After I dropped my kids off at school one-day last week, I was talking to my husband. I was telling him about the day before when I had been at the school dropping off some items the kids had forgotten. There was a substitute in the office and when she tried to verify what grade my daughter was in I couldn’t remember. I had a horrible migraine and I told her as much. I tried to laugh it off, but when I was relaying the conversation to my husband I told him I definitely wasn’t going to be winning any mother-of-the-year awards.
He didn’t laugh.
Instead, he said he wished I wouldn’t be so hard on myself. That he didn’t know anyone who could handle what I have been through as well as I have. (He is most definitely my biggest fan and number one supporter.)
The reason I remembered this conversation so well was because the day before I had actually published a blog post about self-condemnation.
Apparently it didn’t stick.
I needed to go back and read it again.
In it, I share three questions to ask yourself when faced with self-condemnation. And that’s just I needed.