And she is itching to bring me down several notches. Do you know that inner voice? That voice that creeps in when you are doing well and says,"Don't worry, you'll screw it up somehow." She keeps eating away at the confidence that is slowly building until I literally want to eat to make her go away.
It happens when I make changes in my life or take chances that make her uncomfortable and afraid of failure so she pushes back to get me in a safe zone, thinking she is protecting me from getting hurt. However, later, after I've listened to her and caved, I feel regret for missing a chance to accomplish a dream, a goal, or just do something healthy for myself. So, what do I do to fight back?
Recently, I listened to an episode of the @Jillian Michaels Show podcast. She had Tara Mohr (@TaraSophia) on the show talking about how to handle that inner critic. She talked about acknowledging the critic and actively telling your inner critic that you are choosing not to take her advice. That is what I'm going to do. I can't let my fear of failure bring me down and most often that's what my inner critic is trying to protect me from.
So, I won't "let me get me." That's all.