June 22, 2013 9:25 AM Subscribe
How do I fight my inner self-saboteur?
posted by dinosaurprincess to human relations (7 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I have been doing really well with my goals and stuff but I have noticed that I seem to self-sabotage at the sign of progress (e.g. I eat 1500 calories over the course of the whole day and before bed I binge eat just to ruin things) and thinking back this has been happening for a long time! When I was younger I would do well on a test, see a compliment at the bottom of my paper and self-sabotage, or if I was practising the piano and was praised I would immediately mess the next set of scales up... I am seeing progress with my goals about social skills and emotional eating but I feel like I am the person holding myself back! How do I keep moving up even though I seem to be subconsciously trying to bring myself down?