When things don’t go well or you mess up, are you more likely to beat yourself up or be kind to yourself? Do you have times when you feel like you’re not good enough, even though everything seems to be going well and your friends tell you that you have no reason to feel that way? It could be the talk going on in your head.
We all have a critical voice and sometimes we inflict harsh judgements on ourselves for our mistakes and imperfection, hoping it’ll motivate or scare us to do better, or prevent us from failing. However, when that is all we know to do and it makes us feel guilty, bad and worthless, that can become more of a hindrance than a help. Come and learn more about this critical voice and how to harness it for growth through self-compassion so that we can start learning to be different and happier with ourselves.