Neutralising Self Criticism Through Humour and Laughter
Everyone suffers from self criticism from time to time. It can be useful. You can get important feedback from criticism. However criticism directed at the self can become an unhealthy habit causing feelings of low self worth. It’s useful to balance this tendency. An easy and quick way to achieve this is with humour. By lightening things up you can get some much needed perspective!
Have a go at laughing at your inner critic with the following ideas:
1. Funny Soundtracks
Sometimes we get into the bad habit of re-telling ourselves a sad story about ourselves; “Why does this happen to me, why is life so tough… “ What happens if you hear this story with an accompanying comedy soundtrack? Hear the same old story but with circus music playing in the background or how about the Benny Hill theme tune!
2. Inner Clown
Become aware of what your critical…
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