5 Reasons Why Being Hard On Yourself Can Be Valuable

Most of us are our own worst critics. We tend to be much harder on ourselves than we are with others because we hold ourselves to a higher standard than we typically expect from others.

We know that being hard on ourselves can be dangerous and unhealthy because it can:

  • Affect our self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Make us doubt ourselves when we are attempting something new.
  • Cause us to be unhappy or sad.
  • Affect the way we communicate with others.
  • Put a strain on our personal and professional relationships.

But what if we could have a healthy balance between being hard on ourselves and being able to use it to our advantage?