5 Ways To Overcome Self-Sabotage


We all have those weeks where we feel a little overwhelmed and drop the ball.. right?!


This week in combination with a full moon, the level of anxiety to ‘get things done’ has leveled up like the rising tides with the pull of the moon.

I have taken on extra hours at the Psychology clinic which means 9 hour days and with 18 hours less this week to work on the business, family time and life( by way I mean chores), I have held the same expectation of myself to achieve my goals.. unrealistic right?!

The fastest way to create anxiety!

Anxiety creates a domino effect of negative behaviours such as overthinking, avoidance, lack of patience, digestive issues, lack of self-belief and my favourite go-to, procrastination.

Self-sabotage at its worst!

When we are worried about things that haven’t happened yet, tomorrow’s schedule or what’s happening Saturday, we stop living in the present moment and this is when we drop the ball and spiral into self-defeating behaviours.

So rather than give insight into my incredible self-Sabotage efforts this week, I’ll share instead the good bits of how I turned my week around!

SCHEDULE

This might seem a little too simple but I assure you IF you actually stick to this idea of scheduling chores, tasks or even Netflix & chill time, you will see a dramatic improvement in not only your anxiety levels but productivity.

By scheduling a block of time to a task and dedicating solely to this, you will find that with focused attention you will complete faster. This then allows you to move onto your next block of time and subsequent task.

Understandably in a position where you are answering calls etc, this may be a little harder to implement, however try applying the method where possible as it will alleviate stress, increase productivity and make you feel accomplished.

JOURNAL

Self-awareness of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours allows us to reflect and change any negative aspects of ourselves. By recognizing our less than desirable traits, we create an opportunity to transform them.

Journaling also allows us to be present in the moment and truly connect with our feelings. Often when we stop and write things down, they flow from an inner space longing to be heard.

If we can ‘see’ that our behaviours are self-sabotaging it creates an opportunity to re-assess our values (what’s important to us) and look at ways to mitigate negative behaviours and replace with positive driven ones.

What kind of person do we want to be? Loving, patient, kind.

Is your health a priority? Are the food & lifestyle choices you making in line with what we want to achieve?

When we connect with our values, live in line with these through the choices we make, can we then live a happy, purposeful life.


PLAN TO EAT (WELL)

By this I mean pack a healthy nutritious lunch for work or have dinner prepped so that you can avoid the ‘ what to eat ‘ conundrum that results in shitty, quick choices when we are emotional and tired.

When we are anxious, the flight – fight mode is activated within our bodies. Over time or under chronic stress this can create digestive issues, nervous system problems among other health issues.

Poor food choices will only exacerbate this, so making extra roast veg the night before and packing away portions for lunches is an ideal solution.