Self-sabotage is a common behaviour that can prevent us from achieving our goals and living our best life. It can manifest in many different ways, from procrastination to self-doubt, and perfectionism. In addition, self-sabotage can be a result of fear, insecurity, or a lack of self-confidence.
To stop sabotaging yourself, we'll explore what it is, how to identify the triggers and strategies for overcoming it.
Identifying the triggers of self-sabotage.
In order to overcome self-sabotage, it's essential to identify the triggers that lead to it. For example, a lot of people sabotage themselves as a way to avoid failing at something. If you don't try, you won't fail, right? So dig deep and find what triggers you to sabotage yourself.
Common triggers include fear of failure, fear of success, perfectionism, and negative self-talk. Once you've identified the triggers, you can begin to work on overcoming them and you can start breaking down the walls of what’s preventing you from achieving what you want.
Strategies for overcoming self-sabotage.
Once you've identified your self-sabotage triggers, you can begin to work on overcoming them. Some strategies for overcoming self-sabotage include:
Self-sabotage can be challenging to overcome, but it is possible. By identifying your self-sabotage triggers, developing a growth mindset, developing healthy habits and routines, and building self-confidence, you can begin to break the cycle of self-sabotage and start achieving your goals.