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Ready to Stop Judging Yourself?

Posted on May 23, 2018



"I was tired of hearing my harshest critic, the little voice in my head, so I became more kind to myself." -Member of MyFibroTeam

You may judge yourself and others
every day without realizing it. Like many members of MyFibroTeam living with fibromyalgia, you may judge yourself when you look in the mirror, when you're too fatigued to go out, or when you falter with an everyday task. The problem is when you let these internal judgments shape belief in yourself.

Here are recent conversations from members on MyFibroTeam:

"Self-compassion is part of the healing path and it has the potential to free us from suffering about suffering."

"Feeling very low today and need to sort out some things. Firstly need to be compassionate to myself... give myself a hug."

"I need to be okay with who I am NOW and to stop beating myself up for not living up to the person I use to be. Sadly, that person no longer exists and I need to be compassionate, kind, and loving to the person I am today."

Experts in mindfulness and self-care recommend pausing a moment when you find you're judging yourself. Be aware of these judgments. Ask yourself where this is coming from. Use the moment to be gentle and compassionate with yourself.

Do you recall a time when you were particularly harsh or critical of yourself? What are you doing to show yourself more kindness in those moments? Share that moment in the comments below or directly on MyFibroTeam.

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