How to End Your Unseen Habit of Self-Sabotage to Live Better

It's time for a change. No more self-sabotage. It's time to live better. How many times have you said you'll start living healthier tomorrow? How many times have you told yourself you'll start eating better, exercising more, or drinking less after this week? We're all guilty of it. We know we need to make a change, but we always find an excuse to put it off. "I'll start on Monday." "I'm too busy right now." "I don't have time." But the truth is, we'll never find the time. We have to make the time. 

Get out of Your Comfort Zone

Self-sabotage is a habit that's hard to break because it's so ingrained in our everyday lives. We don't even realize we're doing it half the time. It's like a comfort zone we don't want to leave. But comfort zones are meant to be broken out of. That's how we grow and learn and become better versions of ourselves. So if you're ready to break out of your comfort zone and end the cycle of self-sabotage, here's what you need to do.

Set Realistic Goals 

The first step is setting goals that are achievable and realistic. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds in a month, that's not going to happen. Not only is it not realistic, but it's also not healthy. You might be able to lose 5 or 10 pounds in a month if you really commit yourself, but anything more than that is putting your health at risk. So set achievable goals that you can actually reach. And don't forget to celebrate those small victories along the way.

Make a Plan and Stick to It 

After you've set your goals, it's time to make a plan on how you're going to achieve them. This means setting aside time each day or week specifically for your goal. Whether it's 30 minutes each day for working out or Meal prepping every Sunday for the week ahead, make sure you put it in your schedule and stick to it.

Find a Support Group or Accountability Partner

One of the best ways to stay on track is finding someone who will help hold you accountable—whether that's joining a support group or asking a friend or family member to check in on your progress regularly. When someone else is counting on you, you're much less likely than ever before letting them down—and yourself.

Seek Professional Help When Needed

There's no shame in admitting when you need help from a professional—whether that means hiring a personal trainer, signing up for therapy, or seeing a nutritionist. Oftentimes, all it takes is that outside perspective and guidance from someone who knows what they're doing in order for us to finally break our bad habits and improve our lives for good. You can even look into finding an online self-sabotage coaching course for more specific help.

If self-sabotage has been holding you back from living your best life, it's time to put an end to it once and for all. These tips will help get you started on the path towards success so that you can finally achieve your goals and live better than ever before.  

Up until now, self-sabotage has been holding you back from living your best life—but it doesn't have to be that way anymore. If you're ready to make a change, use these tips as your guidepost towards success. You can achieve anything you set your mind to—it all starts with taking that first step today.

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/people/Rachelle-Wilber/100009221637700/

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