Self Sabotaging


We should stop self-sabotaging ourselves because self-sabotage can prevent us from reaching our full potential and damage our mental and emotional well-being. When we engage in self-destructive behaviors or negative self-talk, we limit ourselves from taking advantage of opportunities, achieving our goals, and forming healthy relationships. It can lead to low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt, leading to a vicious cycle of self-sabotage and further negative feelings and behaviors.

Here are eight things you can do to quickly prevent self-sabotage:

  1. Identify negative self-talk: Pay attention to the negative things you tend to say about yourself, and challenge them with positive affirmations.
  2. Practice self-compassion: Be gentle and kind with yourself, understand that we all make mistakes, and find ways to show empathy towards yourself.
  3. Practice mindfulness: Be in the present moment, be aware of your thoughts and emotions, and breathe deeply to recenter yourself when feeling stressed.
  4. Recognize your triggers: Identify the situations or events that typically trigger self-sabotage behaviors and find ways to avoid or prepare for them.
  5. Set realistic goals: Start with small goals that are achievable and gradually work towards bigger goals as your confidence builds.
  6. Take care of yourself: Exercise to improve your mood, eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and do things you enjoy to maintain mental wellness.
  7. Surround yourself with supportive people: Build relationships with people who encourage you, believe in you, and celebrate your successes.
  8. Seek professional help: When experiencing anxiety or facing problems that managing on your own, it may be time to see a therapist or other medical professionals.

When we stop self-sabotage, we replace negative patterns of thought and action with self-care, compassion, and positive behavior that serve our interests. This change in mindset enables us to set realistic goals, achieve them with greater ease, and develop healthy and sustainable relationships with ourselves and others. But most importantly, we learn to love and accept ourselves and find self-fulfillment in our lives, leading to better overall quality of life and greater personal satisfaction. So, it’s important to recognize and address signs of self-sabotage and build healthy habits to prevent it from happening to build a more purposeful and happy life.

Remember, change takes time, and progress is not often linear. Be patient and kind to yourself throughout the journey. When self-sabotaging thoughts or behaviors arise, acknowledge them without judgment and take steps to correct them. You have the power to overcome self-sabotage and create a life that you love.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Ashmita Roy says:

    This is really helpful. And the opening quotation on your blog is very powerful “Listen to your inner has all the answers”. I believe the same. I am a beginner. Thanks for supporting my writing. It means a lot.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Keep writing Ashmita. Thanks for stopping by.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. gpavants says:


    Fighting negative thoughts falls right into this situation. It’s a daily thing in a negative world. Hope you are doing well. Gary

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Yes Gary, it’s like a pit which sucks you in. Hope you are well. I am taking each day as it comes.


      1. gpavants says:


        I hear you. That pit is not fun. I wish it wasn’t so. Another day, another dollar as they say.

        Thank you, Gary

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      2. GS says:

        Thank you Gary. It’s comforting to know someone across the ocean understands. Means a lot. Stay blessed please.


      3. gpavants says:

        Battles and struggles are universal.

        Liked by 1 person

      4. GS says:

        Sad but true


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