Self-sabotage is a sneaky trap that often leads to unhealthy patterns and behaviors. No one is immune to it! Self-sabotage can often go unnoticed too, which is even more dangerous because before you know it you find yourself in so deep that it seems impossible to break the vicious cycle you are all too accustomed to living in.
So how can we prevent this beast from wreaking havoc on our lives and on our success?
Self-awareness and understanding the types of sabotage!
Knowing what to look for is the key to stopping the cycle before it begins. So let’s break them down!
I’m pretty sure we are all guilty of this from time to time, but how much is too much procrastination? Are we waiting to get into the right mindset for a certain task? OR, are you putting it off because you don’t want to face what is coming?
The truth is, there are times where waiting to do a task is appropriate and beneficial; but unfortunately, most of the time we are just prolonging and dragging out the dread.
Let me ask you this, how many positive things have you said to yourself today? Did you wake up this morning, look in the mirror and say “Wow, what a beautiful human” or what is more like “yikes, I got some work to do”.
Negativity is a slippery slope. It’s time we start defaulting to positive thoughts, not negative ones. Practicing lifting ourselves up is so important and will result in so many good things!
Do you rely on relationships to fill you up? Or, maybe you can’t stand silence? Relationships are healthy and great, until you use them as a form of self-sabotage. It’s really important to be happy with yourself and yourself only. We saw that to be true in 2020, that isolation is hard however, being happy as an independent person is vital for your personal growth.
Money self-sabotage can look different depending on your money mindset. You may view money as a scarcity, or maybe you view it in over-abundance. Either way letting money control all of your thoughts and actions can lead to a spiral of self-sabotage.
This type of Self-Sabotage is usually spotted pretty easily, however it can sneak up on us. One day turns into the next day, which turns into months and so on. Before you know it, you have a habit you never thought was possible for someone like you.
As a business owner and service provider, people-pleasing can be an easy trap to fall into just like any other job field. We want to make our clients, friends, employees, bosses, etc. are happy and pleased, which can lead to blurred boundaries. People-pleasing often leads to burnout and lack of job satisfaction because we forget to take care of ourselves!
Perfectionism is the thief of joy. We often try to make things perfect because we are afraid of looking like we are anything less than. The truth is, you want people to love, follow, and work with you because you’re YOU; not because you’re a “perfect” human. Maintaining a perfect standard that you created for yourself is draining and unsustainable.
Now that we’ve broken down the 7 Types of Self Sabotage, I hope you have the blueprints and tools to stop this sneaky self-sabotage slope before it starts!
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