When we know what to do, how to behave and what to avoid, in order to be happy and healthy… why is it still so hard to do it? Why do we keep sabotaging our own happiness by doing what we know is bad for us?
Self sabotage is one of the biggest issues I have to work with, and I have a sneaking suspicion it always has been that way. Sometimes laziness stands in the way, sometimes pure anxiety, sometimes a lack of energy. Either way, it is a downwards spiral. Start making the wrong choices, and it is too easy to keep making those same bad choices over and over again.
For me, those choices range from simple and material to the great and complex. I know what I should do. I know what food I should eat, how I should exercise, I know which friends I should meet more often, what hobbies I should stick to, what bad habits I should avoid. I know what makes me happy – but still I somehow have trouble doing just that. It is self sabotage, nothing less. And it needs to stop.
The question is just… how?