We all have an inner critic. That irritating voice that judges and criticizes things that we do and the mistakes we’ve made. In some ways, the ability to discern and to make judgments based on the information available makes us human.
The trouble comes when your inner critic’s voice is the ONLY one you can hear. When this inner voice is the one calling the shots, you may not be making the best decisions for you. You may be stifling your own growth because of your inner perceived fears and judgments.
This inner critic is especially prevalent when you’re working to make significant changes in your life, or when you start engaging in the creative process.
Tips for Working with Your Inner Critic
In previous posts, I talked about setting goals and maintaining them with loving-kindness and some benefits of tapping into your creativity. These ideas are meant to help you in living up to your fullest potential. Yet, what happens when that critical voice inevitably starts talking to you?
In this video, I share with you a few tips for managing your inner critic and working with feelings of self-judgment. I invite you to experiment with these ideas because you never know when that critical voice will pop up. Much like practicing an instrument, the more you work with these ideas, the easier they will be to use when you need them.
If you’re still having a hard time managing your inner critic, let me know. I’d like to see if I can help you.