Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you all had a fantastic week and got a lot of things accomplished. If not, I hope it was relaxing. Today I wanted to talk to you about your inner critic because we all have one. We all have a little voice in our heads that tell us we shouldn’t do something or we aren’t good enough or other awful things. But if we are being honest here, there is enough criticism coming from outside that we don’t really need to listen to that voice inside. So today I want to share with a few tips on how to deal with your inner critic.
Find a safe place in your mind. Your inner critic is always going to be talking. It’s always going to try to talk you out of things. The key is to understanding that you don’t have to listen. If someone gives you constructive criticism, you want it to come from a place of good intentions. Therefore, when your inner critic is being negative, try to figure out if there is any good reason to listen. If there isn’t, move on. That safe space is going to help you focus more on positive.
Know yourself. This is important because you need to know where the thoughts are coming from. You need to understand where the negativity stems from and what is causing it. Once you have that self-awareness, you may be better at silencing those thoughts and focus on other things. You can question your inner critic and decide if it is worth listening to.
Change the role of your inner critic. It’s impossible to get rid of completely, but you can change the role it plays. We have a choice of how we respond to our critic. We can choose to give in and listen or we can tell ourselves that it’s not the best time to give up. The key is to respond productively and wisely. Look at it as a way to prove your inner critic wrong and develop a better sense of your capabilities.
Bring in positive reinforcements. You can challenge all those negative thoughts with positive self-talk. Tell yourself you are doing a good job and that you are capable of great things. Don’t let your inner critic convince you to sell yourself short. Challenging it is going to help you more in the future and you will become a better version of the person you already are.
Ask for help when you need it. Asking for help is a great way to silence your inner critic. Because once you let someone else in, it is impossible almost to give up. Allow yourself to ask questions and seek advice. Don’t think you have to go through life alone. Everyone needs a support system to help when they need it.
All of this comes down to, don’t sell yourself short. Be kind to yourself. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments how you deal with your inner critic. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!