We all have that inner critic who loves to point out all our flaws and mistakes, don't we? And what makes it even worse, it’s usually like an app on our phone or computer running in the background. Most of the time, we don’t even realize we’re doing it! It’s like a bully on the playground who knows how to not get caught. Even though it happens under the radar, negative self-talk can have a tremendous effect on our lives. It can keep us from showing up in the world as our authentic selves and it can radically diminish our confidence so we won't step out and do what we really want.
In this episode, we take a deep look at our self-talk, uncover those hidden critical messages we clobber ourselves with, and then create a framework around what it looks like to practice self-kindness and self-compassion instead. I give you an exercise to help you start talking nice to yourself!