People who self-sabotage don’t ask themselves questions, they tell themselves statements.
Let me show you some examples of how to go from pity-party whiner to introspective queen.
That person doesn’t like me.
Do I enjoy this person? Do they bring positive energy into my world? How can I connect with them?
I’ve fallen off the wagon again, I always do this.
Is there a pattern here? What could my triggers be? Who could I talk to about this?
I don’t like the way I look.
What’s stopping me from working out? Could I start small, walk more? Am I willing to make an effort?
Nothing works for me.
Am I really giving this my all? Am I adhering 90% of the time? What could I do to increase my accountability?
No one in my life supports me.
Do I surround myself with positive, inspiring people? Do I allow negative energy into my life willingly? Am I looking to others for permission instead of trusting myself?
It’s not fair.
This situation sucks. What is the lesson I can learn? How can I implement what I learn and avoid this type of hurt again in the future?
I’m too busy.
Could I journal for a few days, see where I could be wasting time, and improve my efficiencies? Then, I’ll have more time for things I want to do.
I can’t do it.
I can’t do it today, but I am a resilient, adaptable human and I’m excited to learn how to do it.
Asking introspective questions is essential to reworking your mindset to one focused on positivity and growth.
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