I have a confession to make…
I used to self-sabotage – a lot.
And how that showed up for me was through my diet.
I restricted my calories.
I cut out food groups.
I would go ALL IN to my diet and be really good for a certain amount of time.
And then I just… couldn’t.
I’d eat half a block of chocolate in 2.1 seconds. (Crazy, I know.)
And then I’d go, “Oh my God, I’ve just ruined it. Well, I might as well just keep going.” In a way, I created a binge-restrict eating cycle.
And then it became an unrelenting
But what was really cool about this journey is that:
I started to realise there was a pattern that showed up for me.
And then I was able to start investigating it.
Was it certain environments or certain people that I’m around that my relationship with food triggered by?
What I was feeling at the moment?
Tired? Anxious? Excited?
You know the thing about food – we often use it as an emotional regulator, which I did.
So now let’s go back to the question:
How can we prevent self-sabotage?
How did I overcome it?
One of the biggest and most helpful tools in my recovery of stopping the self-sabotage (because I don’t do this anymore) was…
“What am I experiencing at the moment?”
“What am I sensing?”
“What am I thinking?”
“What am I feeling?”
“Why am I feeling this way?”
“What are my thoughts trying to tell me?”
It took me time to learn.
And I am still learning.
It takes practice.
But the good thing is that you don’t have to do it on your own.
I am working with @michelle_baty, Founder of the Art of Noticing, SMP neuroscientist to develop a deep mindset curriculum using the best neuroscience.
And this is important because you need to understand what’s really going on for you neurologically, so you can break through this habit…
And the next…
(And the next).
That’s what SMP is all about.
Having the knowledge and power to change your life based on a process of transformation and personal mastery.
It’s a powerful gift to give to yourself.
But it’s not for everyone.
It’s only for the hardest worker in the room.
Love and light,