I don’t particularly enjoy looking it the mirror, do you? It tempts me to focus on my flaws, which can lead me down paths of self-criticism. This is not a productive exercise!
The truth is, the voice we listen to more than any other is our own. What we tell ourselves matters… a lot. All day long we are sending ourselves messages. We can either choose to berate ourselves for our areas of weakness, or to affirm our efforts and progress.
The world seems quite willing to beat us up and point out our flaws. We don’t need to join in. Instead, mindfully be your own cheerleader. Find a couple of key phrases to keep you going when you are feeling discouraged, and relentlessly remind yourself how wonderful you are!