Did you know we have more than 50,000 thoughts a day? Most of them are automatic, of course, but our inner monologue is also part of those many daily thoughts. This self-talk has implications that affect our emotions, motivation and future accomplishments. Problems arise when our self-talk becomes negative and starts to reinforce the irrational or negative ideas that we have about ourselves and our relationships.
"If we talked to our friends in the same way that we talk to ourselves, we would not have any friends."
The first step in combating our self-defeating inner critic is to start becoming aware of when these thoughts arise. Here are some guidelines to challenge that negativity and lessen the impact of your critical inner voice.
By acknowledging your self-critical voice and challenging its observations, you have the opportunity to create a change in how you relate to yourself and the world around you
This article was written by Annie Amirault during their time at Shift Collab.
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