Welcome to the Daily Dose of Self Love. This series will be about self love, self care, self esteem and self worth. Basically everything related with SELF. My aim with this series is to give you a daily boost of self love and self care. We all get busy with our lives and sometimes it leaves us less or no time to take time for ourselves, be with ourselves, wash off all the negativity that we accumulated during the day with self love, meditation, etc. The daily boost will be in an easy to understand and more importantly something which is relatable. So Welcome!!
Self Love Practice Tip #93
In today’s post we will continue to talk about how to hush your inner critic. Push yourself and believe in yourself. Know that even if you do fail you will learn from that and have no regrets. Just identifying the habit of when the nasty voice comes up for you is a big step in thee right direction. So every time you say something which begins with “I can’t”, “I cannot”, “I won’t” just remember that it is the inner critic and it is trying to tell you lies. See how much of a habit it is. Sometimes it is more of a habit that we tend to put ourselves down rather than giving ourselves a positive talk. See how much habit of negative talk you have. Also try to identify if you are tying this negative inner voice to something that somebody said to you at some point of time in life. Maybe that does go back to your childhood or maybe a co-worker said something, an ex, or someone whom you are in current relationship with. Think of all the times someone has put you down and you tie it to your inner critic saying the same things to you when the similar situation arises. Say a co-worker or a boss say that you are incompetent, so now anytime you make a mistake or you think about leaving to another job, you little inner voice says “oh, but you are incompetent”. You shouldn’t go after that. That is another way of identifying what you have started to believe what the other people have identified. This is when you start to believe that it is truly not a reflection of you of what something someone has said about you. Here are the moments when you are do this exercise where you ask yourself if you truly believe if you are an incompetent person or is it just this person who does not know how to be a manager. Think of the positive things that your other bosses or co-workers have said about you in the past or present. So can you rule out this lie that you are incompetent. Obviously you were hired for a reason and that you were smart and had the required skill set so when someone calls you incompetent you have to work through asking yourself if it is true to you or not.
Come back tomorrow for more inspiration.