Is your Inner Meanie bugging you?

Does she or he point the finger at you?  Do you want to send her on a vacation – or better yet – over a cliff?

Are you tired of hearing him or her say, “Who do you think you are?” “You can’t do that!” or “It will never work!”

No worries – there’s a remedy that won’t land you in Inner Meanie jail!

Inner Meanies, Inner Critics, Doubters – or whatever you want to call them – are parts of yourself (or ego) that are trying to protect you.  They were usually formed in childhood, or even when you were a baby, to protect you and help you survive.  The problem is, they are “stuck in the past” and don’t know how amazing and capable you are now.  It’s a matter of educating them and bringing them “up to speed” as it were.

They are usually in a much better mood – and ready for educating and enlightening – when you are not mad at them. Very much like dealing with a screaming 2-year-old. Remain calm and listen.  They usually feel a need to “scream” at you because they feel you are not listening to them and/or they want to get your attention.

The saying, “Seek first to understand and then to be understood” works really well when dealing with these agitated parts.

There is a proven 5-step process for dealing with Inner Meanies, Inner Critics, Doubters, etc.  Step 1 will be revealed in tomorrow’s blog.  Be patient and no peeking (^_^)

See you in the next blog!

4 Responses to Is your Inner Meanie bugging you?

  1. Kimmer Sue says:

    Hmmmm. I shall stay quiet and calm while waiting for step 1.

  2. Marina Rose says:

    Cynthia, it is so true. I’ve found that when I listen to my inner meanies they calm down and get unstuck. Where I used to have 4 and 5 year-olds to deal with, I now have teenagers. Oh yay :-)

  3. Interesting…we’re both talking about inner meanies. ready to hear more!

  4. Looking forward to your tips!

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