Give Your Negative Inner Voice a Name

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.