We are all not perfect, we don’t live picture perfect lives however we all have our own priorities. Regardless of what you prioritize whether it be training, nutrition, work, family etc. you never want to comprise what you value most. Self- sabotage is something we all want to avoid however sometimes it is something you come face to face with. A couple of tips to avoid continuous self-sabotage include:
- Reviewing and Revisiting your own goals: Goals are what drive us, goals are what help direct us to what we desire most. Sometimes certain factors change the path a person takes however it’s our goals that help us refocus and reignite that motivation and discipline we need in order to achieve what we want most and to avoid the possibility of self-sabotage. Sometimes a particular goal we once set isn’t necessarily what we will achieve next, however if we review our goals we might see another opportunity to help us accomplish them.
- Eliminate Temptation: Temptation is something that we all are surrounded by and giving into temptation usually is what leads to self-sabotage. Using the example of when we are faced with a serving of our favorite food; the initial thought that may have come into our mind is “one bite won’t hurt”… 10 minutes later “the damage has been done now, why should I stop”. And the possibility of binging increases. Not to say treating ourselves is a crime but if we have serious goals, serious deadlines then we have to remove that temptation.
- Use your support team: In those moments of self-sabotage people tend to forget that a small set back can sometimes go beyond that individual. Sometimes in those moments of self-sabotage can impact more than just you, hence why reaching out and contacting those around you for help is going to help you overcome situation of self-sabotage. People tend to juggle more than they can handle and, in those moments, when you are overwhelmed you tend to stray off your path. For example, imagine you need to go shopping for the weeks’ groceries, as well as do the laundry, then on top of that you need to make dinner, meal prep, pick up the kids…. 9/10 times you run out of time before you actually start doing stuff that you need. Recruiting some help and lightening the load will only do you good. The support systems you have around you will help you blossom; you simply need to learn how to use them!
Don’t let self-sabotage jeopardizing your journey. What are you doing to do to avoid it?
- Coach Emilia