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Sunday, May 12, 2024

Would You Talk to Your Best Friend Like That? How to Quiet Your Inner Critic

We all have an endless stream of negative self-talk running through our minds, courtesy of our "inner critic." This harsh internal voice says demoralizing things like "You're too fat, ugly, stupid and unworthy of love." While we may rationalize using this cruel self-talk as a way to motivate ourselves, it actually has the opposite effect - keeping us stuck in a cycle of low self-esteem and self-sabotage.

The big question posed in this video is: Would you ever speak to your best friend the way your inner critic speaks to you? Most likely not. With our loved ones, we aim to be supportive, encouraging, and coming from a place of compassion rather than judgment and criticism.

Yet, we treat ourselves in an unloving way that we would never treat our friends. This persistent inner critic fosters a negative self-image that we ultimately act in accordance with. If we believe the lies that we're "lazy" and "pathetic," we won't magically transform into being "ambitious" and "confident."

The third key step to mastering motivation is to turn down the volume knob of your inner critic. Start by noticing when you're being unkind to yourself through negative self-talk. Pause and ask yourself "Why do I think this about myself?" Then move on without getting sucked into that particular self-criticism.

The next step will provide more tactics for facing your inner critic head-on.

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DISCLAIMER: This site provides general information for you to discuss with your physician. This site does not provide any professional advice or services. The ideas, procedures, and suggestions contained here are not a substitute for consulting with your physician, and should only be used as part of planning your development of an overall health and fitness plan with your physician. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision. Our TERMS OF SERVICE limit our liability to you, and you are required to read and agree to them before using our site.

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DISCLAIMER: This site provides general information for you to discuss with your physician. This site does not provide any professional advice or services. The ideas, procedures, and suggestions contained here are not a substitute for consulting with your physician, and should only be used as part of planning your development of an overall health and fitness plan with your physician. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision. Our TERMS OF SERVICE limit our liability to you, and you are required to read and agree to them before using our site.

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