There are times when you have to be hard on yourself.
Then there are other times when you have to offer yourself a break.
Be hard on yourself if you sit around watching television or playing on social media instead of writing.
Give yourself a break if you’re not feeling well.
Be hard on yourself if you allow yourself to be distracted or blocked.
Give yourself a break if you write something that you later have to delete because it doesn’t work.
You should have expectations of yourself, goals you want to attain, and you should attempt to reach those goals instead of sitting around giving yourself excuses not to try.
But things will go wrong; at times, you will fall short of your goals, you will make mistakes – this is the time to forgive yourself.