More than one person has told me that I am too hard on myself. Mostly my response is 'ya, and?' But on a happy ramble this morning I suddenly realised that yes, I am sometimes hard on myself. But, I'm learning. And if that's not okay with people, that's just something they are going to have to deal with on their time. I'm learning. And like all learners sometimes I need support.
I also realised that while there might still be things I'm working on, there are also LOTS of things I'm already pretty awesome at, and they sometimes get lost in the focus on what's not quite there yet. So I thought I'd make a couple lists to remind myself to keep things in perspective:
|THINGS I'VE MASTERED||THINGS I'M WORKING ON|
|Seeing beauty in nature, art, design, etc||Seeing beauty in myself, and sometimes other people|
|Loving others||Loving myself|
|Cooking great meals||Eating healthy|
|Playing with words||Communicating what matters to me|
|Taking care of the people I love||Taking care of myself|
|Being creative (ideas)||Creating (actions/outcomes)|
|Generating income||Managing my cash flow|
|Making people laugh||Maintaining a sense of humour in trying times|
I don't know about you, but I see a couple themes in there. And one thing I know about myself - I've always loved learning. In fact, that's one of the things that goes in the 'Things I've Mastered' list.