How to Exterminate Brain Bullies
by Wendy Keller
You know there’s a bully in your brain if you live your life in fear and dread of that little voice inside your head. You know which one I mean – the one that keeps pecking at you, picking on you, telling you everything you’re doing wrong and reminding you of everything you’ve ever done wrong.
Identifying and exterminating that bully is your best bet for freeing up a whole heck of a lot of mental energy, optimism, and ability to focus on attracting what you do want in your life.
For some people, that bully is the voice of a harsh or disapproving parent or older sibling. For others, it’s a special little fiend they cribbed together all by themselves of every little wicked, unkind or unconscious barb that has ever been thrown their way.
If it’s time to get rid of your bully, here’s Step One:
Recognize the high price you’re paying for staying stuck with this crazy thing inside your brain.
The Warning Signs that You’ve Got a Bully in Your Head:
- Low self-esteem
- Under-productive days
- Low energy
- A career that’s going nowhere
- Pervasive hopelesness
- Frequent overwhelm
- A sense of dread
- Perfectionist tendencies
- Bitter self-criticism
- Inability to get your life working the way you want it to
- Fear about what tomorrow might bring
- Consistent underachievement
- Mean labels you apply to yourself regularly
- Inner discontent with your very being
Got these symptoms? Then you can rest assured you’ve got a big, mean bully working hard in your head.
Some people’s bullies even work over-time – no extra charge!
Every rational person, once recognizing their bully, must say to themselves, “Wait! I don’t deserve this! I won’t tolerate this!” and then, by the very act of acknowledging it and becoming aware of its incessant criticism, you finally begin to drain away its power to mess up your life.
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