Negativity Slowing You Down? 3 Tips Get You Moving Pronto

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Let go of negativity…

Negativity is something that nobody needs.

And managing the negativity that emanates from the critical voices that we all carry inside is one of the most powerful time management choices that you can make for yourself.  Your first step in making the most of your time is learning to recognize and rechannel the energy that is so often funneled into self-critical messages.

I’m going to share 3 powerful tips with you shortly. 

Use them to curb the negativity of your inner critic’s input. At the same time, you’ll be giving a boost to your self-confidence, energy, and productivity. 

What negativity does to you…

You see, critical messages sap your energy, confidence, and creativity. Because they distract and deplete you, they can sabotage your best work, creating a vicious self-fulfilling prophecy. Fortunately, this negativity can only interfere in your life if you allow it to.

So, how do you start overcoming your Inner Critic and building back the can-do confidence that you may have lost along the way?

Begin with these 3 Tips to quiet those critical messages. As you implement and practice these skills, you will begin to experience the pleasure of tapping into your inner wisdom and power as you move throughout your day.  What a difference you’ll feel, as you learn to recognize and build on positives, rather than listening to that Inner Critic!

3 Tips to Conquer Negativity

  • First, slow down and begin to recognize the voice of your Inner Critic. Catching the voice of your Inner Critic “in the act” is a vitally important accomplishment.  Zeroing in on your critical voice before it sabotages you means that you have the time and the power to neutralize it quickly. It’s quite possible that you have become so used to some of these messages that they form a toxic backdrop to your life.   That’s why it’s crucial to slow down, really listen to yourself, and develop the capacity to recognize this voice when it appears. You might try writing down the critical messages that you hear yourself conveying. You’ll come to recognize the tone and the themes of this voice. It’s not very creative, nor is it very interesting.
  • Once you recognize this voice, be sure to name it. This may sound obvious, but naming is very important.  When you tell yourself calmly, “Oh, there is my critical voice talking” you are also telling yourself that you are “bigger” than that voice.  Your Inner Critic’s messages hold power only when you believe them and react to them.  When you recognize and name the source you are better able to see that these messages you are giving yourself are tainted and not to be taken to heart.
  • Don’t be reactive to or try to argue with your Inner Critic. This voice is always negative and it can’t be argued out of its opinion.  If you treat your Inner Critic as if it were rational, you are setting yourself up for endless struggles. The best way to counter critical messages is with clear, simple, factual information.  The simpler the better.  And do it calmly and respectfully.  Remember that getting angry or being reactive involves giving away some of your power.

You have the power…

As you can see, the key to dealing with self-critical messages is to recognize them, name them, and then respond from a very grounded, factual, adult place within yourself.  You can give negativity a voice, but it doesn’t deserve a vote.

In this way, you retain your power and move forward to make the very most of your time. So, now, ask yourself: What is your next step to start building self-confidence and finding more time?

Here’s an idea…

“‘These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!’ How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time!” offers a powerful (and empowering) antidote to the destructiveness of self-criticism! With practical exercises, checklists, and tips this Exercise and Guide Book helps you recognize the critical voices you carry inside. And not only that – it gives you a step-by-step path to take back your power and counter those negative messages with clear, positive messages of your own.

Click this link to learn more about my “Voices Package” and get started today.

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