Silencing Your Inner Critic

Self-Esteem Coach Laure Redmond joined us with some steps to talk to silence our inner critics:

  1.  Realize you are more then an image, have pride in your accomplishments.
  2.  Don’t stop at the first letter of rejection, if it’s something you believe in, you have to forge ahead and continue to go for it.
  3.  Find refuge where you are encouraged by messages of possibility.
  4.  Stop asking for reassurance. If you're constantly asking people for feedback, you probably won't trust or believe what people tell you anyway.
  5.  Tell yourself, "It's not about me." If your boss doesn’t say hello or a friend doesn’t e-mail you back, you should assume that they're busy rather than upset with you. Give people the benefit of the doubt.
  6.  Avoid ruminating and obsessing. Worrying about something for hours on end is completely useless, distract yourself with another activity. When you're calmer, you'll be able to think rationally about a concrete solution.
  7.  Instead of being concerned with the outcome of a situation, become totally engaged in the moment.
  8.  As Vincent Van Gogh said: "If you hear a voice within you say, 'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint … and that voice will be silenced."

For more information, visit Laure's website.   Or make plans to attend the Women's Health Fair at Willamette Falls Hospital on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 9am - 3pm.  Laure will be the keynote speaker.  For more information on that, click here.

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