What if I told you that self sabotage is actually a way you take care of yourself? Maybe not the best way you can take care of yourself, but certainly one way you can. Let’s take a deeper look.
What is Self Sabotage?
– self sabotage always points to something we need more than what we think we need.
– it can serve as a powerful guiding system towards emotional health.
– it invites us to be more self-aware and self inquiring about what we truly need.
– it invites us to find more holistic and overall supportive ways to take care of ourselves.
Fool Proof Self Sabotage Double Checker Test:
Use this test to discover whether something you are about to do is self sabotage or not.
Use these steps to take care of yourself immediately after you’ve become aware that you’ve self sabotaged.
Ex: Self sabotage behavior: after a hard day of work I crave pizza and wine and when I indulge I feel terrible the day after.
The need: comfort after a stressful day
The price: my health gets compromised
The correction plan: In order to support myself in making a better choice I will stock up my fridge with food I like that is healthy for me when I anticipate a hard day at work. I will also buy sparking water that I serve in a wine glass with lemon to give me the same feeling of having something special at the end of the day. That way I reward myself with something that is good for me and not harmful to my health.