A European trip taught me how to be kind to myself

2020-05-12T16:25:45+00:00

“Don’t be too hard on yourself,” says my best friend Alex, “You have very high expectations and you expect yourself to be perfect often. Just be kind to yourself, okay?” I remember Alex’s words so vividly. But hearing something is one thing; truly understanding it is another. I didn’t fully understand what Alex means until I had a European trip last year. I learned the importance of focusing on my strengths. I’m a naturally quiet person, and I thought that’s my weakness. But when I went to Europe, I realized that I’m a pensive and thoughtful person – that’s actually a [...]