2) Poor self-care. Some of my clients treat their pets and cars better than they do themselves. We all recognize that regular maintenance is required to keep your car on the road. Likewise, proper self-care (mind, body, and spirit) is part of the scheduled maintenance that keeps your life running. Why not make one change in one area? For example: eat a piece of fruit every day (body), read a book (mind), meditate for 10 minutes (spirit).
3) Stop hoarding! Clutter creates confusion which slow energy flow and your ability to think clearly and to be creative. Clear the deck! Begin small by setting a goal (and a timer!) for 30 minutes of clearing and cleaning. As you clear the clutter, allow yourself to feel good and let that good feeling motivate you go for another 30 minutes. You’ll be amazed at how much you get done and how quickly getting physically de-cluttered clears the fog in your mind.
4) A subset of “clutter” is poor time management. Maybe you’re one of those people who hit the floor running and don’t stop until you drop into bed exhausted. If your schedule is so filled that even taking a quick break leaves you feeling behind, you probably need to do some time shifting.
5) When you really get serious about making significant changes in your life, chances are that you’ll need to remove yourself from toxic people who criticize, judge and share all their emotional baggage. Someone has said that you become the aggregate of the five people you hang out with the most. You’ll need to find someone (better yet, several people) who sees the best in you. Let them cheer you on, inspire, motivate and support you.
6) Finally, stop looking for cut and dried, “black and white” solutions for complex issues. I’ve spoken with people who have used this as an excuse to take no action while they search for the elusive magical silver bullet that makes everything perfect. In the meantime, it’s a great way to avoid having to really deal with the issue in any concrete manner. This solution is to realize that “perfect” is a relative term and redefine your options. Many of the “grey shades” would do just fine and go a long, long way toward getting you where you want to be.
While these are common acts of self-sabotage, they can be difficult to spot in our lives and we’re often very resistant to dealing with them. A great way to begin getting a handle on these behaviors would be to contact me for a 45 minute FREE life transformation strategy session.
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