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Forgive Myself

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One of the things I used to do so much, and still do at times, is beat myself up over a mistake of whatever kind. I have to forgive myself and move forward. Beating myself up with only keep me in a self-defeating cycle.

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  • Linda, I could have written this "secret"! I think we all are our own worst critics! I didn't do my cardio yesterday so I am bad. But I know I can do it today or tomorrow and it will be okay. We need to give ourselves permission to... - by NANASNOW
  • So true! I try to think of it as not a "mistake" but a "learning opportunity"! emoticon - by FLOWINGWATER
  • This is so true. When you beat up on yourself then you go into depression and then its like you do not know how to get back on tract.We just have to remember that even though we err it is not the end of the day, its the beginning. After all, we learn from our mistakes. - by PAULINE1123
  • DEBRABUF
    This is true, I found the nicer I am to me, the more success I have! - by DEBRABUF
  • I agree! I don't know why forgiving ourselves is so difficult but sometimes it just is. - by AQUAGIRL08
  • OBURGMOM
    Great idea. I beat myself up over eating the wrong things and this leads to totally throwing in the towel. I need to realize that I don't need to throw in the towel if I eat something that is "bad'. Any food can be ok. Moderation is the key. I need to stop beating up myself too and move on! Thanks for your tip! - by OBURGMOM
  • sounds great - by POSEY440

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