How can I stop sabotaging my health?
This is a bit of a loaded question. Why would anybody want to sabotage their health, right? Truth is that self- sabotage is a common pattern, not just when it comes to health. We all know what we should eat - how much water we should drink - what time we should go to bed but we don’t always do it, even though we know very well that it would be in our best interest. Here are a few things to ponder:
Key points of this video:
What are your health goals? Maybe they are unrealistic? Try to break them down into daily, small action steps instead of focusing on an ideal number or reading.
Some reasons for self-sabotage could be that we are actually quite comfortable where we are at. You may have a certain goal in mind, but have you thought about how your life would look like once you achieve it? Maybe you would get a different kind of attention or would there be different expectations from you?
Are there some old beliefs as they relate to health challenges occurring in your family? Do you feel that you are destined to have certain challenges based on your ancestry?
Often we cannot change circumstances, but we can choose how we think about them. We do have choices, even if it doesn’t seem that way sometimes.
I am not suggesting that you can think your health problems away or that your health challenges are the results of your thoughts. But you can choose to focus on what is right in each moment.
Often when we sabotage there is a disconnect between what we expect from ourselves in our mind versus what our “gut feeling” tells us. Spend some time feeling into that intuitive voice deep inside of you. What messages do you get?
It can be helpful to take a quiet moment and just sit with pen and paper and see what your hand actually writes….let the thoughts flow and observe.
Have an open mind and be thankful for these instances of sabotage. There is a message there for you.