Articles in Category: Self Awareness

Be Your Own Best Parent

How To Get Rid of the Critical Voice in Your Head

Be Your Own Best Parent

Do you have a voice in your head that is overly critical? I know I do sometimes, and most of the clients I've seen over the years have also worked with this nagging, persistent voice that seems to find fault in almost any situation. Self-criticism is really not a healthy habit, and has an overall destructive effect on your self-image and self esteem. That doesn't mean you shouldn't observe yourself and make corrections in your behavior when needed. It means that you should do that without attacking your sense of self with derogatory thoughts, condemnation, denigration, self- hatred, and any other method of assault that has the effect of destroying you.

Clean Out Your Own Closet

Clean Out Your Own Closet

If you watch your thoughts over a full day, which by the way I recommend highly, see if you can count the number of times your mind drifts automatically toward observing, evaluating, and/or criticizing someone else's behavior. If we're really honest with ourselves, it happens many times everyday. Why? Because it's the default habit of the ego to deflect away from itself and focus on someone else. In other words, we'd rather think about someone else's stuff than our own. It's sort of a built in protective mechanism. It's a way to see and confirm who we are in a positive light.