Monday, November 16, 2009

Part 3 of 5 on Self-Sabotage - Journaling Your Behavior

3. Journaling. Once we become aware and watch our negative thoughts and behaviors, the next step is to journal the patterns of self-sabotage that we see going on in our lives. Sit down in a quiet place with some “alone time” and a journal and pen. Contemplate the thoughts and behaviors you have become aware are self-sabotaging and that you have begun to watch. Make a list of the thoughts or behaviors that you want to change so that you can move forward into action and make the changes you desire in your life. Give each thought or behavior a degree of intensity from 1 – 10, 10 being the strongest. Pick the thought or behavior that bothers you the most. Go to the first recollections you have of being alive and come forward, writing down every memory you have of experiencing that thought or behavior. Come forward to the present time. Now go back and observe all that you have recorded and observe any patterns that appear. This can be very enlightening and may shed some insight into what triggers your sabotaging thought or behavior.
To be Continued…

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