We are often our own worst and harshest critic. Here are some reasons why it's imperative to cut yourself some slack.
- If you are worried about making mistakes, you'll be harder on yourself and think that your mistakes are a bigger deal than they actually are.
- When was the last time you asked a co-worker or friend if what you said was harsh or if a mistake you had made was a big one? What did that person say? Often times, we think that we've made a bigger mistake than others do.
- You teach others how to treat you. If you are putting yourself down or talking negative about yourself, you are teaching others to do the same. Cut yourself some slack, relax, take a deep breath, and engage in some positive self-talk.
Stephanie Mansour, CEO of Step It Up with Steph, is a Health & Fitness Expert and Body Image & Confidence Coach. As a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, Pilates instructor, and life coach, Stephanie has been featured on CNN, AOL, and more for her realistic and holistic approach to health & fitness. She coaches women through her virtual 30 Day Jumpstart Program, and recently trained her client to lose 83 lbs in 12 weeks on NBC Chicago!