New years resolutions are common. From losing weight and eating healthy to getting out more or achieving new success. However, by February, these have been long forgotten and we have gone back to old habits.
While many trying our hardest to stay on track with our goals and resolutions, there are many ways we sabotage our own success. In this post, we will discuss the most common stumbling blocks when it comes to achieving (or trying to) our goals.
What is Self-Sabotage?
Self-sabotage is when your logical, conscious mind is at odds with your subconscious mind. It involves the behaviours and thoughts that keep you away from achieving the goals and resolutions you have set for yourself. Essentially, it’s when you act in a way that is counter-productive to your own success. This could be anything from procrastinating on a task, eating unhealthy foods or not following through with commitments.
Waiting For Approval
One of the biggest reasons we sabotage our own resolutions is because we are waiting for someone else to approve them first. We may want to lose weight, but we don’t want to tell anyone in case they make fun of us. However, internal approval is the motivation we need to drive us forward.
Expecting It To Be Difficult
If we think that something is going to be difficult, it will be as we are more likely to sabotage our own efforts. We may not set a goal because we think it is going to be too difficult and that we will struggle with it. However, if you truly want something and know that there will be ups and downs along the road to reaching your goal, you are more likely to achieve it.
Not Building Milestones and Rewards
When it comes to resolutions, we often think about the end goal and not the milestones we need to hit along the way. By celebrating small achievements and rewarding yourself for a job well done will help keep you motivated and on track. If it feels good now, imagine how it will be when you finally get there!
Not Taking Concrete Steps Towards Change
It’s not enough to simply have the desire to change, we need to take concrete steps towards it. This means making the necessary lifestyle changes that we need to affect that change. It could be anything from setting a specific goal weight to working out for a certain number of days per week. Without taking these steps, it is easy to fall back into old habits.
Stop Sabotage and Achieve Your Goals
The mind is a powerful tool. When we understand how it works and the ways we can sabotage our own efforts, we are in a better position to overcome them.
Through her online hypnotherapy courses, Brisbane based Hypnotherapist Lai Tattis takes a positive approach to change by finding the root cause of negativity and applying techniques that work, she empowers people to achieve their goals.
With a range of online services, from pre-recorded courses to online sessions and discovery calls you can reach the growth you are seeking. Book your sessions today!