Have you been overly critical of yourself lately? How and why have you done this? These are the questions to ponder for day 9. Just last weekend I messed something up that I should have not done. It wasn't the end of the world, but I felt horrible. I had a tightness in my stomach and chest and in my mind I called myself an idiot and also repeated that I hated my life. I don't know when I started doing this type of self talk, but it has been going on for several years. I am more aware of it, but I still tend to do it. I am better at recognizing when I do it and I do try to forgive myself later for being so hard on myself. I know I have had issues of not loving myself and also of not feeling good enough since childhood. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to be perfect, so when I'm not, I really am hard on myself. I am working on being kinder and more loving toward myself regardless of whether I mess something up or not.