We all sabotage ourselves in some respect. It is easy to do when our emotions take over.  An example is when you are following a great eating plan and something goes wrong with your business or a relationship.  Suddenly one is eating a quart of ice cream or having a Frappuccino with whipped cream and drizzle to drown out the sorrow.  Or one is extremely hungry and runs into the store for a vegetable, but instead ends up with potato chips and snacks.

We sabotage ourselves by putting our exercise to the end of the day and an unexpected tornado watch pops up.  In this episode, Linda talks about ways to reclaim yourself and find balance when everything goes astray.   In the midst of stress and problems, we need to seek one another out for support.   Listen and try some of the ideas she suggests.

We must get out of our own way fast and take action.

We need to get out of the way before getting run over by our emotions. Sometimes we stand in the middle of the tracks waiting for another day to pass before we start the diet or exercise program.  We think we can wait to contact Aunt Suzie and suddenly we are attending a wake.  Taking action is not the hardest thing to do when we recognize our emotions are taking over instead of clear thinking.  To delight in living means we need to be grateful for the things that are going correctly.  It is a matter of learning,living, and shifting behaviors.

Enjoy this week’s podcast and send us ideas for future podcasts.  In the meantime, watch for situations that will allow you to self-sabotage.

Take the first step forward, it may put you on the escalator of success.