5 Surprising Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Yourself

5 Surprising Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Yourself

You know that feeling when nothing is going your way, and no matter what happens you just can’t catch a break? Well, that may not be down to the Universe dealing you a bad hand. Actually it’s more likely that you’re sabotaging yourself and your chances for success, so to get the most out of life it’s time to stop sabotaging and start holding your head high!

#1 You don’t practice self-care

In this busy, hectic world, you need to give yourself a break. Nobody’s going to magically come and notice that you’re overworked and under appreciated, only you can decide that. It’s important in this modern age that we all practice a little self-care, whether it’s taking care of our health and fitness, doing meditation, enjoying junk food and bad TV, taking up a hobby or getting a few extra hours sleep.

#2 You don’t rely on others

The path to success doesn’t have to be a lonely one, you might want to think that you have what it takes to be a boss, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rely on friends and family to keep you strong and give you advice. If you attempt to go it alone, you’ll feel lonely and isolated, and won’t be as strong as someone with lots of people backing them!

#3 You don’t see the bigger picture

It’s hard to see the bigger picture sometimes, you focus on the small things and obsess over the way things are right now, but try and focus on what you’re working towards. Have a goal written somewhere that you can always see, that will motivate you to continue working without worrying about where you’re at right now. Have fun and do all the things you won’t be able to in ten years!

#4 You don’t appreciate yourself

You expect others to appreciate all the hard work you put in, but you don’t appreciate yourself. You haven’t developed a reward system or celebrated the small achievements, let alone the big milestones. Set up a series of small goals and when you hit them, don’t forget to reward yourself and be proud of what you’ve accomplished. Don’t work for the appreciation of anybody else, because it might not come.

#5 You focus on failures

Successful people have more failures than anybody, merely due to the risks it takes to get to the top. Don’t focus on everything that’s gone wrong, just count it all up as part of your path to the top and don’t be too disheartened by it. If the path to getting what you want was smooth, everybody would be taking it, just stick at it and work hard to get what you want.

If you’re guilty of doing any of these things you might be harming your chances of success, take a fresh outlook, look after yourself and spread positivity around!

Photos: Sex and The City

  • http://www.brittonloves.co.uk Lauren

    Oh goodness, I really do all of these things! I hardly have a break or practise self-care, trying to plan my time better hopefully will allow me to do so!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • http://www.booksandacoffee.com Christina

    I agree with #1. Don’t ever expect others to notice that you are overworked, especially not your boss. What I have noticed is the younger you are, the more inclined you’ll be to keep that feeling to yourself to avoid looking like you can’t handle your work load. It’s a big mistake and it can possibly be dangerous for your health. It’s perfectly fine to not be able to do the job of 5 people. Unless you explicitly say it, your boss will continue to give you more work because “Hey, I gave her all that work and she was able to do it. I’ll give her more.” Others won’t realize how much stress you’re under in order to complete your assigned tasks. They will only see the results.

  • http://www.blueeyedadventurer.com Samantha

    I agree with all and definitely need to work on these! Sometimes I get so caught up in any minor failure (or what I view to be one) and it would be much healthier to just move forward!

    Blue Eyed Adventurer

  • http://www.ponytailsandpizza.blogspot.com Breana

    these are so spot on! I definitely fail to look at the bigger picture. I get so caught up and stressed about what I’m doing sometimes and I forget what I’m even working towards! I’ve started writing goals down and have put them in a place I see everyday!

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