Are you exceptionally hard on yourself? Don’t be so critical of yourself that you become depressed and full of anxiety about your outward appearance or your internal motives. Cherish the battle scars you have, be grateful for the lessons you have learned and love who you are today.
I normally hold myself on this pedestal that I have to act and be a certain way. & if I’m not, then I start to harshly judge who I am. It’s been an uphill battle coming to terms with who I am and who society would want me to be. & it has also been a challenge to learn how to not be so hard on myself when I make a mistake. Instead, I ask myself, what I can learn from this mistake in order to not repeat it? How can I better myself? How can I grow from this?
Don’t have impossible expectations for yourself, rather love who you are & who God made you to be. You possess a combination of skills and talents that no one else does. So, build upon your strengths. God didn’t make you to be anyone else. Everyone on this earth has a weakness. Don’t let your weakness be the voice in your head telling you that you aren’t good enough. Be good enough every day. Be who you are and grow from who you were. Your experiences make you unique, embrace them.