Life Coach: How to Tame Your Inner Critic

Updated: May 17, 2019 09:07 AM

Life coach Pam Solberg-Tapper defines an 'inner critic' as an internal thought process that causes someone to judge themself. She says this can show up in all areas of one's life and could cause a negative impact. She has three tips to control this: 

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1. Become aware.

  • Solberg-Tapper suggests counting the number of times an inner critic pops in your head and write them down. Then, evaluate if those thoughts are valid.

2. What advice you would give a good friend?

  • Think of something encouraging you'd say to someone else and apply that to yourself. 

3. Acknowledge it, thank it and dismiss it.

  • Solberg-Tapper explains these thought patterns are meant to protect someone from failure or embarrassment. She recommends thanking your personal inner critic, but also saying it's not needed at the moment. 

Click here to learn more about Solberg-Tapper.

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