31 March 2015

Reasons to be Less Hard on Yourself

photo of anna karina.

1. You're a human.
(A beautiful one!)

2. I will have peaks and troughs. -- Repeat this to yourself.
Stop giving into that silly (false) idea that you should always be improving. And that if you aren't, you're a failure. It's natural to have creative dry spells. (Just means a flood is coming.)

3. Because whoever you are, in this moment -- you can change, and you will. You are becoming yourself.

4. Because your best friend believes in you.

5. Everything has a start.

6. Because the right criticism can make you better. And as for the wrong criticism -- it's just an opportunity to surprise them.

7. Look at your hands. Look at how astonishing they are! Sometimes, the best remedy is just to be. 

8. Stop judging yourself against a ledger of what you've done. And dream, instead, of what you can do.

9. And, if you must judge yourself on these terms, remember: there was once a time when you couldn't walk, even crawl, or speak. Whatever it is -- there's a way.

10.  Did I mention you're spectacular, wonderful, smart, miraculous, lovely, good? You are.


  1. "You is kind, you is smart, you is important." <--- wise words that we can all remember :) Thank you for this reminder today!! Just the fact that we were created and that we are here is amazing!

  2. I love this post so so so much. I really needed this. You always have the best words. <3

  3. You sure are positive. Thanks :) This post did brighten my day a little <3

    The Life of Little Me

  4. I really love this your post, because everything is so beautiful!
    You did a great job! Wait for a new one!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  5. Thank you for the encouraging words. This week has been quite difficult and I have just become so unmotivated, sometimes all it takes is a reminder to get us back on track. Thanks again :)

  6. This is such a wonderful blog post, so beautiful and thoughtful. You're clearly a fantastic human being xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge