5 Tips to Quiet Your Inner Critic

What does your inner critic say to you on a daily basis?  Do you know, are you even aware of that constant nagging negative voice that is relentless sometimes?

Well the good news is that the messages the inner critic gives to you are false, they are coming from your false self, your ego self.

That constant mind chatter drains your energy, makes you feel bad, dissolves your confidence, creates low self esteem and generally ruins your life and your chances of happiness!

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to start something new and a great practice to get into is to start to pay attention to what your inner critic is telling you, I know one thing for sure, it will never tell you anything nice!


It’s usually things like, “you can’t do that, you’re not good enough, you’re not clever enough, you don’t have enough time, you don’t have enough money, no one is interested in what you have to say”. So don’t bother – never mind!!

Does any of that sound familiar?  If it does, I invite you to pay attention to what your inner critic is saying to you, it’s the negative part of the ego mind.

Don’t get me wrong here, the Ego isn’t all bad, we do need our ego, but we don’t have to listen to the negative part of it but unfortunately that’s the part that we hear from most of the time.

According to the Freudian definition – The ego’s function is “the most central part of the mind, which mediates with one’s surroundings.”

The ego is meant to be a neutral and useful source of information about what’s happening in the world around us.  That’s it, however it’s the negative part of our ego that we hear from most often and who shouts the loudest.



So what can we do to turn off this constant negative chatter in our mind I hear you ask ?


  • Life is a huge gift and all of us have so many things to appreciate in our lives and to be grateful for……but we tend to focus on what’s missing and what we don’t have instead, so just flip that around and look for the good in your life every day
  • Stop comparing yourself to others, learn to believe that you are just fine the way you are. Comparing ourselves to others causes us stress, unhappiness and low self esteem.
  • Stop living in the past, the past is gone, the only time you have control over your life is right now! So live in the moment!

“The past is history, tomorrows still a mystery – so all we have is right now!”  Can’t remember who said that but I love it!!

  • Instead of looking at what’s wrong with you life – focus on what’s right with it your energy will begin to shift if you do!
  • Stop blaming others for what you see as the problems in your life! When you start to take 100% responsibility for your life, you will see massive change.

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.  The amount of work is the same.” 
― Carlos Castaneda


If you feel you would like some help with this, and you are ready for lasting change in your life, please drop me a line
to  angela@angelacaine.com

To apply for a free 30 minute “how to master your mind chatter” session

I promise you it will be worth your time.

Warmest wishes for a peaceful mind


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About The Author

Angela Caine

Empowering midlife women to move through their fears, raise self esteem and learn to design the happy life they have always wanted to live!

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