We have almost made it through one of the most challenging years
in our lifetimes. Almost, there is a little time left in 2020 so let's use it wisely. It’s time to purge what isn’t working for us anymore and get
ready for a new year.
One thing to purge, or at least quiet, is your inner noise.
What is inner noise?
It’s your inner critic, self-judgement, and intrusive
negative thoughts. Inner noise is normal and won’t entirely disappear, which is
why the goal is to simply quiet it.
Why do the work of quieting your inner noise?
Firstly, you are worth having less negative inner noise and having
more inner peace.
Secondly, that noise is taking up space and energy that could
be spent on more positive thoughts and more inner peace.
Just think of what would be possible with less self-judgement
and fewer negative thoughts. More inner peace and confidence to do what you
want. It may even be challenging to think of what it possible because your
inner negative thoughts block thoughts of what is possible for you.
There are a few things you can do right now to quiet that
Below I share types of inner noise and how to deal with
Inner Critic – the little, but sometimes very loud and obnoxious,
inner voice that criticizes you constantly.
it – become aware of what it’s saying to you and what triggers it
Name it –
name your inner critic, you may already have named it
out – talk back to it, tell it off or bypass it entirely, repeat as necessary
Self-judgement – your inner voice that judges everything
that you do
it – become aware of how you’re judging yourself and what triggers your
script – flip the language from judgement to acceptance, write down the new
language, have it ready for the next time it comes up
repeat the new language when you notice the self-judgement reoccurring
Intrusive negative thoughts
it – become aware of the negative thoughts when they occur and what triggers
Name it –
name the negative thoughts what they are, negative thoughts
out – confront the thoughts and let them go, repeat as often as necessary
Negative inner noise won’t magically disappear, but you can quiet
it with practice. While you’re working through your inner noise, give yourself
grace. These are likely thought patterns that have been with you a long time.
It will take time to unlearn and re-condition your new thoughts.
And as always with self-development, give yourself grace and
Start doing the work of quieting it now and you’ll start
2021 stronger than ever!