Who’s in Charge of Your Life?

How’s your relationship with yourself? Who’s in charge of your life? You or your inner critic?

If your inner critic is in charge, then this is what could be happening;

A compliment comes your way…and you downplay it.

You look in the mirror…and only see your flaws.

You set out to do something…and then tell yourself all the reasons you can’t.

You step on the scale…and then make the number mean terrible things.

You look at your bank account…and start feeling guilty and ashamed.

An opportunity shows up…and then you say that you don’t know how to make it happen.

Meet Your Inner Critic and she is running your life!

The inner critic voice can be VERY LOUD in our heads – based on months or years of thinking negative thoughts.

These thoughts are so well worn and habitual that we don’t even realize they are there.

They have become fundamentally part of who we are.

And we believe every one of them.

The inner critic slows down our evolving process. It only sees problems when actually there are solutions and possibilities. The inner critic makes us hide, play small, and settle for less.

We forget that we have the power to silence our inner critic.

We always have the option to turn a negative and judging voice in our head into a neutral voice.

We can always teach ourselves to think new thoughts – ones that are less negatively charged.

Thoughts that don’t do such damage.

We can choose responses that show ourselves compassion.

And LOVE.

Kinder thoughts are always available to us.

This is the ultimate gift of self-care.

Here are some ways to silence your inner critic;

A compliment comes your way…and you can say thank you.

You look in the mirror…and you can see strength, courage, beauty, and wisdom.

You set out to do something…and you can tell yourself that anything is possible.

You step on the scale…and you can feel blessed to have a body.

You check out your bank account…and you can feel grateful for all you have.

An opportunity shows up…and you can say that you will get to work to figure out how to make it happen.

Kinder words will silence your inner critic. And eventually, those kinder words will become your thoughts. And those thoughts will become your new beliefs.

And you will be in charge of your life!

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Intuition

woman taking care of herself using six self-care steps

Intuition is an incredible tool because it provides us with quick insight. It allows us to understand something almost immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. And yet, most of us ignore our intuition. We can’t access it because we are unaware of what it feels like in our bodies. Or we don’t trust it. Or it is inconvenient and means that we might need to change our minds, change direction or impact someone else.

Intuition can be very powerful when we tap into it. It requires a willingness to access our inner knowing – one that may not feel immediately logical or make sense in the moment. It means being vulnerable. It means accepting that we already know what is best for us. It means giving ourselves permission to experience something intended for our benefit.

To access our intuition, we must silence the inner negative chatter that we inevitably experience. We have to shut down the ‘what will they think’ thoughts, the ‘it will be too hard’ thoughts and the ‘it doesn’t make any sense’ thoughts.

How could you change the course of your life in big or small ways by accessing your intuition this week – trusting that you know exactly what is best for you even when it may not make sense to everyone else?

Try going inward. Connect to your intuition when you have to solve a problem or make a decision. Trust that the answers are already within you and that following your intuition is the very best way to access your truth about what you really want.