I bet you’ve got really good at convincing yourself you’re an imposter/not good enough/going to get found out/a terrible writer/and so on?

Well, that’s your inner voice doings it’s best to undermine your capabilities.

For some, their inner voice is on their side and sings in harmony. If that’s you, you can stop reading.

For others, the inner voice can take over and start to rule your life. It can get really good at convincing you you’re not up to the job of completing your PhD.

Stop all activity for a moment. Be still. Notice what your inner voice is saying. Do you hear anything?Is it telling you you should be writing? Is it worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow, next week, next year? Listen carefully.

Over the weekend, check in with yourself and ask yourself what that inner voice is telling you. Listen for your self-critical inner voice that tells you that you are inferior anyone else; listen for your inner judgments; listen to your inner voice of defeat that tells you that you are too tired or incapable of succeeding.

Gaining awareness of what that voice is saying is revolutionary.

Good luck and have a great weekend!