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[My inner critic] Judge Betty’s expectations about a creative project are having an impact: it’s supposed to be easy & fun, by dang!

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fear of failure [of breaking a negative habit] is strong but there’s no failure in trying, dear one. consider it an experiment. be aware of motivators, pro and con. then decide whether you agree with them. listen to self-talk & tone of it. with as little judgment & as much objectivity as possible. writing would help. always does.

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aware of negative inner critic kicking in and cut her off. she felt literally poisonously unpleasant. transform judgment to curiosity & watch what happens.

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inner critic won’t go down without a fight: very convinced she’s right. often is, but also where impossible infallibility expectations come from.

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Just a reminder: these are snippets from my Alternate Handwriting sessions. [For more about AH, check out some of my early blogs,] Although written by and “to” me, I hope these glimmers are also of service to you. There’s one for today below. PLEASE NOTE that any advertisements that may appear are not approved or sanctioned by me.

encourage Little Betty [inner child] to come out to play – to have fun & feel good – when you notice Judge Betty [inner critic] kicking in. and practice noticing! JB’s a pretty constant force that could stand some pruning.

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lowering your standards would do you a world of good.

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no need to castigate yourself for avoiding ugliness, dear one.

 

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figure out a way to satisfy Judge Betty [my inner critic] while letting Little Betty [my inner child] play. she’s the one who picks out gifts for kids & anything fun for others. JB sees to their perfection. ditto with decorating. they make a good team as long as JB doesn’t completely dominate. awareness helps keep her in place.

 

 

 

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there’s nothing to prove to anyone except [inner critic] Judge Betty & she’s impossible to please. good question: why to do continue to let her torment you?

 

 

 

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JB [Judge Betty, my inner critic] kicks in & she’s not known for her funny bone! definitely has the courage of convictions. laudatory on many occasions, but you don’t always know the whole story & can be self-righteous, something you hate.

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