I am aware that you are afraid today inner critic. I am aware that you are worried that I might fail, or that I might make a stupid mistake today (or any day for that matter). I understand that you only want the best for me. You just have a crappy way of showing it. You show your love for me by whispering things that will scare me, and make me feel as anxious as you do in an effort to keep me safe. I am going to start the week off by acknowledging you my darling inner critic and all of your concern, but more importantly by choosing to face the week and all it brings anyway.
As I'm nearing the end of level one of the courageous year I'm examining the progress I've made, and taking a look at where I am at. I am not perfect, and I still feel like I may succumb to fear at any given moment. I am still feeling overwhelm tugging at my skirt strings. I am feeling like I am filled with worry and anxiety over starting a business - wondering if I will make it and be able to pay my bills. And I am filled with worry over not getting it all right. However, here's the good part on this gorgeous Monday - I am acknowledging all of these things. Which hot diggity...means I am present. I am feeling empowered. I am feeling my emotions, but not getting run over by them. I have made some really good changes, and I will not diminish that. I am accepting where I'm at today, and while it may not be exactly where I want to be, in this moment I am here and accounted for. That's all I can hope for. I don't expect to be some perfected version of me, just maybe a souped up version. You know the one that still experiences all of the stuff that surfaces from time to time...but knows that that is all it is.
Perfect or not...here I come. Ready to face the rest of the week and all it brings.