Have you noticed that you are your own worst critic? I know it’s true for me.
Give yourself a break
Seriously. Be gentle with yourself. Would you be as hard on your children as you are on yourself? Treat yourself like you treat your best treasures.
Give yourself credit
Sure, you’re not perfect. But you’re not supposed to be! You’re a work in progress, so give yourself a little pat on the back for the good stuff you’re already doing and the progress you’ve already made.
Give yourself permission
Take chances and risks. Be wrong. Be silly. Be vulnerable. Try something new. Play. Laugh. Cry. Give yourself permission to act like a kid, to act like a grownup, to act like an entrepreneur or anything else that catches your fancy. Give yourself permission to be all of who you are.
Give yourself time
Giving to others requires a strong foundation from which to give. Give yourself time to do things that restore your spirit and your physical health.
Give others the gift of giving to you
In the same way other people need you, you need other people. In the same way, you feel great when you give to others, others feel great when they give to you. Give others the gift of giving to you, and give yourself the gift of receiving from others.