What would it be like to free yourself from your own self-judgment? What would it be like to become your own best friend? How might life be different?
Whenever you notice the voice of judgment, take a few good, deep breaths. And then, tack the word “and” onto your thought, and create another phrase that is positive and self-loving.
If you notice a thought like, “I can’t believe I just said that!”, in this model, you can amend your thinking by saying, “I can’t believe I just said that AND I am contributing valuable information to this meeting.”
Other examples of freedom from self-judgment might be:
- Life really sucks today AND I am going to enjoy this afternoon.
- I really look terrible in this shirt AND I am worthy anyway.
Give yourself the gift of this mindful experiment—practice, notice, and relax!