Notes To My Younger Self:

photo credit:

Don’t spend too much time dwelling on mistakes you’ve made or ones you’re afraid you might make. You’re human, you’re going to make mistakes. Isn’t it about time you allowed yourself to feel good?

It takes time to quiet your internal critic; takes time to work through old patterns, letting go, so wounds can heal. Self-confidence begins with acknowledging you have positive qualities. To counteract self-critical thoughts, try listing an asset about yourself right after you think of something negative. Start with one and once you get the hang of it, list two, three, four… until the defect you’re focused on fades into the backdrop. Know that you have many admirable qualities and you owe it to yourself to acknowledge them.

E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge

“If one throws salt at thee thou wilt receive no harm unless thous hast sore places.”~Latin proverb

Assign your internal critic a new job: Pointing out your strengths instead of chastising you about your weaknesses.

aka: The Glamorous Wife

p.s. This post was inspired by Courage To Change.

Leave a Comment