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Self Sabotage

Updated: Mar 16, 2022

Sabotage - Why do we do it? We're on a roll or in the zone and something happens unexpected that makes us sabotage our plan.

It could be any number of things that could make us decide to sabotage our 'good' streak. "I've been really good, I deserve a treat (or "I've had a bad day, I deserve a treat"), "I'll just have one biscuit!", "I've tried really hard and I'm not noticing a difference, what's the point?!"

Once you have that sabotaging thought, it's very difficult to 'un-think' it!

So, let's look at the bigger picture. Firstly, nip that thought in the bud before moving forward with it. Remember why you started and your goal. Secondly, if you do sabotage your plan, move on. Don't beat yourself up. If you do have that one biscuit move on! Sometimes, it's not the act of sabotage that scarpers your whole day, it's the actions that follow. (And the 2nd biscuit never tastes as good as the 1st!)

How many times have you thought if I'd have just stopped at one biscuit and moved on, I wouldn't have had my 2nd or 3rd or even finished the whole packet? Why didn't I stop at one?!

Having a good foundation prepares you for those unexpected thoughts and makes you stronger each time your sabotaging voice pops into your head. Practise, write it down and remember for next time

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