It is often said that we are our own worst critics. I get it. I mean no one can tear me down like I can tear myself down. But why? In my opinion, we have enough “haters” out there and we don’t have to be the first one on the list. We have to have the ability to love ourselves and lift ourselves up when no one else will. We have to learn how to validate ourselves and not rely on the word of another person to tell us how awesome we are. This is not to be confused with being conceited or arrogant. It’s about knowing who you are and believing in that. We are not always going to get it right but that is no reason to mercilessly beat yourself up.
As I journey to 56, I am intentionally being kinder to myself.