Not all enemies come from outside. Sometimes, the call is coming from inside the house. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. Here are 4 signs that you should give yourself a break.
1. You are intolerant towards yourself
Are you one of those people who can find nice things to say about everyone, except yourself? Do you find excuses for everyone’s mistakes except your own? When asked about your qualities, do you have a hard time naming one, but you have a long list of your flaws?
2. You abuse yourself verbally
When asked what you’ve been doing, do you have a hard time mentioning any achievements, but no problem listing all your mistakes and screw-ups? Do you use derogatory language when describing your own person or within your internal monologue?
3. You have unrealistic demands and expectations about yourself
Do you often believe that nothing that you’ve accomplished is of real value? That you should’ve done much more up to this point in your life? That everybody around you is a success and you are a failure?
4. You rarely forgive yourself
Is every mistake, every sin, every mishap of the past torturing you? Do you think everybody despises you because you drank a little too much at that Christmas party two years ago? Can you forgive everyone for the evilest of deeds, but not yourself?
If you answered yes to most of these questions, you have a dysfunctional relationship to your own person. Don’t forget that a war against yourself can never be won. Treat yourself with kindness! Please, share this!