Have you ever felt like you were pushing towards something, but not making progress?
That feeling can be deeply frustrating, and it can be confusing to know how to proceed. The truth is… it’s likely due to self-sabotage!
When we are able to recognize the signs of self-sabotage and develop alternate coping mechanisms, we prepare ourselves to experience greater levels of success, joy, and passion.
When your negative habits are constantly interfering with your efforts to achieve your goals, it’s time to take a deeper look and see what’s going on. You might not even notice the actions you are taking that are leading to self-sabotage!
Since we are all unique individuals, self-sabotage manifests differently in each of us. Maybe you are the type to enthusiastically start a project, only to abandon it halfway through. Or perhaps you’re the first one to put yourself down, telling yourself that you are “no good at that,” “can’t do it” or “shouldn’t even bother trying.” Or do you spend lots of time ruminating on worries or things that could go wrong without spending any of your time trying to envision solutions?
Do you possibly pin all your hopes of success on another person and make them responsible for the outcome without taking any part in the process? Sometimes, just knowing your patterns can be enough to give you the push to overcome them!
Identifying the reasons you are engaging in self-sabotage is key to overcoming it! Engaging in any behaviors that don’t align with your core values and hinders your ability to achieve your goals are behaviors worth examining.
These behaviors can affect many areas of your life including romantic relationships, your career, and relationships with your friends and family.
Think about the ways self-sabotage might be affecting your life. Some solutions might involve raising your self-awareness about your behaviors, creating an action plan to achieve your goals, and increasing your positive self-talk!
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about self-sabotage?
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