Do you wish you had an inner cheerleader instead of an inner critic?
How many times a day do you catch yourself saying something harsh to yourself?
“That was dumb.”
“I can’t believe you did that!”
“Who do you think you are?”
What if you replaced it with:
“I knew you would keep going until you found the solution.”
“I love the way you ______ (cook, fold cloths, dress, treat others, etc.)”
“Your kindness and generosity are inspiring.”
I bet you would be a lot happier.
I bet you would be a lot more productive.
I bet your light would shine even brighter in the world. And goodness knows we need that!
Here’s the deal. I’m shooting straight here. It’s as simple as changing your thoughts. And yes, that can be simple and hard at the same time.
It’s hard to stop something that comes so easily. Ask yourself, “did I think about criticizing myself before I did it?” Probably not. That thought simply appeared in your mind. Boom. There it is. Like a two-year-old that wandered into the yard.
When we let a two-year-old wander in the yard, without a fence or supervision, sooner or later, she’ll wander out into the street. That’s where the real danger is.
Your mind is an inner two-year-old!
Unless you put a fence around it, unless you say, “No,” she will wander and wander until she runs into the street.
You know what I’m talking about. Your mind can take you on a journey that spirals from “I wish I had enough money to eat out tonight,” to, “I’m going to be a bag-lady living under a bridge!” in a skinny minute. Or this one, “My kid is late coming home from dance lessons,” to, “My kid has been hit by a car and is in the hospital or (if you really want to go dark) is dead.”
We all do it. The unchecked mind takes us on all kinds of trips.
You can train your mind to go to a much nicer place. You can train it to support, love and nurture you like a perfect parent would. It can become, your inner cheerleader.
It does take work, but let me tell you, it’s worth it! The freedom and empowerment are amazing!
As a coach, I love helping people make this type of shift, from inner critic to inner cheerleader. In fact, I have a FREE training next week on that very topic! Why don’t you join me? We’re gathering at 7:30 Eastern, 4:30 Pacific on Thursday, May 31st.
I’ll be taking you through a specific process I’ve used in my own life and use with clients. You’re going to love it!
Click here to register for Turn Off Your Inner Critic and Turn On Your Inner Cheerleader.
When we live lavishly, our inner cheerleader is in charge of the motivation in our lives!