In this episode of Awareness Addicts, the show’s host, Dr. Gala Gorman, discusses self-sabotage … how to avoid it and what to do when you find yourself engaging in self-destructive behavior.
In her words, “In this episode, we’re going to acquaint ourselves with that voice in our heads. Honestly, some of the things it says seem illogical … even irrational. It has tremendous power over us, though, if it is allowed to prattle on unchecked. If we give that voice much freedom, it can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, that voice can actually serve us. But we have to show it who’s boss.”
In the episode, listeners will:
- Learn to control that nagging voice in your head
- Identify the situations you are most likely to self-sabotage in order to avoid them in the future
- Engage in positive self-talk to eliminate the negative voice
So, as Gorman asks listeners, “How do we recognize this self-sabotage process before it gets some momentum going? How do you begin to cut its power off? First, you prepare in advance. It’s really important that we see how we do it and develop some awareness around it.
As we start to see how we do it, then we might begin to question. But, when we haven’t practiced awareness, we don’t catch it quickly enough.
The damage that’s done through this process of sabotaging ourselves is so great that it’s going to be a really big job to clean up the mess or dig ourselves out of the problems that we’ve created. As you can imagine, our work is to recognize this as it’s happening.
With sabotage, we never quite know what the result is going to be. But, keep in mind that everything is always working out for us. Even if we sabotage ourselves, we can turn that into something good.”
In this episode of Awareness Addicts, we discuss how to recognize the self-sabotage process before it gets some momentum going. And, even if we sabotage ourselves, how can we turn that into something good?
For those interested in tuning into this show visit: AA 0009: How to Stop Negative Thinking and Self-Sabotaging Behavior
In this episode of Awareness Addicts, we discuss self-sabotage … what it looks like, and how it happens. That voice in our heads has tremendous power over us. How do we prevent it from causing too much damage? Once we recognize that voice before we engage in destructive behaviors, we can learn to turn it into a force for good.