This article from Lifehacker talks about that negative inner critic we all have- you know, the one that says you can’t or you shouldn’t or you’re not good enough.
The simple trick here is to give that voice a name, but why? For this simple reason:
When you associate a name with it, it’s no longer you saying it, it’s them. We don’t typically have a defense mechanism for ourselves against ourselves but we do against external comments.
I would further that and say give the voice a stupid name to make it seem less scary and less valid.
From now on my inner critic is called Stupid Simon. Mwuhahaha.
Full post here.