Stop Beating Yourself Up. You Are Perfect Exactly As You Are

We are all doing the best we can to cope with the situation we find ourselves in, but I know it’s a challenging time.

So each day this month, I’m offering you 4 gifts: 1 image, 1 quote, 1 idea, and 1 thing you might want to try. I hope this helps you to feel encouraged, connected and inspired.

Here is your 11:11 for today.



Embrace the glorious mess that you are.
― Elizabeth Gilbert (b. 1969) American author


Be careful. Be wary of too much ‘efforting’, of trying too hard. Be mindful of perfection, a subtle energy that can sneak in and steal your joy before you even see it coming.

You don’t have to be the perfect spouse, the perfect parent, the perfect practitioner, the perfect business owner.

You just have to be you – seriously – and be the beautiful, natural, funky, imperfect, amazing you that you want to be.

Some people in your life may not appreciate that – but that says more about them than it does about you. Don’t let that get in your way.

Besides, perfect people are exhausting. And who wants that?


How often do you find yourself thinking, well I screwed that up, didn’t I? or calling yourself an idiot under your breath? You may not use those exact words, but you still pour that negative, critical energy into yourself.

Would you talk to someone else that way? Especially someone you love? I hope not.

Try this instead.

When you catch yourself beating yourself up, STOP. (That’s the hard part, because this is so natural to us.) Take a breath. Put both hands on your heart. Close your eyes. Send loving energy to your core.

And say to yourself: “That’s okay, hon. You’re doing your best, and that’s good enough. You’ll get there.”

Or anything else that feels loving, compassionate, and good.

See how that feels. Create a new habit.

And be well,

P.S. You are perfect exactly as you are. Not even kidding. 


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