Self-sabotaging is one of the ways we push our desires away from us. Whether we realize it or not, our thoughts and beliefs have the power to control every facet of our lives, no matter how big or small. When it comes to believing that we’re deserving of everything that’s rightfully ours, it’s important to actually believe it and to therefore, awaken yourself to even more endless possibilities life has to offer. If you’ve been struggling with self-sabotage, limiting thoughts, patterns, or behaviors that often tell you you’re not deserving or worthy of good things, you’ve come to the right place. These eight steps can significantly help you to decrease that petty self-talk and can help you take your life back. 

Boost Your Self-Awareness

Self-awareness all starts with remaining in touch with your body and can help you truly understand negative tendencies that may reside. Boosting your self-awareness all starts with actively remaining mindful and in the present moment. When we can boost our self-awareness, we can boost how we react to self-sabotage and therefore decide to change it. 

Set Meaningful Goals 

Setting meaningful goals is a vital aspect when it comes to self-sabotaging. Goal-setting is extremely important because we can aim to achieve great things without feeling like we’re not worthy or deserving of them. Goal-setting with actions involved can also help you to tackle any negative feelings that result from self-sabotage and can help to empower you to keep moving forward. 

Embrace Your Strengths And Weaknesses 

We all have our own strengths and set weaknesses, it’s a part of being human and comes with living life to the fullest. By embracing both aspects of your qualities/characteristics, you can therefore feel more liberated in knowing that everyone has their own little quirks. None of us are perfect, and everyone is dealing with insecurities we have no idea about. 

Practice Mindfulness 

Staying mindful is a great way to combat self sabotage and negative thought patterns/beliefs. Mindfulness can help us to remain grounded in the present moment and can help us to consciously move forward in positive ways. 

Befriend Yourself

We can be our own best friends and our own enemies if we allow that to happen. Befriending yourself is so important when it comes to practicing self-compassion and can help you move forward in life in a more positive manner. 

Listen To Positive Affirmations 

Positive affirmations are a great way to tackle negative thoughts and limited thinking patterns. By adopting positive affirmations within your daily routine, you can feel more reassured in having the ability to train your mind by easing stress, worry, and anxiety that often stems from our mental health. 

Work With A Therapist 

Seeing a trusted professional is a proactive way towards taking control of your life. Therapists can help us identify a lot of behaviors and patterns we’ve adopted throughout our lives and can help us to release them in an effort to move forward positively. 

Identify The Root Causes

The root cause of self-sabotage is usually always under our noses. Sometimes we may not realize why we constantly go against ourselves and the things we know we rightfully deserve, however, it’s important to identify and begin to understand why negative self-talk plays a role within our lives in order for us to truly begin to break the cycle of abuse.