You may be familiar with the idea of self-sabotaging behaviours that can keep us trapped in a cycle of self-doubt and self-defeat. But what exactly is self-sabotage, and why do we do it?
Self-sabotage can be defined as any behaviour or thought pattern that stands in the way of our success or happiness. Often, it is driven by our inner critic, the part of us that tells us we're not good enough, we don't deserve happiness, or we'll never achieve our goals. For some of us, self-sabotage may also be a form of imposter syndrome, where we believe that we're only deserving of success if we're perfect.
Whatever the reason for our self-sabotaging behaviours, they can significantly impact our lives. If we're constantly second-guessing ourselves or putting off our dreams, it's impossible to live a fulfilling life. Thankfully, there are ways to overcome self-sabotage. With self-awareness and some effort, we can learn to silence our inner critic and move forward with confidence.
In this latest podcast, Alina Jenkins talks to fellow Body Talk colleague Charlie Evans. Charlie has a background in performance on both TV and stage and she’s also a psychotherapist, helping many clients overcome chronic self-sabotage.
- Why the self-sabotage mechanism kicks in
- The different types of self-sabotage
- Strategies to stop it from happening
- The connection between self-sabotage and imposter syndrome