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Silence Your Inner Critic . . . One Day at a Time

Silence Your Inner Critic . . . One Day at a Time

By Natalie Caine, M.A.
NABBW’s Empty Nest Expert

You\’re bored. You get in your car. You\’re not sure where you want to go. You go to the same old places and do the same old things.

You say to yourself, “nothing ever changes”.

Recently, I asked some of my group members where they go and what they do to have a better day. Their responses included these places and activities:

1. Shopping for bargains
2. Looking at new cars
3. Visiting a garden shop
4. Walking on the beach
5. Adopting a pet
6. Going to a bookstore
7. Hitting a bucket of golf balls
8. Buying a new shade of lipstick
9. Shopping at a farmer\’s market
10. Trying a new restaurant
11. Browsing in a used book store
12. Visiting a gallery
13. The shoe store (enough said!)
14. Having a frozen yogurt treat
15. Picking out a new board game
16. Visiting a museum
17. Downloading some new music
18. Going to a computer store
19. Feeding the ducks at the park
20. Reading the newspaper at a café or coffee shop
21. Painting with watercolors outside on a sunny day
22. Creating charcoal art
23. Making collages with magazine pages
24. Taking pictures
25. Visiting a favorite website

Is there something on this list you would enjoy doing? Why not do it today? Why not silence the inner critic telling you that you\’re wasting your day if you don\’t do something “productive”

Recharging you spirits and nurturing your happiness is always productive. Make one small change in what you do today, and you\’ll be amazed what a difference it can make!



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Natalie Caine Founder of Empty Nest Support Services

Natalie Caine is the founder of Empty Nest Support Services. When her daughter was a senior in high school, she realized that as a soon-to-be “empty nester,” she would be undergoing a major life shift. Not wanting to confront this transition alone nor have her many friends face this abyss without strong support, she created a support services group, which quickly grew into a new career and an exciting full-time business.

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