This post brought to you by Activia. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Everyday Savvy.
In a picture-perfect Pinterest and Instagram world, it is easy to get discouraged that we do not live up to our own expectations. As mothers, it is really easy to tell our children how great they but our own inner critic often stops us from saying the same thing to ourselves. I struggle with this myself. That voice inside my head makes me wonder if what I have to share can really impact others. Many times when I write a blog post or teach a class, I have to push past that voice inside my head and when I do amazing things happen. I get emails from many of you saying how a post or class has impacted your life and that makes everything more worthwhile. I absolutely love that this website can help make busy women’s lives better.
Have you ever told yourself you can’t do something? Does your inner critic say you can’t do it or you shouldn’t be doing it? Sometimes that inner critic stops us from even trying to achieve our dreams. Why is it so much easier to be nicer to others than to ourselves?
Activia created an Inner Voice Interview where they asked women to share their goals, and then also what’s holding them back from accomplishing them. The answer 80% of the time was themselves! I knew the number was going to be high but wow!
The brave women they spoke with helped them learn about all the ways our inner critic can come to life. Each of them bringing a personal spin to a much larger issue. Activia wants women to realize that inside every woman lies a great source of power. A source of inner strength. The conversations were so inspiring that they put together a film in order to help other women who might be similarly struggling. Because there is power in positivity. And It Starts Inside.
Activia is also donating $250,000 to the Girls Who Code national nonprofit organization to support the future generation of women. I love that this national non-profit organization is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by giving young women the confidence and skills to code. This is especially important to me as a mom of two young women. I love anything that can be done to help them find their positive inner voice.
Let me know what you think of the Inner Voice Interview video in the comments below. How do you feel about your inner voice after watching it? Is she a mean girl or supportive? We have the power to turn our negative self-talk positive. I’ll be sharing tips for dealing with your inner critic soon.