OT - Women Wednesday
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm hard on myself. And by hard, I'm downright MEAN to myself. At some point in my life, I decided that if I'M meaner to me than anyone else, their words won't hurt as much. Instead of talking myself UP, I've been talking myself down. In a way, I'm mentally abusing MYSELF. That is SO jacked up. Who else beats themselves up??
Women are powerful creatures. We can do it all. Regardless of how physically strong men are, I believe that we women take the cake in strength. We suffer through amazing (and annoying!) body changes. We've ventured into jobs that were, once, exclusively for men. And while the female stereotypes we grew up with have not been completely eradicated, we have proven that we CAN and DO darn near everything that men do.
So instead of beating myself up, I really want to try and banish my inner bully. I have decades of practice, so it will be a hard habit to break. I've been looking up some memes and sayings to keep with me as a reminder to be nicer to ME, practice some self-love, and get out of my extremely deep negativity rut. Anyone else out there beating themselves?
You are under no obligation to be the same person you were a year, a month, or even 15 minutes ago. You have the right to grow. No apologies.
Your past mistakes are meant to guide you, not define you.
Wokring on myself, for myself, by myself.
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.
You have my permission to be kind to yourself.
I'm going to play a new game with the skids today. It's called Duct, Duct, Tape.
(And who caught that?)
You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head. Be kind to yourself.
Don't just be good to others. Be good to youself, too.