Are You In An Unhealthy Relationship . . . With Yourself?
I recently read a very good LinkedIn post by Mareo McCracken, This is Why You Are Sabotaging Relationships (+ 8 Actionable Ideas to Build Incredible Ones). He wrote about the issue of sabotaging relationships as relates to success (or failure) in business. It stood out for me because of two words: SABOTAGING and RELATIONSHIPS.
I talk to clients daily about sabotage and their relationships . . . because those are two components of why people gain weight, why they chose not to do anything about it and/or how they battle with it. I talk to them about the need to recognize those in their lives (so-called friends, spouses, co-workers, etc.) who intentionally try to sabotage their (and sometimes medically necessary) weight-loss efforts at every turn. I also talk to them about the need to own up to their own habits of self-sabotage which prevent them from achieving the very thing they want most: to lose weight and be healthy.
When it comes to the relationships part of our discussions, I focus on the most important relationship of all: the one they have with themselves! Those trying to overcome/conquer an addiction or break a bad habit or just get out of a bad, unhealthy situation (i.e., a human rela