The irony that this post went up on Whole Life Challenge today, when I’m at a particularly low point thanks to chronic stress, is not lost on me. I received notification at about 9AM that it would go live today, and although I posted the link immediately on my own social media outlets, it’s taken me several hours to re-read what I wrote a couple months ago.

I mean, I know what it says. And frankly, I didn’t want any helpful advice from some know-it-all on the web today. But when I finally could bring myself to read it, some of the words really hit home.

I’m pretty quick to blame myself for the troubles that arise in my life, and reading my own words was a bit of a dope slap:

But if all you focus on is criticizing yourself, you’re stuck in that moment of “failure” forever. Being compassionate with ourselves allows us to move on from our mistakes and learn, grow, and change.”

I realized that I don’t want to be stuck in the feedback loop in my head, and I don’t have to be. But I’m the only one who can cut the tape.

Turns out the know-it-all on the web had some good advice for me after all.


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