Some tips for balancing your tendency to be overly self-critical:
- Remember that no one is perfect and it's OK for you to be imperfect occasionally!
- If you regret something you have done then rather than dwell on it and castigate yourself, set a simple goal for what you will try to do differently next time and focus on that.
- Ask yourself what a good friend would say your good points are. Remind yourselves of those good points when you are tempted to be overly self-critical.
- Don't be so hard on yourself
CBT Techniques to Beat Negative Thinking