Are limiting beliefs holding you back?
The answer is most likely yes as most of us create reasons why we can’t have what we desire.
These are called limiting beliefs.
A limiting belief is a false idea that one acquires from making a conclusion about something in life. It can be taught by parents, learned through life experiences, or imprinted through media and societal influences. The stronger the belief, the more it feels unshakeable and the more evidence your will find to support it’s truth.
It’s limited thinking that stops you from achieving things that ARE within your reach.
Limiting beliefs stand in the way of all that you can have, do and be. They stop you from losing weight, building strength, feeling attractive, vibrant, confident, etc.
What Do Limiting Beliefs Sound Like?
- “I know I’ll never be able to have a body like that…”
- “I am not ______ enough…”
- “I don’t have the time or money to ______…”
- “I am naturally big boned so there’s only so much I can do…”
- “I am an emotional eater and can’t change that…”
- “I can’t do ______ because of ______…”
- “I’ve just accepted that ______…”
If you are relating to some of the statements above, don’t feel bad. The first step to change is always awareness. Now that you are aware of these limiting thoughts, you can decide if you want to take action.
You don’t have to believe every thought you think.
What could happen if you shifted your beliefs to align with your goals? Imagine the difference in how you would feel.
If you’re ready to release your limiting beliefs, grab a notebook and dedicate your time to the exercise below.
5 Steps To Detox From Limiting Beliefs
① Identify your limiting belief
Make a list of the items that you complain about regarding your health. What makes you frustrated daily? What topics do you negatively speak about?
② Ask yourself, Why do I believe this
Think about what this belief means to you and how you could’ve acquired it in the first place. Maybe you feel you will always be overweight because it was something your mother talked about.
③ Describe how it makes you feel
Is the frustration, self-hate, and sadness benefiting you in any way? Most likely not! So take a stand to not feel that way.
④ Ask if it is absolutely true
Do you have scientific 100% evidence that your belief is true or could it be something you’ve just accepted as the truth? If you previously believed all workouts are difficult and not fun, think about if that is actually true. You see other people having fun and working out, so maybe this belief is not valid. Perhaps you’ve just yet to find a workout that excites you.
⑤ Establish a new ’empowering belief’
Now adopt and cultivate the new belief that you have just arrived at. State it. Declare it as your new belief. Instead of “I have a low metabolism and struggle to lose weight” state, “I have the dedication to fuel my body with healthy foods which will lead to easy and effortless weight loss.”
Once you have an empowering belief, repeat it daily. Write it on post its and tape it around your house and work area. Smile when you read it. Feel good as you speak it outloud. And know you are working to repair the negative and incorrect beliefs that were previously holding you back.
Detoxing your mind from limiting beliefs opens you up to so much possibility!
Still struggling to change your beliefs? That’s normal!
A deep rooted belief often requires determination and dedication to release.
Don’t be afraid to seek support.
As your mindset coach, I will never allow you to buy into the old stories that you’ve continued to tell. The stories that say you can’t have it, that it has to be hard, that you’re not good enough, that change is scary, that <insert limiting belief> is true.
Reach out to schedule a Free Initial Consult with me to learn more or if you’re a current client, let’s talk this through on our next session.