I've been thinking about something today and wondered what you all would say about it.
You know that voice inside your head that is constantly nagging you? The one that says...
"You should have flossed longer."
"You shouldn't be eating that."
"You should have put that plate in the dishwasher, not on the countertop."
"You shouldn't be wasting time doing that; you should be ... "
"Why did you toss your teeshirt there? You know it goes in the hamper."
"Shouldn't you be paying more attention to ...?"
"You shouldn't be spending THAT much on..."
"Why are you sitting here goofing off when there's work to do!"
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to go one full day without giving myself a hard time about something. I think we've earned the right but I can't ever seem to fully shut myself up. I'm forever giving myself grief about being less than perfect, or doing something that's not quite healthy, or falling into a bad habit, etc.
And I know the easy response (and joke) is going to be something about wives doing that for you, but that's not what I mean. Even when I was married, I heard my own judgmental voice going on and on and on.
I also know that the voice *sometimes* recedes when I'm out on the bike, not but always. I can hear myself saying, "You could have done another five miles, you know."
So have ANY of you found a way to shut up your inner judge, even temporarily?