Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Ways to Find Out
It may come as a shock, but sometimes we are our own worst enemy.
Hard to believe, right?
After all, why would we plot against ourselves? If anything, we should be our biggest supporters, because it’s our life; but that’s not always true.
Whether you’re repeatedly thinking negative thoughts, constantly putting yourself down or chastising yourself for the smallest of things, you’re inadvertently sabotaging your own well-being. Dwelling in self-doubt and negativity eventually leads down the road to depression and anxiety.
Keep a lookout for the signs and deal with them accordingly.
Harsh Criticism and Judgement
Do you constantly keep telling yourself that you’re not good enough? That you can’t achieve anything because you don’t have the ability to?
Being your own worst critic will do you no good. While others may be judging you, that’s nothing compared to when you’re judging yourself. If you find yourself being negative, take a deep breath and divert your mental narrative to something more positive.
“Oh, I can’t do this because I’m too _____”, or “I could do that, but I can’t because of ____.” We often catch ourselves making excuses because of our fear of failure. If you’re making up excuses for something that you know you can do, but aren’t just because fear is holding you back, it’s time to change that! Understand that fear is a normal part of life and that you need to overcome it to accomplish all that you want.
Sticking to Comfort and Avoiding Challenges
It’s all too easy to stay cozily in your comfort zone and not venture out into the world of challenges, but that’s just another form of self-sabotage. You achieve success once you step out of your comfort zone and face an obstacle head-on. So shake off the shackles of your comfort zone and start taking calculated risks to achieve more!
Depending on Others Too Much
Having someone there to take care of you in your time of need is a positive thing. Developing extreme co-dependency is not. Relying on someone to get you by is unhealthy. Ideally, you should be self-sufficient enough to face life on your own. If you start depending on others too much, you’ll soon forget how to solve problems on your own.
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