Self-Improvement A Quick Trick for Becoming Less Judgmental By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Published on January 21, 2022 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Episode 137 More About the Podcast Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Subscribe Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Episode 137 Whether you say, “That chicken was too spicy,” or “The presentation was awful,” you might have strong judgments about the things around you. And while you’re entitled to your opinion, there are ways to experience those opinions without being too judgmental. Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that your opinion isn’t a fact, however. Just because you thought a movie was great doesn’t mean everyone else in the family will like it. Your opinion isn’t any more or less true than anyone else’s. It’s simply a matter of taste. The way you experience and express your opinions can make a big difference to your mental health. It can also affect your social interactions. Fortunately, we can all learn to be less judgmental. Learning how to be less judgmental of the events and people around you will also help you be less harsh on yourself. While it does take practice to change the way you think, it’s something all of us can do. So, in this Friday Fix episode, I share how a slight change in the way you word things can make a big difference in your life. More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Download the Transcript Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram Check out Amy’s books on mental strength Watch Amy’s TEDx talk, “The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong” If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: Friday Fix: Why Assuming the Best in People Benefits You How to Stop Overthinking With Bestselling Author Jon Acuff Friday Fix: How Radical Acceptance Can Reduce Your Suffering What Is Emotional Intelligence? By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.