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Master Motivation 4

Sunday, May 12, 2024

How to Face Your Inner Critic Head-On

If you struggle with persistent negative self-talk from an "inner critic," this step is crucial for mastering motivation. The previous steps covered:

  1. Rejecting motivation through self-hatred

  2. Recognizing you don't have to believe negative thoughts

  3. Realizing how unkind your inner critic is to yourself

Now it's time to directly face and deal with your inner critic. This will require some work, but it's necessary to break free from the self-criticism keeping you stuck.

The simple but profound step is to build awareness of your inner critic. For the next 24 hours, carry a notebook or use your phone to write down every instance when you notice yourself saying unkind, unproductive things in your inner voice.

Label it "My Inner Critic" and jot down at least 5 common phrases like "You're so lazy," "You're ugly," "You'll never be good enough," etc. Don't censor yourself - dig deep and capture even the most cruel self-talk you tend to default to.

This exercise may be uncomfortable, as you'll vividly realize how terrible you would never talk to anyone else this way. But that's the point - becoming aware of the harsh inner critic you accept as normal.

With this awareness built, the next step will provide tactics to stop letting your inner critic constantly judge and criticize you. It's hard work, but absolutely essential for cultivating lasting motivation from self-compassion rather than cruelty.

So grab that notebook, get brutally honest about your negative self-talk, and stay tuned. You're on your way to facing and disarming your inner critic once and for all.

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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.

WeShape ® 2024

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.

WeShape ® 2024