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Self-sabotage can be a serious problem. There are many different reasons why someone would do this to themselves. For some, self-sabotage occurs without thought. For others, it is a decision made at the conscious level. Working with a mental health professional can help you to understand your thoughts and actions better. Mental health issues are often complex. Learning to accept help is a huge step that can help you on your road to success and happiness. If you find yourself self-sabotaging, here are a few tips to keep in mind. 


Acknowledge Your True Feelings in the Moment


Acknowledging feelings in the moment can be difficult for some people. When you notice you may be sabotaging a situation or relationship, hit the pause button. What are you feeling? Who is involved? What triggered the situation that made you react in a sabotaging manner? When you can answer these questions, you can better understand your actions. Once you can understand your actions better, you can work towards understanding your mental health issues and thought processes. 


Notice Patterns


Do you have a pattern of self-sabotage? Do you find yourself doing this after certain situations occur? Recognizing patterns can help you understand your mental health issues. You can dive deeper and often discover that the root of your struggles is different than the surface issue you thought you had. Your actions could appear like self-sabotage, and upon looking deeper, they might be commitment challenges, connection struggles, adverse childhood experiences, or any other issues. 


Accept Support From Loved Ones


Your loved ones want to support you. They want to understand your struggles and how they can help. For some, accepting support is a challenge. However, accepting support is a significant part of recovery and will help you find strength on your most challenging days. 


Self-sabotage can be a serious problem if not addressed. There are many different reasons a person may experience this, and it is often complex. Try to take a moment to look at the emotions that are below the surface. What sort of patterns are you noticing in your behavior? Many times it can be challenging to analyze your thoughts and behaviors. Here at The Guest House, we have experienced professionals ready to help you better understand your behaviors and actions. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can support you at (855) 483-7800.