Have you ever had a friend admit to being self-conscious about a certain trait, physical quality, or mannerism that you never-in-a-million-years would have noticed?
When you look in the mirror, or at a picture of yourself... what are the "problem" areas that you hone in on?
More often than not, all those hang-ups you have about yourself are not noticeable to others.
If you look in the mirror and instantly despise that left eyebrow with one stray hair that was too short to get with the tweezers... you're not getting it.
Same applies with non-physical attributes...
If you look back on your weekend and ignore all the awesome stuff you did and hone in on the one commitment that fell though (yes I'm talking to myself here)... you're not getting it.
Be kind to yourself.
The same way you'd be kind to a friend. A best friend. A cherished person in whom you see so much beauty and allow the teeny tiny flaws to just fade away.
Forgive the moments of imperfection. Forgive the stray hair, or chipped nail polish, or outfit that looked good at 6am in the dark before you had your coffee, or the bathroom sink that looks clean, but didn't get a thorough scrubbing this weekend.
The less you allow these negative, critical thoughts to creep in, the more room you'll have for the positive ones, the productive ones, and slowly, but surely, these positive, productive thoughts will be on the forefront of your mind.
Being overly self-critical is a bad habit. It isn't a truth and it isn't just the way you are. You (and I) can break the habit, and you (and I) deserve to.