I came across this picture online and just fell in love with it. It put a huge smile on my face and I couldn’t stop smiling for the whole day.
It got me thinking about the way I see myself, and the impact it can have on my mood. Like many others I am my own worst enemy when it comes to being critical of myself. I would never be as hard on someone else, and I often wonder why I am so hard on myself.
Seeing this picture made me realise that I really need to look beyond all of that self-criticism and just live in the moment. Life is so much easier when you stop criticising yourself and beating yourself up for things that you have no control over.
I’ve decided that I will print out the picture and put it at my desk at work, and everyone time I feel like being over self-critical I will look at it and remind myself of what is important in life.
So if you do one thing this week, have a think about how self-critical you are and imagine what your life would be without that little voice telling you that you are worthless and a loser. If that is too much at first- at least give yourself credit for when you do things right.
We all love a little bit of praise, but sometimes the praise with the biggest impact must come from within.