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?