"I was tired of listening to my harshest critic, the little voice in my head, so I became more KIND to myself." -Member of MyDepressionTeam
You may judge yourself and others every day without realizing it. Like many members of MyDepressionTeam have found, living with depression is an exercise in frustrating moments. You may judge yourself when you are feeling low when you forget something, or when you falter with a simple task. The problem is when you let these internal judgments shape belief in yourself.
Here are recent conversations from members on MyDepressionTeam:
"Letting go of toxic people can be a refreshing way to focus on self-care."
"Choose to give honor to your feelings and emotions. Make self-care a priority. Choose yourself!"
"SELF CARE is the #1 thing we all should be giving & doing for ourselves."
Experts in mindfulness and self-care recommend pausing a moment when you find you're judging yourself. Be aware of those judgments. Ask yourself where this is coming from. Use the moment to be gentle and compassionate with yourself.
Do you recall a time when you were particularly critical of yourself? What are you doing to show yourself kindness in those moments? Share in the comments below or directly on MyDepressionTeam.