Have you been overly critical of yourself lately? How and why have you done this? You can find a review on recognizing destructive behaviors, such as self-criticism, here. If you feel comfortable sharing, then post your response in a thread in our Structured Program forum. We would love to hear from you. ======================================================================= Umm, yeah. I do this a lot. With everything. I'm not athletic enough, I don't make enough money, I don't volunteer enough, I'm not up on pop culture etc. etc. etc. I'm learning to change my tape. You know the tape that plays in your head. I think though the best outward symbol of how to change this is with running. For one I haven't run in almost 2 years. I was afraid it would bring on more pain. I started riding my bike three weeks ago. So far so good so today I went for a two mile run very, very slowly. We'll see what happens tomorrow, but I'm guessing not much because I have TMS not some crazy structural abnormality that no doctor on the planet can find. Anyway, my point is I'm trying to change my approach to life the same way I approach my running. Previously, I was super competitive and obsessive. I had to have this pace or that distance in order to feel good about myself. Didn't get the result I want do more. Run Harder, Run Faster. Guzzle protein shakes, Add core routine etc. etc. etc. When it left my life and lived with intense pain I just simply wanted to be outside watching the trees gently sway against the blue sky and feel the warm sun on my skin. I did that today. It reminds me of what is important and that the other things like pace or races or any of that just come. Sure you have to do the work, but if it happens ok, but the true joy is just being outside and spending time with my children. I'm going to try and keep these thoughts in the present and not beat myself up about other things that happen in life. I want to live in the present and let tomorrow come on its own.