The best exercise I found to improve how I talk to my inner critic (it will take 10 minutes)

There are 3 parts to it.

On a piece of paper, write down

  1. What is the inner critic conversation you are having about yourself? What does it say?
  2. What is the immediate response you give?
  3. What is the ignored wisdom that you should be listening to instead?

The last part is the magic. 

For example,

  1. Inner critic: I really suck at drawing. If I can’t draw, then I’m worthless.
  2. Immediate response:I should just quit like how my parents tell me to. Just focus on my real job.
  3. Ignored wisdom: the only way to improve at anything is to keep practicing. If I want to get better at drawing, then I am required to draw more. Drawing poorly is also part of the process.

Keep doing this every day and you’ll learn to rethink the way you talk with your inner critic. 

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