Mistake #5: You judge yourself
I can talk about this day in and day out, and still most people who come to see me in counseling have a problem with this. Some of them don’t even know they are doing it, but it is affecting them big time!
Through regular conversations with friends, family, and acquaintances, I see evidence of negative self-judgment with them, too! Much more harshly than is deserved.
Also, I am included here. I notice myself judging myself several times a day and actively let go of it.
I grew up as a woman in the Western world and I have complexes like everyone else-so I get a lot of practice working on it! However, I can attest to the fact that the more you practice, the easier it gets. And that the benefits are numberous and full.
How to stop negative self-judgment
This has been such a trip of observation and experience, that I came up with an easy step by step process to stop judging yourself. I explain it in this video:
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There you have it, three steps to take to stop negative self-judgment.
Deserve it, do it, practice.
Seems simple but since our mind makes everything more complex than it needs to be, I say a lot more about it in The Map To Whole Peace video series.
In case you missed any of The Five Most Common Mistakes That Keep You Suffering, here they are!
What is it that you want to let go of? Tell me about it. Pick one thing that you are judging yourself on and go through the process.