\'You have been criticising yourself for years and it hasn\'t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.\' Louise Hay 🌻
When I took this photo today, I was like, meh. And then I said - stop it. Just stop criticising yourself already. I\'ve been doing myself for my entire life, thinking my work is not good enough, thinking I am not good enough. I think self criticism is good in a way, but for the most part it\'s just destructive. I\'ve been so critical that I\'ve never taken opportunities I should have (like participating in some writing contests to get published), because I always look at my work as garbage. I always think my school work is horrible, I even thought my thesis is a piece of 💩 (it probably is 🤣 but I shouldn\'t think this way). I almost never like my photos, I always find something I hate about them, I always think everything I create is not good enough and why couldn\'t I do better , even though other people say I have done a great job and I should be proud of it (but somehow criticism always gets in my head). I was scrolling through Pinterest and there was this qoute \'Being self critical is damaging and nothing else. If the all-knowing and powerful God can look past EVERYTHING about us, why can\'t we?\'. These words give me hope that one day I won\'t be as self critical as I used to be.
I guess we all should just be a bit (or a lot) less self critical, we should look at our work as something amazing, as something WE have created. Yes, maybe it\'s never perfect, but it doesn\'t have to be perfect. Self criticism is what gives us anxiety and stress, it makes us miserable and scared. So let\'s love our work a little more and be proud of what we have done and where we are now ♥️