Inner critic

April 10

Many creative professionals face their inner critic — a voice filled with self-doubt and criticism that emerges during the creative process. This voice, as Jessica Abel says, often hinders creatives by perpetuating feelings of inadequacy and fear, leading to procrastination and a decrease in self-confidence. Contrary to the popular approach of silencing or combating this inner critic, she suggests a more empathetic and understanding stance. Inspired by Nicole Lewis-Keeber's work, a former clinical therapist, Jessica proposes that the inner critic should be viewed as your protective mechanism, rather than an enemy.

"Compassion towards your inner critic will allow you to make decisions for yourself based on your goals, and not your fears."

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