You are most likely a great friend, having compassion and doing your best to cheer your friends up when something goes wrong, right?
Do you extend your vast capacity to be loving to YOURSELF?
When something goes wrong, how do you react?
Do you find yourself criticizing yourself for how you could have avoided a problem?
Are you even aware of the critical dialogue in your head?
With the stress of this pandemic/quarantine, I have noticed a destructive pattern resurfacing with some of my clients.
No doubt, it can be helpful to ask what you may have done to contribute to an undesirable outcome so you can learn from your mistakes but harping on what you could have done differently can be detrimental to your confidence, mood, and health. Not to mention, some of the things you say to yourself, you would NEVER say to a good friend.
Check out the video below to see how you might be criticizing yourself without even knowing it, and an exercise to help you release criticism, so you can nurture yourself towards solutions instead.
And, download the resource page here and save it in your phone under “Releasing Criticism” so you can have this exercise ready at your fingertips when you need it most!
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So much love and ease,