Your inner critic is that inner voice of statements that criticize you. Usually they originate from someone who would criticize you and your inner voice has learned how to keep it coming.
Self Compassion is a practiced exercise and over time the inner voice will become silenced.
Become your own best friend:
Be kind and understanding to yourself when difficult situations arise rather than criticizing yourself. Act as a supportive best friend would act towards you
Acknowledge the emotions you are feeling without judgement or trying to alter them. Speak statements to self such as “It is ok to feel this way when I experience this_____.” By doing so it takes the harmful power away from your inner critic.
Another aspect of self compassion is acknowledging difficulties and suffering are part of being human. This helps in the realization that we are not alone and this is a human experience.
“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked , try approving of yourself and see what happens….”