Strategies to Overcome your Inner Bitter Critic


Dr. Lucy Hone likes to shed light on the steps that anyone can take to overcome their inner critic. Even as a Global Authority on Resilience, she takes “compassion breaks” when she realizes that she has just been hard on herself during a challenging time. As she shares, the first step is to acknowledge that it’s a tough moment and that you are struggling. The second is to remind yourself that you are human and just like everyone else you can suffer. The third is something that takes practice. Dr. Hone recommends asking yourself where and when you can be just a bit kinder to yourself. She urges her audience to be brave enough and try something new when their self critic is at its very harshest or even just try switching the tone of how you are talking to yourself. The bottom line…if you are stuck in a rut, then give this a go!