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.

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