Are you one of those who keep telling yourselves that youre not good enough, smart enough, talented enough, or thin enough? If yes, then you either need to get rid of it, reduce it or be fully in control of it.
Subconsciously, we all are constantly evaluating and interpreting the circumstances that we fall in. In fact, a little self-criticism is a good thing as it can be a reality check that spurs you to be a better person. But there is a lot of difference between self-criticism and negative self-talk. Negative self-talk can do more harm as it lowers your self-confidence, self-esteem, happiness, and keeps you from accomplishing your goals.
Like most people, you know your inner critic all too well. It is the voice in your head that judges you, doubt you, belittles you, and constantly tells you that you are not good enough. It says negative and hurtful things to you. The things you would never say to anyone else. But these negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave in different situations.
In fact, excessive self-criticism tends to backfire because it leads us to focus on our so-called failures.
If you have this habit of criticising yourself all the time, you might never get rid of it completely, and that's fine. But your goal should be to recognize that your brain's predictions and conclusions aren't always right. That way, you'll be less affected by the thoughts that tend to stir up uncomfortable emotions.