Everyone’s a Critic: How to Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 1

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For a long time, I’ve wanted to talk about a free stress management course my gym offered.  Unfortunately, ever time I started, a voice in the back of my head piped up: “Stop, you idiot!  No one cares what you have to say.  No one will read your posts.  A 5th-grader could write better than you.”

I like to think humans developed this inner critical voice for society’s benefit – to keep us safe or make us nicer people.  But, clearly, our inner self-critics sometimes go far beyond whatever original purpose they served.

Sometimes, like my inner nay-sayer, they get overwhelming.  We don’t always notice how often or how aggressive our critics get, giving them control.

They can curb our potential with their insidious whispers –

“Don’t try that new activity.  You’ll just embarrass herself.”

“Don’t ask that person out for coffee.  You’re not good enough to date…

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