limiting yourself

STOP limiting YOU…

STOP limiting YOU!

Do you  make a habit of limiting yourself regularly?  You might not even be aware that you are doing it?  Perhaps it’s a subconscious habit….

Have you ever caught yourself saying things like:

  • I’m, too fat
  • I’m too old
  • I can’t afford it
  • It’s too late
  • What if it doesn’t work?
  • What if I fail?
  • I’m too embarrassed

These are ALL examples of YOU limiting YOU!

As I have mentioned on numerous occasions before, the human brain is lazy due to it being hard-wired for survival AND an energy hog, so it will ALWAYS look for ways to conserve energy and reasons NOT to do things, or NOT to change, or go outside your comfort zone…. see a pattern here….?

YOU might be the ONLY reason you are not succeeding, not changing, not transforming….  BUT it’s not your fault.  You are fighting against your lazy brain, so you need some helpful tools to overcome that slack little guy… (said with great affection because our brain is amazing, when we know how to use it and what it’s limitations are)

So what can you do it you find that you are have some limiting thought processes like the examples above?

STOP limiting YOU in 3 simple steps!

  1. Think of the ‘nay-sayer’ in your mind as a separate character and give her a name.

For example, I might call mine Judgy Jenn, or Jaded Jenn.

2. When you hear Judgy Jenn start speaking – STOP listening….

3. Instead, ask Jellybean Jenn (the happy go-lucky, positive version of your mind) to step in with an alternative.

For example if Judgy Jenn is saying “I can’t afford it” when you’re contemplating a girls weekend with your 2 besties, ask Jellybean Jenn for an alternative.  Ask something like…. “How can I make this happen?  What do I need to do to find or save the money?”

Then go have an amazing weekend with your girlfriends and don’t forget to thank Jellybean Jenn when you’re having an amazing time!

If you would like further guidance with overcoming unhelpful thoughts, worry, overthinking, overanalysing, please check out my coaching page.

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