L. Carol Ritchie’s article featured on NPR offers some ways to quell negative self-talk and inner criticism such as labeling the negative voice and focusing on breathing.
“You have a voice inside your head. It runs constantly, providing live commentary about your life to the audience of your brain.
But it’s not an objective reporter. It likes to act as critic, judge and jury — especially when it comes to social situations…
Those negative thoughts can hold you back from making new friends, connecting with colleagues or sharing your brilliant ideas in meetings. Especially for shy or introverted people, it can be a real handicap and even lead to loneliness or isolation.”
Read “Feeling Insecure? 6 Tips To Quiet Your Inner Critic” here