Something happens and we imagine the absolute worst. Our mind plays tricks and we start ‘awfulizing’.
To stop this:
If we actively apply realistic optimism, looking at the facts of the situation at hand without embellishing or minimising them, we can avoid a ‘spiralling’ effect.
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The good thing about negative confirmation bias is that it can be flipped to create a positive full-filling prophecy too.
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Awareness of your inner critical voice is crucial. This then enables you to see your critical thoughts for what they are: thoughts.
Being more aware of what your brain and mind do when sensing a potential threat in the form of being judged and receiving criticism will encourage the develop...
Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticise others.
There are a number of so-called cognitive distortions that are relevant to the Inner Critic:
Instead of applying self-criticism, we need to actively practice the opposite: self-compassion.
Self-compassion is realising that self-criticism is the enemy and then acting to reverse its negative effects. Self-compassion also helps to unlock creativity.
The two co...
Letting go of our preoccupation with the trajectory of other people’s lives, we can transform our envy from a stagnant, blocking force into a powerful motivator for growth.
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Imposter Syndrome is that inner voice telling you that your work is not good enough or, even worse, that you’re useless as a person.
There are a number of valuable tips to help you learn to take criticism well and use it to get better at whatever you are doing:
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Studies show that imagining your ideal future can increase your levels of optimism. Focusing on your dreams coming true turn your focus away from worrying about the worst possible outcome.
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