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Is your Inner Critic stealing your joy?

By Marion Nixon

September 14, 2022


Do you like yourself?  Not because you’re perfect, just because you are.
I’ve recently been looking deep within during some Emotional Freedom Techniques sessions and have seen parts of myself that are definitely imperfect!

This has got me thinking more and more about the Inner Critic and how it affects your life. It’s not just about what you say to yourself, it’s also your attitude towards yourself. Today I realized that lots of self-talk comes from the stories you believe about yourself and often continue to tell yourself over many years. And some of those stories really belong to other people, they’re not even yours!

What stories have you been telling yourself about yourself, about your life? Who you are, what you want, even what you like…  An interesting exercise that can uncover some of this is asking 5 Whys.  Here’s an example:
What do you do that gives you joy? 
Answer 1. Why is that important?
Answer 2. Why is that important?
Answer 3. Why is that important?
Answer 4. Why is that important?
Answer 5. Why is that important?

Did your first answer prove to be true, or did you find some outside input, perhaps a ’should’ feeling, hiding under the surface?

When you know what really gives you joy, you’re on your way to finding what you truly want, what I call your heart dream, the one that if you don’t fulfill it, will leave an empty space in your life, that feeling that there’s something more to life, more to you, that you haven’t found yet. If you know this feeling, give me a call to chat about what your next step might be.

And if your self-talk needs improving, download my e-book below.

Turn your inner critic into a supportive fan

Grab your 5 Steps to Turn your Inner Critic into a Supportive Fan.

Marion Nixon

About the author

I love enabling women make their heart-dream real and supporting them as they grow in courage and confidence.

My desire to help others comes from my personal experience of breaking free from personal limiting beliefs into a new way of life. I’ve learnt how to clear the hidden inner resistance that holds you back from achieving your dreams and want to share that with you.

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