The way in which we refer to ourselves can have a significant impact on our overall life satisfaction.
A gentle approach to oneself allows for deeper social connections, greater emotional awareness and happiness. Conversely, when we judge ourselves we develop an inner dialogue that can keep us from the very things we aspire towards. Therefore, it is imperative to recognize that those voices do exist within us, but that they do not control who we are or what we choose to do.
When we can opt to quiet the inner critic and tune into our inner wisdom, we shift from judgment to action. We take back control of the way in which we interact with ourselves. Doing so empowers us to practice greater compassion and self-appreciation, even in challenging situations.
Cultivating more empathy towards ourselves correlates to decreased anxiety, less fear of failure and shame. In treating ourselves more kindly, we create more realistic expectations and better relationships with others. Ultimately resulting in better overall satisfaction and joy, both personally and professionally.
Today, notice the tone and languages of the voices in your head. Then begin reframing your inner-dialogue to allow for greater self-compassion.