I Am Slowly Learning To Stop Being So Hard On Myself

I am slowly learning to embrace all aspect of my personality.  To stop emphasizing my flaws and devaluing my strengths.  I am not perfect.  And I understand that perfection doesn’t exist.  I am not a failure.  I am not a disaster.  I am trying hard and doing my best.  I am a work in progress.

I am slowly learning to stop being hard on myself.  To stop questioning my value. To stop comparing myself to others. To stop acting like I am a failure. To stop rushing things.  To stop turning things into competition, whether it is career or romance.

I am slowly learning to cherish my achievements. To be proud of any accomplishment, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem.   I am proud of my home. I am proud of my degree. I am proud of all the friendships I have developed. I am proud of how far I have come. I am proud of the person I am.

I am slowly learning to raise my standards and think more of myself.  To walk away from toxic people as I deserve better treatment.  I am slowly learning to surround myself with positive people and people who can help me improve myself.  People who do know what is the best for me and share my values and morals.

I am slowly learning that negativity doesn’t make me a realist, but only makes things more difficult.  It makes me think that there is some sort of conspiracy against me and makes me expect the worst.

I am slowly learning that pessimism doesn’t help whatsoever.  I would benefit more from being positive and seeing the good in both myself and the world.  I am learning to readjust my lens to find happiness.  To make a change.

I am slowly learning that loving myself  is a complex and never-ending process. However, accepting myself as I am is within my resource. I accept what I look like. I accept my origin. I accept who I am.  And, this acceptance will lead me to self-fulfillment one day.

I am slowly learning that self-criticism is not a good thing.  I will not help me succeed.  It will only lower my stamina and demotivate me.  It will bring me down and prevent me from reaching the peak I belong to.

I am slowly learning that I deserve better. That I should treat myself much better.  I should care about me and value myself more.  Value myself the same way I do with others.

I am slowly learning to stop being hard on myself.  To understand that I matter much more than I realize.