Day 2 of Self Compassion Immersion! Today’s focus is around our inner critic. This is an area I have struggled with my whole life. My biggest issue is that no matter what I do and how well I do it my inner critic is never satisfied and can always find ways I could have done something better. Today as I journaled I realized that this comes from my mom. No matter what I did she would give me “critiques” to “help” me but I see now that it was wounding to me and caused my inner critic to become very powerful.
My inner critic is a little girl who is hurting and trying to keep us small so we are safe. The resource she needs is the older, wiser part of me to come in and scoop her up and show her love and acceptance. Acknowledge her fears and help her move forward despite them.
I’m so excited to start practicing more awareness in this area! Have a great day friends! 💗

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thearee
over 1 year

Thank you so much @sbeambruce! I’m going to practice showing up and being present so I can find the greater meaning. Really appreciate having you and the rest of the group here to hold me accountable and see other perspectives. #bestappever

sbeambruce
over 1 year

@thearee so I wonder if you could soften around the judgement that you are not perfect at this job (and maybe you were never meant to be) instead see if you can align to another meaning for you being there right now? If you could be present (because checking out and being apathetic is painful!) what greater meaning, purpose or learning is still there for you? I mean for this to be a gentle inquiry to help you with your remaining time there. The choice to leave is empowering and exciting and huge! AND see if you can open to any higher perspective lessons!🧡😘 Again, thank you for sharing your process with us all, you are amazing!
XO

thearee
over 1 year

@sbeambruce, sooo, I definitely struggle at work. It’s really hard because I’m just checked out there. I feel very apathetic which makes me judge myself. I applied for several jobs though so excited to change that soon! :)

sbeambruce
over 1 year

Wonderful insight! how did it go bringing this conscious awareness into your day today @thearee?

stacyworley
over 1 year

Thea, remember with this new awareness to notice what is working and what is going well for you! 😘

SarahJoy
over 1 year

Same @aimee

SarahJoy
over 1 year

Awesome Thea! ❤

aimee
over 1 year

Go Thea! I just completed Day 1 this morning but will probably be repeating again tomorrow. 🤓 I'm feeling as if my brain is struggling and urging me to check out.