Say 'shh' to the mind games
We all have an ‘inner critic’ who second-guesses our choices, and lobs insults about our perceived shortcomings.
The good news is the more we recognise this internal enemy, the easier it will be to shut him or her up, so we can be our best selves.
To become more aware of your negative thoughts or critical inner voice, follow these steps.
Pay attention next time a bad mood hits
Ask yourself what you were thinking about yourself at the time your mood shifted.
Recognise situations that set off your negative thinking
Such as a phone call rom your dad or a friend sharing good news.
Become aware that you have turned against yourself.