We tend to be our worst enemy. We can find fault with the itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny whiff of a potential mistake. With this itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny whiff of a mistake we come down heavy on ourself in a way we would never do to someone else. Why? What is the rationale? Do we stop and observe and reflect recognizing the absurdity? Usually not. It is just habit that perpetuates itself. Habits have causes. Causes can be overturned, if we genuinely want to. Let’s start overturning this destructive habit of self-flagellation. Recognize it, see the absurdity, and even chuckle. Then show this totally undeserved behavior the back door.
Doubt and guilt eat away at us like a cancer. Of course, sometimes doubt can lead to discovery, but too much paralyzes us. Guilt has no redeeming qualities. Both disrupt our peace of mind and […]
Be kind to yourself. You deserve it. Loving others starts at home. So love yourself. Be gentle with yourself. Give yourself a break. Give yourself some slack. Be grating ourselves for not being good enough […]
Often, we beat ourselves up for no good reason other than habit, our habit of thinking we are stupid, ugly, clumsy, unlikeable, and just no good. That insecurity is actually not ours. It was “given” […]