Stop Being So Hard On Yourself!

A lot of people have a tendency to be really hard on themselves.  They think that what they’re doing is never good enough.  If this is you, you need to stop being so hard on yourself!

How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

  1. Remember that mistakes are part of the learning process.

We all make mistakes!  You should actually strive to make mistakes because it’s the best way to learn.  When you experience what doesn’t work you won’t repeat it.  You’ll learn and grow from the experience.  Welcome your mistakes – just make sure you learn from them 😉

  1. There is no right way to do anything and there is no such thing as the perfect time to start something.

If you find yourself not doing something because you think you’ll do it wrong, you’re wrong!!  There’s no ‘right’ way of doing things.  Everyone has their own path to follow and the way you do things may be totally different from how someone else would do it but that does not make it wrong.  And please don’t tell yourself that you have to wait for the right time to start something.  If you want to do something, start now.  There will never be a ‘perfect’ time so if that’s what you’re waiting for get ready for a long wait.

  1. Accept that your weaknesses are part of what make you unique.

No one is good at everything so don’t get down on yourself for your weaknesses.  Instead view your weaknesses as just a part of what makes you you.  Appreciate your strengths and get help with the stuff you’re not so good at.  When you reach out for help you get to meet some pretty awesome people.

  1. Don’t get hung up on the past.

Everything that happened to you in the past has made you who you are today but your past is not your identity.  Whatever you went through, whatever ‘mistakes’ you made taught you valuable lessons that allowed you to grow and become the person you are today.

  1. Learn from criticism.

Criticism can be hard to hear but it also teaches you a lot.  When someone criticizes you listen to what they’re saying and then thank them for pointing it out.  At first it might hurt your ego a bit, but you need to let go of your ego and listen with an open mind.  It’s great to hear good things from people but criticism is what you learn from.  You do need to know the difference between constructive criticism and criticism that’s coming from a bad place though.  Some people are at such a low point in their life that they need to bring others down to help make them feel better.  Consider the source, look for any valuable lessons and let the rest go.

Lighten Up Already!

There are too many awesome things in life to experience to let yourself get caught up in your own head too much.  Stop taking yourself so seriously!  Live your life without fear of not being perfect and look for the humour in things.