Saturday, May 21, 2011

Are we our own worst enemies?

If you agree with the following comments, then you probably know what I'm talking about.
  • Nobody is as tough on me as I am on myself.
  • No-one expects as much of me as I do of myself. 
  • Nobody beats me up as emotionally as I beat myself up.
It's a hard lesson to learn that I don't have to do it all and be it all. I can only do what I can do. It's about choosing the important things and knowing that the rest can wait, in fact the other things probably weren't that important in the first place.

I need to learn to be my own best friend.

  • To listen to what my heart and body are telling me.  
  • To cheer myself on and give myself a pat on the back occasionally. 
  • To take care of myself and know that I've done my best, no matter what the results are. 
  • To take the time just to be in the moment and enjoy the simple fact of being alive.
I'm slowly learning to be my own best friend and give myself the same care and consideration that I give my friends - what about you, do you show yourself the same courtesies that you do your friends?

'We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.' ~ Roderick Thorp

Note: I always search for a quote and an image after I write a post which ties in with what I have written - how's this for a quote though, I could have written it myself.

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  1. And there was I, thinking we could only use 6 words! :-)

  2. Sometimes I think I'm my only friend...

  3. Great post. Your first part of your post about doing it all, being it all...that right there my friend is how the concept of my blog came about. I am not superwoman, we are not superwoman. We have to let go of some things and STOP beating ourselves up about it. It is ok! Be your personal best at the things that really matter and everything else will fall into place. Have a great weekend!

  4. thoughtful post- instead of being angry at ourselves we should focus on our good points and pat ourselves on the back!

  5. You are so RIGHT! Welcome to my world...I went to see the new movie "Bridesmaids" it really explains this sort of thing so well and really puts a mark on life...there is some slightly rude jokes (of course) but all in all it is a slap happy but meaningful movie....!

  6. Great quote!

    what synchronicity. I wrote in my journal almost the same sentiments yesterday.

    One of the best parts of travelling by myself is -- I enjoy my own company! :)

  7. Amen. I heard you on every word. 6WS

  8. I can be my own worst enemy at times, but I also know I am the only person I can count on all the time!

  9. I can definitely be my own worst enemy! :( But just gotta remember that God's on my side! (Found your blog from Six Word Saturday!)

  10. I agree with you too - it can be very hard to see your own good points, even when someone points them out!

  11. I think sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. I'm often harder on myself than anybody else. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  12. Yep, I'm learning too. I was reading yesterday (and now I can't remember where) about each having our best friend and worst enemy inside of us.
    and now I am giggling to myself as I noticed before posting this comment that I had written worst friend and best enemy. Would they be the same?

  13. A wise post, and well stated.


  14. To love ourselves is the first step in loving others. It's hard not to fall in that trap of being too hard on ourselves. Great post!

  15. I can so relate to that question. And the three things you mention at the start of your post! :)

  16. you're a big girl now!!
    if you've truly understood all of this, i'm very proud of you.

    give yourself a hug.
    come on!!
    don't be shy!!
    nobody's watching...


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