Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Inner Critic

Everyone has one.  Don't they?
You know who I mean.  That little voice in your head, the one that tells you you don't do enough, or you aren't good enough.  The one that you would sometimes like to turn off.
Mine can be a real bitch.  I mean it.
She hounds me sometimes.  Pushes me.  Just about drives me wild.
She always has.
She always wants me to work harder, do more, be stronger.  She would like me to give up sleeping, so I could get even more done.
She nags me too.  Like when I eat potato chips.  And I LOVE potato chips, no matter how bad they are for you.
She would have me eating salads and fruit exclusively.

She groans and moans if I watch trashy TV.
When I walk 3 miles, she thinks I should have gone for 4.
Why is it never enough for her?????  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Since I felt pretty stupid about my decision to do that awful show this weekend, inner critic had a field day.
Can't ya just hear her???
Even turning the music up on my Iphone didn't drown her out.
So I walked 4 miles on Saturday.

And four miles again on Sunday!!!   I love walking on this path, the canal on one side, and the river on the other.
Even with the little voice.

She has her good points.   A lot of my success in life has been at her urging.   She hasn't let me rest on my laurels, ever.
But today, I have news for her.
Bad news.

Don't hate me, I.C., but we're paring down here.  Can't ya feel it??  There's a new breeze blowing.
Time to refocus, regroup, time to take a deep breath, and slow. it. down.
You can keep talking, but change the subject.  OK?


Hilary said...

Sounds right to me. Sometimes that inner critic just needs to Sierra Tango Foxtrot Uniform. ;)

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

You're the boss. Remember, without you she is nothing!

Sharon said...

I think your inner critic has been talking to my inner critic. We're making some changes here too.

claudia w said...

LOL at Hilary's comment. It took me a minute, but I finally got it!

Daryl said...

tell her to take a hike! hope thanksgiving is wonderful.

Christine said...

Amen Sister!

Frank's Corner said...

Doesn't she know that it is hibernation time?! She isn't always right. Means well, but definitely would do well to stop and think before she harps.

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Anonymous said...

I'd just tell her to shut up and go away. Who needs the bitch!!

Cait Throop said...

Yeah, those inner critics! Like I need permission from that bitch anyway! I say slow down, love your life, and get rid of that headache (AND the critic)!!!!

linda said...

I feed my Inner Critic chocolate. She has the nerve to talk my jeans into shrinking a.whole.size.

the nerve!!!

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