How to quiet that negative voice inside

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How to quiet that negative voice inside

You have the power–here’s how–

We all struggle with something . . . sometimes lots of things, sometimes just one big thing. Are you feeling stuck or confused? Or maybe you just can’t envision your path ahead. You are creative, resourceful, and whole and the answers lie within you. Believe me, they do!  But if something is holding you back from believing it, read on . . .

“We all have that negative internal critic inside our heads–yes–all of us. But you can quiet it.”

We are all complex beings. We have lots of history, emotions and abilities. And we all have that little less-than-supportive voice (I refer to it as “the Saboteur”) inside us that tells us “you can’t”, “you won’t”, “you aren’t smart enough”, “why are you even bothering” . . . you know because you have heard it for years. This voice can impact your drive, your happiness–your very life.

Make it go away

Here’s a short visualization that can help depower and quiet that voice. Picture the source of that voice, in detail (what does it look like? what color is it?). What are the phrases emanating from it? (Make sure they start with “You” not “I” because what it says is not true and you don’t want to reinforce the negative thinking.) Then, place it in a suitcase, snap the latch and close it in a locker at the train station. Then simply walk away . . . Ahhhh. How do you feel now? Turning that voice off allows you to feel your power and strength–all the best parts of yourself. It’s like the weight of the world is lifted off your shoulders. This is your true, capable self.

Here’s what you need to remember: It is your choice to listen or not to those voices. Yup, your choice.