When there is nobody else around, who are you always with? Yes, that’s right yourself. I’m here by myself thinking about how my relationship is with myself. I will start by saying that I haven’t always had a good relationship with myself. I, at times thought that me “holding myself to the highest standard” was beneficial to me. But at the time, the opposite was actually true. The thought that I had to be the best and couldn’t mess up, was causing me to beat myself up when things didn’t go the way I thought they should.
When I learned how to have compassion for myself, it was a GAME CHANGER! I couldn’t believe what possibilities I could see when I stopped fighting with reality. Telling myself I shouldn’t have done something or I should’ve done it differently was of ZERO benefit to me.
Why is it that we can show compassion for another human that we don’t even know, yet we think we have to be beyond ruthless to ourselves OR ELSE! Out of all the things I have learned in my life, learning how to be compassionate towards myself is probably one of the absolute best. – until next time, try compassion towards yourself.