Self-criticism isn’t innate to us, it’s internalized based on outside influences , such as other people’s criticism, expectations, or standards. It’s a habit that can be unlearned or controlled. One way to separate yourself from the self-criticism is to give it a name. Doing so, you better positioned to free yourself from its influence.
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The Freedom Journal is goal-oriented, as it’s designed to help you achieve one goal within 100 days. The Moleskin Journal is whatever you want it to be, as you write whatever is on your mind. This type of journal is versatile and excellent for sorting through your thoughts. The Five-Minute Journal focuses on gratitude. Take five minutes every day to write about the good things in your life. This simple task leads to a more positive mindset and increased happiness.
This bias robs us of the joys around us because it causes us to: Worry more than necessary and fear the worst. Focus on bad narratives for too long. Play the victims , to get sympathy from others. Have unrealistic expectations for ourselves.
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Self-oriented : when people are highly critical of themselves. Other-oriented: when people are highly critical of others. Socially-prescribed : when people think others expect them to be perfect and then pressure themselves to be perfect in order to meet those expectations.
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