Self-criticism

Self-criticism

It compromises your goals and undermines your pursuits, whether they are academic, health related, personal, or professional.

Self-criticism predicts depression, avoidance behaviors, loss of self-esteem, negative perfectionism, procrastination, and rumination.

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MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE

  • Use lunch as an act of self-care. Take a moment to notice this nourishment you’re giving yourself. 
  • Remember that, just like you, everybody feels like a fraud to a certain degree.
  • Helping people makes us feel good about ourselves and connected to others. So, instead of defaulting to “No, thanks” or “ I’m fine” when someone offers you something, try saying yes.
Self-compassion

It generates resilience, it empowers you to be flexible, and gives you the ability to identify problems, accept negative feedback from others, and change habits that no longer serve you.

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RELATED IDEAS

Read a book

Don't you feel happy when you find a book that you love? A good story makes us feel happy to look forward to, and the act of reading helps us to feel peace. Besides, reading helps us to improve knowledge and it is sure a habit that many successful people around the world incorporates in their daily life.

3 ways to practice self-care
  1. Allow yourself to unplug from the news and social media for a few days.
  2. Recognize when you need self-care and then respond to that need.
  3. Have a self-care checklist ready that has dozens of options tailored just for you: These options can range from scheduling a mid-day call with a friend to drawing a bubble bath.
Self-Care Is Not One-Size Fits All

You have to start giving up most of your vices in order to truly dedicate yourself to self-care and to larger causes. But there are healthy indulgences we can enjoy.

These are defined by small actions we can take that help us restore balance in our lives, and bring us joy and happiness. 

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