How To Get Over Self-Criticism

"You can't see in someone else what you don't already have inside yourself." - Christine Hassler   Ever find your inner critic going off telling you what’s wrong with you, or how things are hopeless for you because you can’t ever get anything right?   Today is your lucky day. Recently, I was having my moment of self-doubt and was listening to Christine Hassler’s podcast and I wanted to share this with anyone whose confidence level is affected by the level of your criticism.   In this episode she coaches a listener in how to Be More Confident and Less Critical in her life. And I love how she says:
  “Confidence doesn’t necessarily come from doing things, it’s more about coming into self-acceptance by dropping our internal critical voice and truly liking ourselves just as we are right now.”
  I love her reframe and her perspective on how “confidence is about what you stop doing rather than what you start doing.”   To listen to her episode, Click Here .  And while you are there, why not sign up for her Over It and On With It podcasts. You will not be disappointed.  

What I Love About Christine Hassler

  Christine has a down to earth approach in helping you unravel the puzzles in your life that makes sense while providing you with practical and spiritual tools and insights.   I’ve been following Christine Hassler for a while. When I was in my 20s I came across her book 20 Something Manifesto: Quarter-Lifers Speak Out About Who They Are, What They Want, and How to Get It and it totally resonated with me.   At the time I was really angry and resentful with life.  I felt disappointed with it and everyone around me. I felt like the life I had worked for didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to.   After graduating from university, taking some time off to travel and work abroad, and returning home getting a corporate job, re-integrating back into life at home, things felt off.   I seemed to have checked everything I’ve wanted to do off my list when I was in my teens but for some reason even though I have done everything I thought I wanted to do, it felt very anti-climatic.   What made it worse was my friends started to all couple up and were all get married one-by-one. Soon after they were all having kids. As I continue to flounder thinking I should probably settle down soon too, or I’ll be left behind… I started to feel even more bitter about my life and everyone around me. I felt like I was just going through the motions of life with no meaning and trying to fit in by doing what was dictated by societal expectations.  

The Problem

  The more I tried, the more frustrated and unhappy I became.   As I started reading Christine Hassler’s book, I realized I’m not alone. She helped me make sense of what I was experiencing. I have been living up to everybody’s expectations and have buried my own away.   It was my first book and introduction into the self-development world. It helped to bring me out of darkness and in leading me to explore ways to find and connect with myself again.   Since then I’ve been an avid fan and follower of Christine Hassler.   Photo by: David Marcu   
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