Day 16 – Try a Social Media Fast to Boost Self-Confidence and Banish Your Inner Critic

Social media can be awesome. Catching up with friends and family, seeing photos of their vacations, and reading about their milestones in life can be fun and exciting. Unfortunately, it can also come with some negative effects, including lowering your self-confidence. It’s so easy to unfairly compare yourself to others and let your inner critic run wild when you spend lots of time looking at the lives of others. Being bombarded by the highlights of your friends’ seemingly perfect lives can even lead to sadness and anxiety. As with most aspects of dealing with your inner critic, it’s important to

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Day 15 – Get a Second Opinion About Those Critical Thoughts

Your inner critic gains a great deal of its strength specifically because of the fact that it’s internal. These are the messages you’re giving yourself, and sometimes your view can be skewed. It’s hard to see the best in ourselves, especially when our negative self-talk doesn’t ever seem to let up. That’s when it might be time to get a second opinion. Someone you trust who has known you a significant amount of time is usually a good source for realistic feedback. People from your inner circle will usually be upfront about your strengths and your limits. Allowing the critical

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Day 14 – Don’t Let Your Inner Critic Compare You to Others

Your inner critic can be fueled by a number of sources, both internal and external. Such negativity doesn’t need much of a spark in order to rage out of control. Comparison to others is one trigger that can cause insecurity and negativity to spiral. Perhaps such comparisons are a problem for you, too. Looking outside yourself can be a source of motivation if it’s done in a healthy way. Unfortunately, too many of us compare ourselves unfairly to others, causing unnecessary pain. Here are some ways to stop letting your inner critic compare yourself to others. Focus on Your Strengths

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Day 13 – Silence Your Inner Critic by Staying Busy and Making Progress

Your inner critic is loud. That internal voice sure can tend to drown out every other message you send yourself or receive from those around you. During this challenge, we’ve discussed several ways to quiet your negative self-talk. It’s my belief that the more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely it is you’ll be successful in overcoming negative messaging. Plus, there will naturally be some methods you gravitate toward or that work better with your personality. So, today I’d like to share with you another trick to silence your inner critic. It’s as simple as staying busy

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