Stop punishing yourself at every turn and for every thought, move or action you make. It’s not worth it to hold yourself up to a standard that you know no one else can meet. Time to practice some self-love and forgiveness! Only you can stop the bleeding!
All that anger you’re turning inward isn’t doing you any good at all. You’re only putting more pressure on yourself to be perfect. It makes no sense for you to be open and welcoming of others and their faults, but not of your own. Stop it! Seriously. Just Stop It!
You can not go back and change what has happened or what you’ve gone through. The only thing the past has to give you today are lessons and knowledge to help you avoid the same mistakes now and in the future.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ George Santayana.
Santayana’s entire quote gives that famous line much more meaning:
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.