Breaking Tough Patterns that are Holding You Back
Have you ever noticed that we repeat patterns in our lives?
Even when we are aware of them, they still can be incredibly difficult to break. These patterns happen in our personal and professional lives.
Let’s look at the most apparent pattern in my personal life. It goes something like this:
Lose weight – Gain it back – Lose weight again – Gain it all back and start from square one again! (and repeat) This is a pattern I can’t hide, and people can see it and judge me for it.
And some people may think, “it should be easy for me to take action and change your direction,” but it’s not as simple as that.
A pattern I’ve had from childhood affects my personal and professional life. That pattern is how I speak when I’m uncomfortable. I do one of two things: say nothing (usually in a group) or ramble (one-to-one conversation or speaking). When I ramble, my works come out quickly, and I repeat anything I get a good response with. Today I can notice and adjust by slowing my speech and ask a question so I can take a breath and listen.
How about you? Do you see yourself in one of my “hard to break” patterns?
How do we change these patterns that have persisted since childhood? How do we break these cycles?
Well, I’m speaking from experience when I say this…
Spending the last three years gaining clarity and becoming aware of my own patterns, has been essential to my growth and company evaluation. I’ve learned that if something has become an established pattern, it can be tough to make a lasting change without addressing underlying issues with self-acceptance and understanding.
I am committed to observing myself, becoming aware of my habits, and loving myself for who I am!
This self-awareness opened me up to real change – because as soon as I was comfortable with myself, it encouraged me to think differently.
Instead of focusing on just losing weight and meeting societal standards, I thought more deeply about accepting my body and loving myself no matter what.
Rather than being frustrated when I failed to make progress, I chose to look inwardly, trust in myself, and know that if I ever wished to make a physical change, I had the power to do so!
This shift in perspective has positively impacted my life regarding self-acceptance & taking action, so I encourage you to do the same!
Shift your perspective on the things you want to change and see if that makes things easier. You may find that it is just what you need to turn your life around.
To anyone struggling with unwanted patterns and wanting to become a master of self, we should talk. I would love for you to schedule a discovery call.