Have you ever realized how often you put yourself down? How hard you are on yourself? Here is a question for you to ponder:
If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be friends with you?
I know I, for one, am someone who is extremely hard on myself. I look in the mirror and see imperfections, I look at work I’ve done and tell myself it isn’t very good, I always feel like I could be a better mom, a better teacher, a better student, a better friend, and the list goes on, and on, and on. When I saw this question (the one above), I started to realize if I had a “friend” who always told me the same things I tell myself, I would drop them in a hot minute. Wouldn’t you? Would we really consider that person a friend? I doubt it, so the next time you are being really hard on yourself, remember to tell the negative “friend” in your head to “skcrimp”!