Thanks. That is the exact question I needed right now.
I'm far from perfect. But as my psychiatrist seems to tell me all the time in my head it is either perfect or it is a catastrophe.
Learning to allow myself shades of grey gives the critic a field day.
I'm a bad worthless person
I'm selfish and cruel and unkind
I should forgive more, give more, try harder.
But the thing is I'm allowed to let myself be human too. I don't have to be perfect. Logically I can see this but it doesn't make my critic be quiet!
So I have to remind myself of the shades of grey...
Let the critic say as she will. Smile and nod and say thanks for that opinion. Then throw the hurt in the bin and just keep trying.
It was your thread that asked us to remember a compliment. I choose to remember the opinion of my 3 year old. She's honest. She told me...
Sometimes I don't like you Mummy but most of the time I like you. But guess what? I love you.
Take that critic perfectionist and smoke it 😂
How are you doing Quirky?