Are you guilty of self sabotage?
Have you ever dropped your phone and cracked or damaged the screen?
You know those moments when it seems to happen in slow motion, your phone lands face down and you are almost scared to turn it over to see the damage?
- Let’s say the screen was cracked, would you then throw it back on the floor?
- If you got a flat tyre whilst out driving, would you get out and slash the other 3 tyres?
- If you broke your arm, would you break the other?
- If your child/friend/family member was struggling with an aspect of their study at school would you advise they drop out completely?
I’m hoping the answer to all of the above is resounding no?!
But I’m willing to wager you have done the equivalent to yourself regarding your health & fitness goals?
I’ll give you an example of how you may self sabotage:
You miss a meal, you have a long stressful day at work, someone has got the chocolates or another treat out, and you indulge, big time.
In turn, you feel guilty, you doubt your ability to achieve your goals, and you continue to binge for the rest of the day, you may even skip the gym.
You start to hear that inner voice of yours and its asking ‘what’s the point’? Your inner critic starts to tell you that you are ‘useless’….
You start to cast doubt on yourself and your abilities, you question yourself, and your inner self says to you ‘you’ve done it now, so you may as well carry on eating’.
What could have just been a little treat led to a full day binge and most importantly left you feeling guilty and full of self-doubt.
We ALL do this, we ALL self-sabotage, and we all sedate ourselves at times. Whether its comfort eating, turning to the booze, or simply letting our doubts and fears ruin our own potential, we are ALL guilty of this at some point.
Perhaps you have tried in the past and failed to achieve your goals and this has left you with the familiarity of failure?
Or maybe you feel that you don’t deserve what you truly desire? Maybe you have just simply got into bad habits that you associate with certain triggers?
Self-sabotaging behaviour will do nothing but derail your progress, all it will do it create more issues and stand in the way of where you TRULY want to be.
Challenges along the way are inevitable, but I encourage you to please try to not get in the way of yourself when it comes to achieving your goals.
That’s all for today, until the next time,
Tristan ‘smashed my phone many times’ Buttle.