This Nagging Voice Doesn’t Have to Be in Your Life

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Don’t let that nagging voice sap your energy…

The nagging voice of your Inner Critic is one of the most toxic and destructive voices you’ll ever hear. And chances are, you hear it a lot, without even realizing.

We all have that voice inside. And we all have an inner dialogue that is affecting our thoughts and feelings profoundly. It often takes place under the radar, and its impact can be devastating.

The good news is that my Heart-based Time Management™ System offers ideas that really work. It’s not just about managing your time but also about transforming your relationship with it. 

This is important because, while your to-do lists and schedules have an impact on your time, so do your thoughts, feelings, and values.

The Inner Critic

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

Critical messages undermine your confidence and creativity. They demoralize and distract, sabotaging your best work.  Then, after the damage is done, your Inner Critic is still there. It’s that nagging voice that says, “I told you so.”

Because the Inner Critic works best in darkness and obscurity, illumination is a powerful antidote.  Shining a light is the first step in freeing yourself from this vicious cycle.

So, are you ready to get started? I’ve got 5 timely tips for you. I’ll share two today, and the rest later this week.

Two Tips Today

  • The key foundational fact to take in is that the nagging voice of your  Inner Critic is actually YOUR voice. It 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, because it means you hold 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. Start by just settling into the quiet. As soon as you do, 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. This voice is uniquely your own.   Maybe it sounds like one of your parents. Or perhaps it’s your 5th-grade teacher.  Pay attention to what this undermining, negative, nagging voice 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 really helps when you catch the voice of the Inner Critic “in the act.” But it can be very tricky at first. That’s because these messages are often so deeply embedded that they may feel normal to you.  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 voice.

And the very good news is that as you engage in this process, you are not just 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.

This helps, too…

“‘These Critical Voices Are Driving Me Crazy!’ How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Save Your Sanity and Your Time!” offers a practical and empowering antidote to the destructiveness of self-criticism. With practical exercises, checklists and tips this E-Guide, along with its powerful bonuses, 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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