This article reminded me http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/go-easy-on-yourself-a-new-wave-of-research-urges/?src=me&ref=homepage that when I said be kind in an earlier post, I also want you to be kind to yourself.
Giving ourselves a break or having compassion for ourselves is very hard. Often we have expectations of perfection. Sometimes we measure ourselves against the perceived awesomeness of those around us. Let’s make a deal. I’ll try if you do too. Next time you get down on yourself for not being better, not doing better, for not meeting your expectations – stop. Ask yourself if you would have compassion for another in this situation. Support and motivate yourself. Accept the shortcomings in order to soar even higher.