It’s impossible to tune out your inner critic 24/7, but that doesn’t doom you to self hate. An active inner critic can occasionally present helpful messages in unpleasant packages. 

Instead of trying and failing to numb self hate, it may help to engage with it, transforming it into more helpful messages. After all, your inner critic might be pointing to something helpful, but in a harsh way.

Take as little as 10 minutes to complete this worksheet by: 

  • Printing it, or
  • Writing your answers on a separate piece of paper, or
  • Typing your answers into Notes or a word document.

Who can this inner critic worksheet help, and how?

This worksheet is good for people who have experienced:

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Boundary issues
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Social anxiety
  • Self-hatred
  • Identity struggles
  • Feeling broken

How can this worksheet help?

We all always have room to improve, and trying to be better doesn’t mean we were bad to begin with. It’s hard to hate yourself when you can point to the concrete ways in which you care, and in which you’re trying. This worksheet helps you do just that.

Need motivation? Here’s what others have said…

“Remember that while you can’t really ‘fire’ your Inner Critic, you can certainly talk back to them.” – Boston University

“Your inner negative voice will never lead you to glory, but if you learn to use it as a habit loop trigger for positive thinking and immediate action, it can become a powerful ally.” – Tom Bilyeu

“There is a big distinction between the inner critic—which brings shame, self-doubt, and negative self-image—and the inner editor, which is a vital cognitive faculty that helps us discern how to edit, adapt, or change our choices in order to make the most strategically effective moves in the dialogue or interaction.” – Daena Giardella, MIT

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