June 21, 2019
Key takeaways from a very interesting talk by Tara Mohr on how to identify and quieten our Inner Critic.
Most of us at some moments in our lives have experienced self-doubt in the form of an inner voice: our Inner Critic. I recently listened to a webinar by Tara Mohr, an expert on women's leadership and well-being, which focused on practices for quieting our Inner Critic.
This voice is usually harsh, rude, mean; it seems to be on our side by saying things like "you are not ready yet"; it is irrational and persistnent.
A good practice for doing that is to create a character that personifies the Inner Critic – think about your inner critic, is it female or male, is it older or younger? Make up a character, think about its personality; give them a name, (this needs to be fictional, do not give it the name of someone close to your it might remind you of); picture the character, think about it talking, about its voice, etc.
We also need to compassionately see our inner critic's motives.
Look for the humour in what it is saying.
Finally, we could choose a core value to let lead us instead - what core value of ours can guide our actions in this situation?
Remove the critic from the scene.
Picture the voice receding into space.
Imagine we can turn down the volume on the critic's voice.
March 22, 2019
A must read for anyone considering a career transition
March 12, 2019
A couple of weeks ago I attended a neuroscience workshop led by Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford University, Geoff Bird. One of the areas of focus was on Stress and Sleep Deprivation. I am sharing below my key learnings from that.
March 5, 2019
This article defines flow, the components of a flow state, and also explains in which situations it could have negative effects.