Did you catch the type-o? If not, you make a mistake!
See, it isn't so bad, right? Maybe not in theory, but in practice the urge to beat ourselves up can be overpowering.
For example, I accidentally did not press the "OK" button, the final, crucial step to set my alarm last night. So I made a mistake and slept way beyond my usual 6.25 wake up. I was sick and in a profoundly bad mood yesterday, which I suppose explain my lapse. But this morning I still had to go through my private self-disgust ritual, i.e. disappointment and judgement for getting a late start on a promising and jam-packed Tuesday.
The real question, the hardest, is can you accept yourself when you do screw up? And how quickly can you get past it and move on?
After we accept mistake-making, can we reduce the amount of time spent in editorializing the screwup?
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