Is your self-criticism blocking your career success? Are you postponing your interviews just because you think you don’t know enough? Or, do you always feel stressed out because you cannot stop criticizing yourself at every small detail? Professional and Personal Coaching can help you.

Is Being Overly Critical a Real Problem?

Yes. Research has shown that overly harsh self-criticism can diminish your motivation, inhibit your progress towards goals, and encourage the habit of procrastination. While being self-critical helps you improve your skills, think before doing anything, and increase your self-awareness, beating yourself up and harsh internal criticism can lower your self-confidence and cause you to think poorly of yourself.

How Do I Know If I Am Too Self-Critical?

As a Professional and Personal Coach, most often, I hear statements such as “I always make bad decisions”, “I am not good enough to take advantage of that opportunity”, “I am a loser”, and “It is all my fault”.  Many individuals even write off their positives with criticism, such as “Yeah, I accomplished that but anyone could have done that”. If you also say or think like this, then it means you criticize yourself more than you should.

The habit of self-criticism is so hard to break that many people spend their whole life criticizing themselves and not achieving anything because of it.

How Can I Overcome Harsh Self-Criticism?

To help you out, here, I am sharing some tips to overcome self-criticism that you may find helpful.

  • Observe how your self-criticism impacts your mood and behavior. Keep track of self-critical thoughts that you commonly have.
  • When you say things like loser or failure about yourself, define what these terms actually mean to you.
  • Examine your past situations to see if it is really true. Have you always been a loser? Have you never accomplished anything? Don’t come up with a conclusion right away. You have to think hard and find out all the moments and instances when you did something well.
  • See if self-criticism motivates you to do better or becomes a reason for more complaints and procrastination.
  • Instead of battling or blocking self-critical thoughts, think if it is something that you would say to someone you care deeply about. If not, then stop saying it to yourself as well.
  • Set achievable goals so that you enjoy succeeding at things every day. Don’t set the standard too high. Challenge yourself but at a reasonable pace.
  • Make it a point to say something positive about yourself every morning and night and even reward yourself for little achievements.

See if you are making any improvements. If you still see criticizing yourself way too much, I can help you. As a Professional and Personal Coach specializing in mindfulness and hypnosis, I can teach you how to rewire your thoughts by using the power of your mind and subconscious.

I can coach you on how you can control your inner thoughts and tame your inner critic because mindfulness and hypnosis work on you at conscious and subconscious levels. With online professional and personal coaching sessions, you will begin to develop a more balanced view of yourself, feel a sense of calm and trust in yourself, and learn how to use the habit of self-criticism to progress in your professional and personal life.

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