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Mistakes, they happen. And when they do, you can either beat yourself up or you can be kind to yourself.

I sometimes am an idiot that when I make mistakes, I become too hard on myself. Perhaps, I’m too proud.

I keep on questioning myself - how I could have missed that or how stupid I was… And the questioning goes on and on.

I continue to feed my feelings of inadequacy and shame. I just wouldn’t leave them alone. Even after I have corrected my error, even when I’ve solved my mistake - I still beat myself up. And as these feelings resurface, I start losing confidence in myself.

I start doubting myself. And that’s when more mistakes happen.

As I’ve said, I can be an idiot sometimes.

But I am learning to be kinder to myself. And it feels good.



Image by Kristopher Roller


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