Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker


Do You Listen To Your Internal Critic?

Everyone has a different version of an internal critic, and anyone who tells you that they are "fearless" and that they no longer have internal criticisms is...in total denial. Kate Courageous 

I have an internal critic - Confessions on the Journey!

That internal voice that speaks or sometimes shouts at me about...let's see

1. My weight

2. Did I say My weight?

3. Managing money

4. Did I say managing money?

5. How long my goals are taking to manifest

There are other ramblings, but the ones stated above, are on rotation.

What I have learnt however is,

 I can hear the voice, answer and not let it run my life. I can hear it and not act or not act on it.

I invite it in, I ask the voice "is what you are saying true?"

I ask "who told you this to tell me?"

I ask "what are you here to show me that's useful"

(PS - if you are going to ask - don't ask it out loud in the company of others, trust me!)

then I move forward.

Is it easy? Nope

Is it worth it? Yup!

This approach has saved me not just unnecessary stress, but it continually pushes me out of my comfort zone. 

 I have also learnth that - Out of comfort zone is where the lessons and the fun is! 

So, accept that there will be a voice, it may be a tad bit critical, it may be extremely critical, it may be stressing you out but it is really up to you what you do with the chatter!

Make up a system to cope 

Just don't let it run you


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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