Tell your inner critic to take a hike

Today let’s have a little chat with your inner voice.

You know, the stupid little voice that shrieks in your brain when you’re instructed to do a Burpee (or a few).  The one that tells you flat out “Hell to the NO” when you add some running into your daily walks.  Or maybe yours likes to remind you that you’re not smart enough, talented enough or just plain enough.

You may not be able to quiet your inner naysayer completely,  but you can create some power with your own choice words.

When you are struggling on a run and want to stop,  need some oomph to finish a project, a shot of confidence before a presentation, some courage to face the dessert table at a wedding or just some good, old-fashioned chutzpah I’ve got you covered.

The trick to making these work is to repeat them during a point when you are feeling challenged, frazzled or overwhelmed.  It’s best if you do this silently without moving your lips – otherwise you’ll get funny looks.

  • You’ve got this
  • Stay strong.
  • Focus.
  • Be bold.
  • Keep going.
  • I’m ready.
  • Nothing can stop me.
  • Breathe.
  • Just keep swimming (or running, or writing, or loving)
  • Think Positive.

And my personal favorite…

  • You are AWESOME!

Feel free to use one of these or create your own slammin’ mantra and have at it!  You can’t lose!

Now go run!

Keli 🙂








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