Monday, December 19, 2011

The gremlin

I was talking to a friend last week about the inner gremlin we all have--that little voice that says you're not good enough, smart enough, thin enough, blahblahblahblah. It can be never-ending. She suggested taking a moment to acknowledge that voice for what it is--just a little gremlin-it's not the truth or God. My gremlin was working overtime a couple of weeks ago but after that conversation I've had an easier time at least recognizing it--it's still there but now I'm trying to just say "thanks for the advice but I've got this!"

For me the gremlin is working in tandem with my patience and anxiety. What if the goals that I have aren't possible, I'll never achieve them, I'll have to move far away, I'll have to sacrifice things that are dearly important to me--it's all impossible. My gremlin is particulary skilled at stressing me out. So I'm working on that--it's not easy.

What do you do to quiet your inner critic?

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