You can arm yourself against your inner critic using your Magical Essence Declaration you created in step 4
It’s important for you to keep remembering your strengths. That’s why you don’t want to dismiss reading your self description twice a day.
Your inner critic won’t give up easy, so today I’ll give you some additional strategies to let him know you will not buy into his lies anymore.
1. Your Strength Affirmations
Take your strength statements and turn them into affirmations. In addition to reading your new accurate self description, read your affirmations daily
2. Daily Affirmations
Write a new affirmation each morning. Focus on it and repeat it through out the day.
Read this article series on writing effective affirmations
3. Reminder Signs
Write your affirmations on 6 x 9 index cards or large post it notes. Tape and/or post your affirmations throughout the house.
Write them on smaller 3 x 5 index cards and place them in your purse, briefcase, car, jacket pocket, office desk drawer… etc.
4. Bathroom Mirror
I used a dry marker and wrote a new affirmation each day on the bathroom mirror. You can also reinforce the affirmation by looking into your eyes and recite it out loud.
5. Snap It
My critical judgmental voice did not want to shut up. My therapist suggested wear a rubber band on my wrist. Every time my critic kept exaggerating and using negative generalizations, I snapped the rubber band. Very effective.
That wraps this series on creating an accurate self description using your self concept assessment.
Please let me how this series helped you and feel to share your strategies on how you integrated your accurate self description.