I always had a self-righteous belief that self-sabotage was something that other people did... HAHAHA! I had a kind mentor point out that I am not above the subtle behaviors and beliefs that we all have that keep us in our place and prevent us from achieving our goals.
Often in Coaching I will ask, "What got in the way of achieving your goal or finishing your task?" It's really a good question to ask and answer honestly. Were the answers outside of yourself? "The kids had another snow day so it made it more difficult to focus on crocheting and pattern writing" or " There is ice outside so my plan to run had to be changed". Understandable. So the schedule has to be juggled. Crochet and pattern writing now has to move to another day, the run has to become an indoor stair or yoga session.
The key, I think is improvising when the outside influences get in the way.
It's much more difficult to notice when the obstacle to success was ME. Read this in a Jeff Foxworthy kind of delivery... You might be self-sabotaging if...
* Your reason for not getting something done was...
low energy (unless you have a real medical issue),
not being sure how to get started,
feeling like you tried it once and failed already....
Insisting that your effort be perfect or it's not worth doing.
CLEAR IT ALL AWAY. Don't stay stuck. Notice if you are thwarting your own efforts and re-focus.
Happy Monday! How will you be awesome today?