I am my own worst critic and I need to stop being so hard on myself. There I said it. For some time now I’ve come to realize that I have been extremely hard on myself for no reason. Well I take that back, I do know the reason. But that is for another post. I had to tell myself to get out of your head.
You can’t be everything to everyone. Also you can’t help everyone. Lastly, you can’t be what everyone needs you to be. I now know that I was applying too much pressure on myself to be what everyone needed and wanted me to be. I felt if I could help then I should. However, if I couldn’t I always felt then I should find a way.
Now I just say no without explanation. I don’t feel bad for saying no. Nor do I figure a way for someone. Also I had this thought process of I could never not do something. If I found myself sitting down for more than an hour, then I would begin to feel like I am wasting time. I had to get up and do something. When it is perfectly ok, to sit and do nothing.
Recently I began acknowledging how well of a job I was doing at keeping my routines. I told my husband the amount of work I get done before I go to work is amazing. Now because I do have a specific routine Monday thru Friday, by Saturday it’s every man for themselves. But I had to enjoy the fruits of my labor that I put in during the week and say I do a good job. And guess what, there is nothing wrong with saying I do a good job, I did a good job, my skin is glowing this morning, I cooked an awesome dish, or whatever you conquer.
If you are constantly criticizing yourself, not think you’re good enough, or not giving yourself a moment then you need to stop being so hard on yourself. Give yourself a break, compliment, and let it go. JUST LET IT GO Get out of your head. Don’t beat yourself into a grave trying to prove you are a good mom, worker, wife, or whatever else title you hold.
Be you so you can be free.