Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyLeukemiaTeam

Ready to Stop Judging Yourself?

Posted on March 28, 2019

"I was tired of hearing my harshest critic, the little voice in my head, so I became more kind to myself." -Member of MyLeukemiaTeam

You may judge yourself and others every day without realizing it. Like many members of MyLeukemiaTeam facing leukemia, you may judge yourself when you look in the mirror, when you forget something, or when you falter with an everyday task. The problem is when you let these internal judgments shape belief in yourself.

Experts in mindfulness and self-care recommend pausing a moment when you find you're judging yourself. Be aware of these judgments. Ask yourself where they're coming from. Use the moment to be gentle and compassionate with yourself.

Do you recall a time when you were particularly harsh or critical of yourself? What are you doing to show yourself more kindness in those moments? Share that moment in the comments below or directly on MyLeukemiaTeam.

All updates must be accompanied by text or a picture.

Related articles

Blood tests are a necessary part of living with leukemia. For many people, however, blood tests...

Tips for Coping With Blood Test Anxiety

Blood tests are a necessary part of living with leukemia. For many people, however, blood tests...
Whether you’re waiting on nerve-wracking test results or managing the challenging side effects of...

Creating a Positive Outlook With Leukemia

Whether you’re waiting on nerve-wracking test results or managing the challenging side effects of...
People living with leukemia commonly face mental-health-related symptoms, such as depression and...

Depression, Anxiety, and Leukemia

People living with leukemia commonly face mental-health-related symptoms, such as depression and...
Some people with leukemia may have stem cell transplants or other treatments for cancer...

Leukemia and the Stress of Delaying Care

Some people with leukemia may have stem cell transplants or other treatments for cancer...
Having any type of cancer can be tough, but working through those challenges with others can make...

The Power of Mentoring Others With Leukemia

Having any type of cancer can be tough, but working through those challenges with others can make...
According to Harvard Medical School, those of us living with cancer, receiving cancer treatment,...

Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From COVID-19 With Leukemia

According to Harvard Medical School, those of us living with cancer, receiving cancer treatment,...

Recent articles

When you are diagnosed with leukemia, your doctor may recommend various types of treatments....

The Benefits of Targeted Therapy for Leukemia

When you are diagnosed with leukemia, your doctor may recommend various types of treatments....
Fever can be a sign that your immune system is doing its job: protecting you. It’s the body’s way...

Fevers in Leukemia: When Is Fever a Normal Symptom, and When Is It a Cause for Concern?

Fever can be a sign that your immune system is doing its job: protecting you. It’s the body’s way...
Having any type of cancer raises the risk of infection for multiple reasons. Infections may...

Leukemia and Infections: Prevention and When To Call Your Doctor

Having any type of cancer raises the risk of infection for multiple reasons. Infections may...
Living with leukemia can mean facing costly treatments and care. Thankfully, a variety of...

Nonprofit Resources for Affording Leukemia Treatment

Living with leukemia can mean facing costly treatments and care. Thankfully, a variety of...
Palliative care can be a good option for people with leukemia, regardless of the severity of...

Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life With Leukemia at Any Stage

Palliative care can be a good option for people with leukemia, regardless of the severity of...
To improve protection against COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has...

What People With Leukemia Should Know About Getting a Second COVID-19 Booster Shot

To improve protection against COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has...
MyLeukemiaTeam My leukemia Team

Thank you for subscribing!

Become a member to get even more:

sign up for free

close