I had a long standing relationship with my Inner Critic (aka negative self-talk). At first, it was one of my little angels on my shoulder. I knew she had an edge to her and I didn’t mind. She helped me to stand my ground and helped me be assertive, or so I thought. She also had a way of helping me pause, to second guess myself. I relied on this Inner Critic to guide me. Little did I know, I was a willing participant in self sabotaging behavior.
I didn’t realize how far I had gone until I realized I wasn’t really fond of the person I was becoming. I was cynical, I was grumpy and I was impatient. This is not the person I thought I would be and I certainly didn’t want to continue to be. Something needed to change and fast!
Here’s a letter I wrote my Inner Critic. You can write one too. It feels so good to kick her to the curb! So freeing! You know, there’s a bit of missing her at times. However, I am so much happier without the weight of her negativity.
Question: What would you like to say to your Inner Critic? Are you ready to meet your Inner Champion?