The inner critic is what we call that inner voice that judges, criticizes and shames us. The thoughts surrounding actions, interactions, reactions, our choices and our behaviors- which can be harsh. We might hate on the inner critic for screwing with our self-esteem and our confidence, so in our self-awareness journey we might be convinced to get rid of the inner critic and those thoughts.
Is that ultimately helpful though?
Plot twist: The inner critic is not our enemy. Those thoughts are not our enemy.
So why not choose a different way to view that inner critic that lives in you and your thoughts?
Time for a self-check on checking in and understanding your inner critic.