How to quieten the negative/critical voice in your head

Are you ready to tame the negative thoughts and critical voices in your head? As busy moms, our negative thought patterns do not serve us when we’re trying to have more freedom in our day-to-day. These thoughts can drag us down and keep us stuck. The negative thoughts have the unfortunate ability to prevent us from taking steps in our life that will help us be the best version of ourselves. They also have the power to convince us we’re not enough if we allow the thoughts to take over and circle in our heads day after day.

I want you to take back the power this voice has in your life!

Have you ever stopped to think about how many times a negative/critical thought pops up in your head?

For a very long time, these thoughts held me back from my full potential. I want you to know one of the best kept secrets to breaking free from this bondage that this critical voice has in your life.

The best tip for taming this voice is to BECOME CURIOUS. Some may think, “If I become curious, doesn’t that mean that I’m spending more time thinking about this negative thought?” Have you ever heard someone say that the more you focus on not doing something, the more likely you are to do that very thing? Ha, my mind always goes way back to high school when I kept telling myself not to trip before walking up to accept an award and sure enough, I tripped (fortunately not a full face-plant type of fall) heading up to the stage.

The next time a negative thought pops up in your head, I want you to take a moment to pause, take three deep breaths, then ask yourself the following questions:

  1. How does the critical voice make you feel?
  2. How intense is the voice?
  3. The voice you just heard…what area of your life is it about?
  4. In what area of your life is the critical voice the loudest?
  5. How long has the critical voice been a part of you?
  6. How often do you hear the critical voice?
  7. Is it your voice you hear in your mind or someone else’s voice?

I’m curious to know if adding in curiosity the next time you hear “that voice” will help you like it has helped me. Let me know in the comments!

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If you’re interested in two more steps to help you tame that critical voice, then check out the video below!

4 thoughts on “How to quieten the negative/critical voice in your head”

  1. Challenging that voice in our heads by asking yourself why you are having those thoughts, and what would it look like if The thoughts you were experiencing were actually not reality. I definitely struggle with having negative thoughts and self-doubt, but lately I have been trying to think to myself “what if”. For example what if I’m actually not fat? What if I am a good person? What if I am doing things right? What if I am a good mom?

    1. Thank you for sharing! I think asking the “what if” questions you mentioned is a great approach. Wishing you all the best, and please let me know if you have questions or need anything else!

  2. Love the what if approach. Negative self talk is so destructive! Our mind is a battlefield and it’s so important to have the right tools to fight strong and have victory. 🙂

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