We all have one — an inner voice that expresses criticism, frustration or disapproval about our actions. It might sound like, “you should,” “why didn’t you?” “what’s wrong with you?,” or “why can’t you get it together?” The actual self-talk is different for each of us, as is its frequency or intensity.
We’re all human. We have “defaults” and make mistakes. To feel happy and fulfilled, we need to stop judging ourselves and embrace who we are.
But it’s never too late—you can learn how to accept yourself now, so that you have a choice in how you show up in the world.