Reclaim Your Energy and Joy by Silencing Self Criticism

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Listen to yourself to reclaim your energy

How will you reclaim your energy when so many things clamor for it?

Well, living each moment to its fullest is right at the core of heart-based time management.  How wonderfully full of possibilities life looks, feels, and actually is when you are present and open, and have full access to our energy, heart, intelligence,  and creativity.

And consider how different a moment feels when self-critical thoughts are nibbling away at your confidence.  You know what I am talking about, don’t you? 

It’s terribly distracting and debilitating, sapping your drive and your focus.  And self-criticism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because you simply can’t perform at your best when you’re basically acting as your own worst enemy.

This changes everything…

This is a point that I want to emphasize because it’s not merely a subjective experience of your time that I’m talking about.  Yes, life looks and feels different when you are present and open. And it really is different.  That’s because the energy that you bring to each moment truly affects what you encounter, what you choose, and what happens next. 

That negative, critical voice that we all carry around drains the color and life out of the moment, and distorts reality as surely as a wavy mirror at a carnival will.  Silencing the critical voice, and connecting with your heart is like suddenly coming to see clearly again.  The world looks different, you are able to greet it from your powerful core, and that changes everything.

Reclaim your energy now…

So how can you recognize and counter these critical voices?  The first and most important step is to accept that they are there. We all have them.  Quite often they originate in messages you received in your early years and then adapted as you grew.  By now they are probably so familiar and ingrained that you hardly even notice them.  Most likely you are giving yourself these messages almost constantly. 

It’s a very energy-intensive process.  Not only do you whisper self-criticism as you go about your day, but you also react to it. 

  • Maybe you fend it off rebelliously, feeling defensive and chronically angry. 
  • Or maybe you feel discouraged and victimized. 
  • Either way, just below the surface, you are experiencing a wide range of emotions in response to the messages of your droning inner critic.

A vicious cycle, indeed.

The good news is that at any point you can step in and make a change that will affect the whole process.  When you recognize a self-critical message and counter it with reality, you are breaking the cycle. 

If you realize that you are discouraged because you are reacting to your own inner critic, give yourself some validation instead, and experience how your energy shifts.

Realizing that your inner critic’s messages aren’t reality based and that you can intercept and change them is a very, very powerful tool in the heart-based time management toolbox. 

4 questions to reclaim your energy:

Ask yourself these questions to reclaim your energy and joy, and live your moments ans fully as you can:

  • What kinds of critical messages have taken root in you?
  • How do they chatter in the background of your life?
  • How do they drain you and muddle your time choices?
  • What happens when you counter them with reason and compassion?

And here’s more help:

We all have voices that chatter at us throughout the day. The Inner Critic is one of them. Learning to recognize (and counter) this destructive voice is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

You see, the Inner Critic is a negative, debilitating and constant presence in your life.  And it’s not just the words. It’s the judgmental tone, the rolling eyes, and the scolding wag of the index finger. Beyond sapping your energy and confidence, your Inner Critic robs you of time and profoundly distorts how you see others and how you feel about yourself. So, what can you do? 

Give yourself a big boost with my Exercise and Guide Book titled “These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time! Part of my popular Voices Package, this E-Guide offers simple, practical exercises, checklists and tips for learning to recognize and counter the critical voices that disrupt and hurt you.

“This guidebook is by a secret genius as far as I’m concerned.
Her name is Paula Eder and she is absolutely brilliant
when it comes to how to be in relationship with self and
how to be in relationship with time.”
Heather Dominick

You hold the power to make conscious choices about the kinds of messages you give yourself. As you exercise this power, you’ll develop new clarity and confidence – and transform your time.

“These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!” opens the door and gives you a roadmap, so don’t wait. Click this link to learn more about the Voices Package and get started on your empowering journey today.

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