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How To Stop Sabotaging Yourself

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Behavior is said to be self-sabotaging when it creates problems and interferes with long-standing goals. The most common self-sabotaging behaviors are procrastination, self-medication with drugs or alcohol, comfort eating, and forms of self-injury such as cutting. These acts may seem helpful in the moment, but they ultimately undermine us, especially when we engage in them repeatedly.

Self-sabotage builds and can create a deep well of self-defeat that’s hard to climb out.

So, why indeed do we do this to ourselves? Here are six big reasons.