Something we all struggle with or have struggled with is self-worth and self-love that’s not conditional on external circumstances.
And it’s not just loving yourself despite your depression, mistakes and imperfections. It’s about loving the whole of who you are and realizing you’re worthy of love regardless of the things you haven’t quite figured out yet.
It’s not easy. But we are all works-in-progress. If you find yourself being particularly critical these days, try to remember the following:
You are worthy just by nature of being born.
Celebrities, famous people and even therapists are not more worthy than you.
To be less critical and judgmental of others, you must first start with yourself.
It’s okay to love who you are even though you haven’t found your calling, stick your foot in your mouth, mess up on a daily basis and know people who tell you different.
It’s not about racking up the most accomplishments, being problem-free or even perfectionistic in increasing your self-worth and self-esteem.
It’s about acknowledging where you still have to go and working toward loving yourself whether or not you’ve mastered anything.