Breaking the Self-Sabotage Cycle: A Workshop
To stop self-sabotage, we have to change our habits. But to change our habits, we need to know why we developed them—and how they help us cope.
“If this is truly what I want, why do I get in my own way so often?”
Ah, if each of us had a nickel for every time we’ve wondered that…
…well, we’d probably all be enjoying a luxury vacation instead of reading these words (or writing them, in my case).
To stop self-sabotage behaviors, we must change our habits.
But habit change is more than deciding you want to do something different from what you do now. Habit change is a multi-layered process. And ultimately, it requires getting to why and how you developed the habit you want to change in the first place.
And there’s a good chance that your particular brand of self-sabotage—whatever it might be—has its roots in some very, very early life lessons.
From my book, What Works:
You might know that you often work against your own desires by procrastinating, denying help, engaging in negative self-talk, or any other form of self-sabotage. Because of the influence of rugged individualism and the doctrine of personal responsibility, you might see these behaviors as personal failings, even moral failings. But often, these behaviors are products of trauma and oppressive systems.
On Thursday, August 24, I’m offering a workshop for Premium Subscribers called Breaking the Self-Sabotage Cycle.
I’ll share what I’ve learned about where our “bad” habits come from, how we regularly reinforce them, and four steps to breaking the cycle. Plus, I’ll share how thinking of planning as a learning process can help you stop self-sabotage before it starts.
The workshop will be recorded and shared on the Context Curious podcast feed.
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