I’ve written about dealing with our Inner Critic before, and how to peacefully and constructively co-exist with this sometimes harsh and demanding part of ourselves.
The highlights of that article? You’re awesome as you are, but if you want you can use your Inner Critic as inspiration. If you can be mindful and unafraid about what you’re thinking, your Inner Critic is fine. Your Inner Critic can even become an Inner Coach with some coaxing.
The Inner Critic can be a major reason for self sabotage, but there is an another one just as annoying. Just lazier.
…The Inner Slacker.
The part of you that wants to lie on the couch and not do anything. This is the part of you that procrastinates for days on end. The part of you that finds not doing anything more pleasurable than working, writing, exercising, or doing anything else productive or social. It’s that part of you that is now not doing what you had already put off doing yesterday.
Your Inner Slacker. The instant-gratification, lazy, passive, non-goal oriented part of ourselves, of any human.
(Mine is a 38-year old dude who lives with his mom and stepdad…What? I like creating characters.)
Just like your Inner Critic has value for us as human beings, so does our Inner Slacker. He wants you to enjoy yourself and unwind. He doesn’t mean to make you a sloth of a person, truly.
But if we want to get anywhere in life we gotta learn how to effectively shut the fucker up. For extended periods of time. So we can get shit done.
Here’s some tips on how to do that, and how to deal with your inner slacker.
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