In life, there will be times of failure, and times of regret. Times of frustration, and times of worry. Moments of insecurity and inadequacy plague even the most confident among us. We will all experience some level of self-doubt and self-criticism, and this is what makes the practice of self-compassion so vitally important.
Today, rather than beating yourself up for your perceived mistakes and shortcomings, decide to be kind and caring. Understand and accept that disappointments, failures, and difficulties are all a part of what it is to be human. Things won’t always turn out exactly as we had hoped, we will have flaws and shortcomings, make errors, and experience defeat and loss, but that’s okay!
I always say that our imperfections are simply perfection in disguise.
So make a decision today to become more mindful of your negative self-talk and the self-critical perceptions of your behaviors. Notice your words, and your mannerisms. Notice your emotions, and your feelings. Notice your imperfections.
Notice, without judging.
Today, allow the art of self-compassion to help you better handle the realities of life. Be kind and considerate to yourself, be gentle and empathetic. To be imperfect is to be human, and to know and accept that fact helps us transcend that reality.