Quieting Your Inner Judge

Each of us has an inner judge that talks to us daily, and its mind chatter can be debilitating. I’ve learned a technique that quiets my brain so I can think more clearly and turn down the volume of my inner judge. The technique is self-command.

Check out these examples of PQ Gym exercises courtesy of Positive Intelligence.

Practicing PQ daily has helped me be more resilient and able to handle life and work challenges more effectively. I have clarity of thought and more energy to address daily demands. If you are interested in incorporating these PQ exercises into your daily routine, here are some ways to make it stick:

  1. Find a practice buddy so you can support and challenge each other and hold each other accountable.
  2. Break down your practice into small components each day so you can build one muscle at a time.
  3. Commit to a minimum of six weeks. While most agree it takes 21 days to create a habit, that only applies if you practice perfectly every day. Most people need six weeks due to inevitable hiccups along the way.
  4. Make your daily practice a priority. Once you get into a regular rhythm, it requires only about 15 minutes a day, or less than 2% of your 1000 waking minutes.

Give it a try and let me know what you think. What do you have to lose?