“There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself,” said American novelist Raymond Chandler. In other words, as another saying goes, we can be our own worst enemy. For many of us our inner critic is especially cruel. It clings to every mistake, misstep and imperfection (Which is infinite, because, well, we’re human!). For many of us feeling great about ourselves doesn’t come naturally or often. While a roaring inner critic and a shaky sense of self take time to improve, you can learn to feel great about yourself, one step at a time. Here are six expert insights to start the process.
Margarita Tartakovsky, MS, is an associate editor at Psych Central and authors the body image blog Weightless. She writes about everything from anxiety and ADHD to creativity and couples to mindfulness and stress. You can learn more about her work at her website.
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