7 Tips on How to Stop Criticizing Yourself ...

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Being my own critic for years, and having to overcome low self esteem, I’ve learned some helpful ways for how to stop criticizing yourself.

I think as women, it’s natural for many of us to automatically see ourselves as inferior.

From the media, to pressures in the workforce, to the constant need to provide for ourselves, and expectations from family, it can be tough to sort through things and see how amazing we all are, just as we are.

If you need some helpful ways to learn how to stop criticizing yourself, try some of my tips below.

They’ve helped me dramatically over the years and slowly, over time, I've learned to not be so critical of myself.

Criticizing yourself gets you absolutely no where, so better to quit now and save yourself the heartache later!

1. Stop the Negative Talk

The very first thing to do when learning how to stop criticizing yourself is to stop with all the negative talk - immediately.

Every time a negative thought enters your head, silence it and tell yourself that’s nonsense.

This is hard to do, but over time, by constantly practicing this, you’ll soon see those negative thoughts of “ I can’t,” or “I shouldn’t," are pointless and not getting you anywhere but into a cycle of fear.

2. Find Your Talents

Next, in order to really hush those negative “voices” up, as I like to call them, try to think about things you’re really good at.

It can be anything, silly or serious.

Think about anything that you like about yourself, things that other people say you’re good at, or things that you find yourself inspired by.

Concentrating on these things helps you see your strengths and talents.

For me, my favorite things are writing, encouragement, and creating things.

Concentrating on these things helps me to quit focusing on the fact I’m terribly late to almost every event I attend, that I’m not the best athlete and that my body will never ever look like a Victoria’s Secret model.

Focusing on your strengths and talents is the best way to find out who you are and what you’re meant to do.

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