A Critical Friend...
Back when I was trained to be a school governor (a role, it turns out, I was NOT suited for….) they explained that our role was to be a ‘Critical Friend’ to the school - not afraid to have the difficult conversations and challenge long-term assumptions, but also loyal and supportive in the unique difficulties schools face.
It’s a role we do well to adopt towards ourselves - supportive and encouraging when things aren’t going well, but free to call out the BS we tell ourselves all too often.
My own Critical Friend is calling out the BS today - what would your Critical Friend need to say to you…?