How to change your opinion of yourself and actually stop self-critical thinking?
The truth is, when you have self-critical thinking, it sounds valid. You will believe it to be true. You may even think thoughts like this:
“I deserve criticism about me because I need to do better.”
If that’s where you are right now, that’s totally normal.
Be aware of the thoughts that you’re having and how and why they sound valid to you. If you don’t do that, you will hinder your process of stopping self-critical thinking.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR OPINION OF YOURSELF: THE WORK
Your opinion of yourself has been conditioned to believe “I am not good enough.”
The work is to work on your opinion of yourself. The work is not to suppress, ignore & avoid the day-to-day self-critical thoughts you are experiencing.
Denying that is just going to make it worse. You cannot investigate what you deny.
You have the authority to not believe that about yourself. Infact, you have the authority to change your opinion of yourself.
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR OPINION OF YOURSELF IN 3 STEPS
Have you ever considered that you can change your own opinion of yourself?
What most of us have never considered is that we can decide to change our opinion of ourselves.
You have the authority to decide what you want about yourself.
When we move something from intellectual awareness to taking action on it – that’s embodiment.
You start right now in 3 simple steps:
- Become aware of what you’re thinking about yourself – don’t just play the tune in your brain, actually become aware of what you’re thinking
- Ask yourself if you WANT to continue to believe these self-critical thoughts and reflect on that. You have authority on your brain and the kind of thoughts your brain is thinking.
- Take action. Start changing your opinion of yourself. For example, by writing – tell you brain what you want to think.
We’re going to do a lot of work on this on September 17th & 18th in the Enough Masterclass. I’m going to walk you through exactly how to do this work over these 2 days.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode:
- How to stop self-critical thinking
- 3 steps to change your opinion of yourself
- Why your self-critical thoughts are true
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