"I was tired of listening to my harshest critic, the little voice in my head, so I became more KIND to myself." -Member of MyPsoriasisTeam
You may judge yourself and others every day without realizing it. Like many members of MyPsoriasisTeam have found, living with psoriasis is an exercise in frustrating moments. You may judge yourself when you look in the mirror, when you feel embarrassed, or when you're dealing with a flare. The problem is when you let these internal judgments shape belief in yourself.
Here are recent conversations from members on MyPsoriasisTeam:
Read about how someone talks about how she overcame rude comments and feels empowered just for being herself.
Check out what this person says and how she doesn't care anymore what others think about her skin.
Someone shares that it is overwhelming to have different diseases but tells others to hold their heads up high.
Experts in mindfulness and self-care recommend pausing a moment when you find you're judging yourself. Be aware of those judgments. Ask yourself where this is coming from. Use the moment to be gentle and compassionate with yourself.
Do you recall a time when you were particularly critical of yourself? What are you doing to show yourself kindness in those moments? Share in the comments below or directly on MyPsoriasisTeam.