We are often better at forgiving others than ourselves. True forgiveness starts with forgiving yourself.
Forgiving ourself is easiest when we have realistic standards. Perfection is a harsh task master and almost always un-necessary. Make “Good enough” one of your self-talk slogans. Say it when you feel the claws of perfectionism digging into your heart and soul.
We are taught to praise our children and some do it incessently. Then praise becomes empty. Substituting the words “Good Enough” works better. Moreover, “Good Enough” moderates frustration and failure far better than most other words. Try saying these too words the next time you are tempted to praise your child; see how she or he responds.
Remember what matters: laugh and play every day and double on weekends.
As always thank you for sharing and caring.