Self-care can help discourage narrative talk and your critical inner voice.
Your biggest critic is yourself. If you stopped to pay attention to your thoughts you would be shocked at the negative talk that goes on in your head. You would never speak to other people the way you speak to yourself. When you carve out time daily to meet your own needs you send positive messages to yourself that you matter. Think of these positive messages as little love notes. One way you can self-care to discourage negative talk and your critical inner voice is to write out positive affirmations either in your journal or write them on sticky notes. Put the sticky notes on your bathroom mirror, your fridge, your car, or on your desk as a visual reminder.
Here are some examples of positive affirmations:
I am worthy
I am important
I am abundant
I am healthy
I am fearless
I am brave
When you catch yourself in negative talk stop and ask yourself if I was standing if front of myself as child would I want someone talking to me this way? Then flip the script and tell yourself what your inner child needs to hear. Chances are that critical voice you hear stems from a childhood wound that you never healed.
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