This week's conversation for Episode 54 digs deep into self-sabotage. We dig deep into Jacqueline's own experiences with self-sabotage and how she is working on overcoming these difficult situations. We talk about a few examples where Jacqueline found herself in a situation where she very easily could have wreaked havoc on her progress by continuing to go against her best judgment. Jacqueline shares 3 tips that she has learned from her therapist and has implemented into her everyday life with some success. The first tip is to admit and be aware that you are self-sabotaging. When you are aware that you are doing this type of behavior you can work on stopping it or mitigating how long it lasts. Tip number 2 is to make small changes that are sustainable and can help you reach a larger goal. These smaller bites are easier to follow and do continuously. It is much easier to eat a cake in slices or bites rather than trying to eat the entire cake at one time. The third tip is to challenge or test yourself. After you have the first two steps down and you feel comfortable where you are it's time to put some of those changes into practice and see how you respond. It will be difficult and it may feel like you are failing but that is the place you need to be for growth and learning. When we create these situations for ourselves it is much easier to recover rather than trying to go through these experiences out of necessity in "real" life. Try not tracking something at home on a weekend and see how you respond. Try eating something "off" plan and see how you respond. It's much is easier to recover from these situations when you are controlling them not because you are out of town and there is nothing that you can do to fix or control the situation. We hope that this conversation about Jacqueline's experiences can help you if you are on a similar journey.
Thanks for listening, and remember It's Never Too Late to Fly!
Jacqueline has an incredible journey to share. She found herself weighing over 500 pounds followed by losing more than 300 pounds. She has also gone through several skin removal surgeries. Jacqueline started sharing her Journey in 2016 and has yet to look back. She is has had her story shared with many national and international media outlets. She is looking forward to the podcast being a place where she can spread her words of encouragement as well as share some of the details that have gotten her to where she is today.
For more information about Jacqueline check out the links below.
YouTube: Jacqueline's Journey
Technology and Sports have always been some of Kevin's biggest interests. His passion for technology led to him helping Jacqueline with producing the content for her blog, social media, and YouTube. After being a long-time podcast listener he decided it was time for the two of them to co-host a podcast to dive deeper into the topics and content that she was already sharing. Kevin had a front-row seat to Jacqueline's Journey which gives him a unique perspective and insight that he is looking forward to sharing on the podcast.