Being patient with ourselves

A lot of times we find ourselves being impatient and harsh towards ourselves. The constant pressure to be perfect and live a life that follows specific steps towards a dream or what we imagine as success, has caused a rushing, and impatient mentality. We may sometimes forget that there is no right or wrong way to live our lives. Society has significantly shaped the idea of a “perfect life” which has caused us to be impatient with ourselves. This is a reminder that there is no strict time line or handbook to life. Everyone’s timing is crafted to the unique individual. We have to practice being nicer to ourselves and recognizing the progress and success we already have achieved before dwelling on what the future holds. We can practice this by being mindful and loving ourselves in every aspect and step of life. This is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves, patience.

Monica Manuel