Do you do this- sabotage yourself? Let me give you an example. You want to go on vacation. You pick up brochures, you read about different places to go and you pick one- yes, this is it- the place you’ve dreamed of. You save your money. You put down a deposit. You talk about it with everybody you know. You are just sooooooooooo excited you could burst!
Now comes the deadline for the final payment. And what do you do? You come up with a hundred reasons why you can’t go now. In fact, you even lose your deposit. You put the brochures away and stop reading about it online. You stop talking about it and now people are asking you “Hey, aren’t you supposed to take that trip to?” (you fill in the blank)
You go back to work and now your hear Gina talk about a trip she’s planning and you think “If only I could go there.”
Does this sound like you? Sometimes we do these things because we don’t value our own happiness; we don’t think we deserve to be happy. As a result, we do things that sabotage our happiness. And then we sit, lamenting our fate. But we are miserable by own own hands.
Next time this happens push past that feeling to just let what you want go. Whether it’s a vacation or a cooking class or whatever it is that pleases you. You deserve it and you deserve to feel good.