Silencing Your Inner Critic
The inner critic, some of us are aware of it, while others don’t even realize its presence. Awareness is the first step to recognizing and silencing your inner critic. Catch yourself the next time you are aware of feeling anxious, numb, or distracted. Identify the voice of your inner critic. Identify the situation that may have triggered the inner critic. Did it tell you that you would embarrass yourself if you tried? Unfortunately, this type of internal communication provokes both anxiety and shaming which is the opposite of motivation. Whatever the dialogue, it is often not the reality. In fact, with a little self-acceptance, self-love, and self-compassion, you can learn to silence your inner critic.