I heard her say in that soft voice, a whisper really, …. Who do you think you’re fooling?
What’s up with that new flab around the belly?
And those pants are fitting, a bit snug these days?
It’s endless the mean things I allow her to say to me, no-one else would dare! She is not a good friend- in fact I don’t even like her!
Who is this bitch anyway?
OMG… She is me-YIKES
That’s right, my inner critic, i.e. my lizard brain- the one who tries to sneak mean thoughts in just when I think she’s left me for good. The voices tries to keep me stuck in self-limiting patterns and beliefs, ones that try to hurt me when I least expect it. Ones that were part of my old story.
Do you have your own version of that inner critic? If so, my advice is to acknowledge it for what it is, and then kick it to the curb.
Once you discover her, she has less power over you. Let her know, that a new story is being written. In this story, you are whomever you want to be, a warrior, a survivor, a slayer of dragons a lover of self. ‘
But most importantly the creator of empowering thoughts.
It takes practice and fortitude, but soon she will fade away for the most part. (She gets a bit weak of spirit when you decide not to listen to her.)
Soon a new girl arrives, and you must welcome her with open arms and open heart so that she hangs around for good. This new creature is amazing and the first thing she says when you look in the mirror is…
“Hello Beautiful”! 😊