Have you been listening to your inner critic lately?
Whether you are having a megaphone kind of day or if you simply notice the occasional inner chatter about how you ‘should have done something different/better/quicker’; I offer you a simple tool.
Here are the key steps:
- Create an image in your mind of someone (real or imagined) who you consider a good nurturer or coach. This would be someone who is kind and compassionate, someone who will encourage you and support you while also wanting only the best for you. Use as much detail to describe this person as possible.
- Imagine sharing your current challenge with them and telling them how you feel about the challenge.
- Take some time to imagine, in detail, how that perfect nurturer/coach might respond. Write down the response.
This initiates a new pattern of building your own confidence and practicing self-compassion. The more often you practice this exercise, the more you will be able to access this pattern and interrupt a cycle of feeling insecure and unsure of your world.