Don’t be so hard on yourself… Easier said than done but oh so important.
I have been beating myself up lately. I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, my house isn’t clean enough, I’m not teaching my kids enough, I’m too lazy, I’m not eating right, I’m not exercising enough, I complain too much, I’m not good, I’m not pretty, I’m not funny, I can’t do anything right. Well, there’s one thing I can do really well and that is beat myself down. There is too much in this world to pull us down, we shouldn’t add to it.
Today I am telling myself, “if there is one good thing I accomplish today that is to be kind to myself.” It’s so much easier, I think, to be kind towards others. I can forgive someone else much easier than I can forgive myself. I can see the good in another long before I can see the good in myself. I see all the things I think are bad and I start to think that I am bad. I feel all the negative and I start to become negative. I hate all those feelings and I start to hate myself. Everyone else is unhappy because of me. So not true but it’s true that I tell myself that. It’s exhausting. It takes work and effort and time to think all those thoughts and to feel all those feelings. It’s just not good. It’s just not worth it. I am more valuable than that. My time is too precious to waste on that. And so is yours. Let’s be kind to ourselves today and this week. Let’s stop being so hard on ourselves.