People Pleasing and Your Inner Critic

This week on The Dethroning Your Inner Critic Podcast, Joanna is talking about people pleasing: what it means, why it happens, and how to talk to the people pleaser in yourself to take back control. People pleasing is a huge operating tactic for the Inner Critic, she latches on to the thoughts you may have about upsetting someone and uses those thoughts to control your interactions with others. To transform your life, it’s imperative that you become intimately familiar with these old, automatic, conditioned thoughts that come from your Inner Critic.

Here are this week’s reflection questions:

  • What is the voice inside your head truly saying when you say “yes” to something that you don’t want to do?
  • When was that time in your childhood when your Inner Critic latched on to your feelings of unworthiness?
  • What can you do today to recognize when these conditioned thoughts from your Inner Critic are appearing?

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Are You Addicted to Being Productive?

self esteem self worth Apr 26, 2019

If you’re anything like me, you love to hate your to-do list. There are moments it feels like you’ll never get it all done but it feels so great to check things off the list. But then pretty soon you find yourself so addicted to the high of checking things off the list that you start feeling awful when life happens and you still have things left on the list at the end of the day.

You’ve been there too, right?

Let’s face it--when we accomplish something good, we feel good. It’s a bonus that people start noticing that we’re super productive and give us lots of positive feedback. Your boss starts to notice your hard work. Your friends notice that you managed to make cupcakes for your child’s birthday, chaperone their field trip, and manage to lose five pounds on your new diet.

But what are you sacrificing in the process?

Eventually, you enter a bottomless pit where you’re always looking to accomplish more and more in order to feel...

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