Stop Listening to Your Inner Critic and Start Soaring

Your Inner Critic is a bully.

When you stop listening to your Inner Critic you give yourself a boost like no other.

That’s because the voice of your Inner Critic is one of the most destructive voices you’ll ever hear. It saps your energy and drains your confidence.

The bad news is, we all have that voice inside.

And the good news is that I’ve got practical ideas that really work. They will help you stop listening to your inner critic. And when you do, you’ll be amazed at the energy and creativity you have access to.

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Stop Listening to Your Inner Critic

So let’s take a look at the huge energy-drain that is the Inner Critic.  As a first step toward time success, there are few things quite as freeing as learning to harness the energy that gets undercut by self-critical messages.

Critical messages sap your confidence and creativity. They demoralize and distract, sabotaging your best work.  Then, after the damage is done, your Inner Critic is there to say, “I told you so.”

The good news is that, because the Inner Critic works best in darkness and obscurity, illumination is a great antidote.  Shining a light is the first step in freeing yourself from this vicious cycle. When you stop listening to your Inner Critic you open up all sorts of possibilities for yourself.

So, are you ready to get started? Here are two timely tips for you.

Timely Tips

  • The key foundational fact to take in is that your Inner Critic’s Voice is YOUR voice. The voice may sound like an echo of other voices you’ve known, but in the present, your Inner Critic is ALL you. This may not sound like good news but it really is. It means that you have all the power. With that knowledge in hand, your next step is to start recognizing and, ultimately, quieting those critical messages. It is no exaggeration to describe this as a pathway to freedom.
  • So the next step is to listen. In the quiet, you’ll notice that there’s a lot of ‘talk’ going on in your head.  Gradually, you’ll start to recognize the patterns and cadences of the voices.  One will become recognizable as your Inner Critic. For each of us, the voice will be uniquely our own.   Maybe it sounds a little like your mother or father … or perhaps it’s your 5th-grade teacher.  Pay attention to what he or she says.  What are the themes?  What is the tone?  How does your body feel when you hear it?

Stick with it, you’ll get there…

It’s very, very helpful when you can catch the voice of the Inner Critic “in the act.”  But it can be very tricky at first because these messages are often so deeply embedded.  They may feel very normal.  They are subtle, pervasive, and form a sort of toxic backdrop to your life.  That’s why it is crucial to slow down and learn to recognize this critical voice.

Once you recognize the voice, then you are in a position to fully empower yourself.

And the very good news is that as you engage in this process, you are not only recognizing a voice – you are also building trust and self-intimacy.  You are your own skillful ally as you deepen and expand into your fullest and freest self.

You really can stop listening to your Inner Critic.

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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