Sabotage is the name of the game and I get caught up in it for more rounds than I would like.
I’m not talking about deleting someone else’s file to get ahead at work, or even letting the air out of someone’s bike tires to make him or her late, I’m talking about self-sabotage. You may not acknowledge it, but it manifests itself in ways you may not even realize throughout daily life.
For instance, I had a great workout earlier today. I walked to and from work (about 35 minutes of walking both ways), plus I went to the gym where I pushed myself through a spin workout, and I even ended with a few rounds of yoga sun salutations, but when I looked in the mirror all I could see were my imperfections.
Or, when I have a great workout and then I undo all of that healthy exercise by eating more sugar products than I would care to admit.
Or, when I go on Facebook and start to compare my accomplishments to those of others, completely ignoring reality and circumstances, and feel as if I have not worked hard enough and should be leading a different lifestyle.
Or, even when I let the littlest self doubt creep in…
You, guessed it – Sabotage.
I certainly don’t spend all day sabotaging myself, but if you take a moment to scan your own day you might find that there are moments where you put yourself down, you don’t give yourself enough credit or you simply fail to pat yourself on the back.
So, starting now, I choose to play a different game and I am going to try harder to be nice to myself. Who wants to play?