Gentle, Gentle: I have spent years as a self-sabateur, most of my life actually. I began at the age of six, but that is another story, for a stronger day. I have learned to be gentle with myself of late. I now know not to listen to my inner critic at night, when I am most tired and depleted of energy. Inner critic? That voice that tells you that you are not enough, you will never get it right, things are hopeless, you are "loser" and other self-defeating narratives. For years, my inner-critic's voice had the voice of others. I have banished them, and am not learning to quiet my own voice inner critic. I had a VERY productive day today. All or nothing, all the way! But ... in a gentle way!