PART 2: How to Lower the Bar and Finally Succeed in Self-Care.

PART 2: How to Lower the Bar and Finally Succeed in Self-Care.

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But you know what changed my experience with this? When I lowered the bar. Yup. I changed my expectations. The ONLY thing I asked myself to do was to notice what it FELT like in my body when I made the choice to stay downstairs when I REALLY wanted to be climbing into bed. And I only asked myself to notice this for micro-moments. That’s it.

How to Lower the Bar and Finally Succeed in Self-Care.

PART 1: How to Lower the Bar and Finally Succeed in Self-Care.

Emily ColwellInner Dialogue, Anxiety, Authentic Self, Inner Judge Judy, Micro-Moment Reset, Self-Care Leave a Comment

The demands of self-care can so easily become one more expectation on your plate. And then you start to resent the acts of self-care altogether. Sounds familiar, right? And before you know it, your inner Judge Judy is criticizing you even more because you failed, yet again, to succeed in your self-care attempts. Ohhhhh, it’s such an exhausting cycle!

Does Your Inner Judge Judy Try to Convince You That You Can’t Do It Dr. Emily Colwell

Does Your Inner Judge Judy Try to Convince You That You Can’t Do It?

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We’ve ALL got that inner Judge Judy who loves to yammer on in unsupportive and even downright mean ways inside our minds. And sometimes this voice becomes so routine that we stop noticing its presence and it simply runs in the background. But this doesn’t stop its words from impacting how we feel.

Stress Was Winning Till I Did This…

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As I moved into a ‘Soft I Don’t Know’, I felt relief. My shoulders became lighter. I started laughing again. It became easier to be present without working so hard at it. My mind relaxed even though all the solutions weren’t yet here. My anxiety and sense of responsibility to find all the fixes for my stress dissipated and my list of worries grew shorter despite the fact that uncertainty remained.