Mental Health Nourishment

as Shared by Sue

You and Yourself


What would you say if I told you that you are good enough? How would you respond if I asked you to stop listening to the critics in your head? You know what I am talking about.

The Critics and You

There is a chorus, a team, an entire band of naysayers, who point out every little imperfection in your every move. They point out that you didn’t try hard enough. These critics take every opportunity to highlight the mistakes you made, the ineffectiveness of your choices, the foolishness of your responses. And most of these same commentators live in your head. They magnify every comment directed at you. They inflate every piece of criticism you’ve ever received. Your every weakness is placed under a microscope and analyzed with deliberate and exacting precision.

You are Human

Please give yourself a break. Remember that you are only human. And being human requires only one thing of you. Just to try. Keep trying and do not give up. To do a tiny bit better everyday. If you slip a little one day, pull yourself up the next day. When you do slip up, the first thing you must do is to forgive yourself. Tell yourself that it is going to be alright. Don’t let those critics stop you from truly succeeding. There is only one person that you need to answer to. That person is you. If you need to answer to anyone else, make sure that they are worthy of judging you.

Remember that a lot of judgmental people are deeply insecure. Instead of working on their mental health, they project their negativity onto you.

Care and Acceptance

The one person you must spend the rest of your life with is you. So if you don’t love yourself, you will be miserable. What do I mean by loving yourself? I don’t mean some narcissistic, self-adoration. I mean accepting and caring about you, with your imperfections.

When you accept yourself, there is a very good chance that your life will be more peaceful. You will experience true happiness and joy.


You were created and came into being as you. You are unique and different. That is how you are distinguished from other people. So all you have to do is to try to become the best version of yourself. That is all you have to do.

man in gray long sleeve shirt sitting on brown wooden chair
Thinking and dealing with acceptance of self
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