Self-reflection without compassion is torture — it’s your judgmental self on steroids. Constantly trying to over-perform triggers the fear of making mistakes and underperform. Reflect to improve, not to become perfect.
Trying to find ‘the’ truth can blind. You stop observing; no answer will ever be good enough. It’s better to be kind to yourself than to be right. Be compassionate with yourself. What seems right today might not work for you tomorrow.
Drawing a comparison between introspection and meditation can shed some light. Introspection is of the thinking realm; meditation is of the witnessing realm.