Limiting beliefs are those which constrain us in some way. By believing them, we do not think, do or say the things that they inhibit. Limiting beliefs are often about ourselves and our self-identity. Now that we are clear on the definition, let's work on how to avoid limiting beliefs and build strong, healthy habits.
Curate Your Feed
Have you ever seen that picture of an instagram model that makes you feel like you need to lose a million pounds? Yeah, we have all been there and believing that we are not skinny enough is a huge limiting belief, therefore we are not going to do that mmk!? What I have done to move past moments like this is to curate my social media feed to only represent who I am and the people I want to be around. For example, I unfollow those instamodels and curate my feed with boss babes like yourself, positive gurus, big time entrepreneurs and foodies. These are the topics most important in my world, but I encourage you to do the same. It will blow your mind how many amazing like minded people are out there.
Do Self Work
You can have everyone in the world tell you that you are smart, but if you don't believe it, the words are useless. It is important to identify your limiting beliefs and start to combat them through learning as much as possible. Reading books about self worth, healthy self affirmations and manifesting techniques have been wildly powerful for me. But definitely apply this to your world and what makes sense. Keep an open mind, you never know if a book or podcast might change your life. Reach out to me for book and podcast suggestions or comment below if you would like me to do a blog post about it.
I discuss organization in all blog posts because it is seriously the key to my success, both professionally and personally. When you have structure, it gives you the opportunity for freedom. Understanding your obligations, being able to deliver on promises and get everything you need to get done is key. We all have the same amount of time in a day. When you suggest that you do not have enough time for something, is only an excuse and most definitely a limiting belief that you should throw away.
Your Support System
The company you keep is crucial to your mental health and how you feel about yourself. Insecurity is not something that we are born with, it is taught, learned, and mimicked so choosing the right crew is key. Limiting beliefs, like insecurities, can come from the people in our life and often the ones closest to us. Make sure that the people in your life are supportive, uplifting, inspiring and kind. Anyone who encourages a limiting belief should not be a person you entertain. You are under NO obligation to be around people who reinforce your limiting beliefs or make you feel inferior in any way. Be around people who make you feel good! That is the best.
Manage Your Stress
Being overwhelmed can sometimes trigger our limiting beliefs so make sure you have an outlet to manage your stress. Personally, I work out at least four times a week, take a bath when I need a self care moment and take CBD gummies when my anxiety is triggered. Don't wait to get stressed, learn how to combat it before it happens. P.s essential oils are also more powerful than you think. There are so many stress managing techniques, quite honestly it may be another blog post, but I hope this was helpful!