Are limiting beliefs holding you back?

woman standing on road

Have you heard this phrase going around lately? I’ve heard a lot of Self-Development gurus talking about it and it piqued my interest. There is so much depth in this topic. We can all benefit from learning our own limiting beliefs and how to re-direct our thoughts around them.

Limiting beliefs are those beliefs that constrain us in some way. Just by believing them, whether subconscious or conscious, we prevent ourselves from living a life we truly desire. 

Sometimes these beliefs are about ourselves and what we think we can or cannot do. Have you ever stopped to listen to the conversation in your head? Are you constantly battling your own thoughts back and forth? You start to do something, then think “wait, I don’t know how to do that. I’ll look dumb.” You start to say hello to someone, but stop and think “no, they might think I’m stupid or creepy for talking to them.” Or you start to put on an outfit and tell yourself you’re too curvy, too tall or too lame to wear that. You want to write a book but think who are you to write a book, you don’t know how to write!

All of these are examples of thoughts you may have around Limiting Beliefs about yourself. You may also have thoughts with Limiting Beliefs about others and how they are perceiving you. Here are some of top Limiting Beliefs common among mothers:

I’m not enough.
I’m a bad mom.
My kids deserve better.
I don’t deserve it.
I don’t have time.
People think I’m a bad mother.
I’m not good at playing with my kids.
What I want doesn’t matter anymore.
I don’t know enough about parenting.
That other mom does it better.
I’m too old.
I’m too young.
I’m too ugly now.
My body is ruined.
I don’t have the money.

mother and daughter on grass

Do any of those sound familiar? Mama, I’m here to remind you that the only one creating your reality is YOU. The only one telling yourself those things is YOU. And the ONLY ONE that believes those things…is YOU! If you have power over yourself – the power to dictate what you do, what you say, where you go, how you act…then why don’t you have control over what you THINK?

Well, it’s easier said than done. The biggest thing you can do for yourself is to work on how you think. About everything! What goes on in your mind is more habitual than anything. You have to start by breaking those bad habits. Pick a topic you want to work on in your life – something you have a limiting belief on about yourself. Start purposely re-training your mind on how to think about that topic. Your mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and what you think is reality – so you can start creating the reality you want by changing your thoughts – one at a time. Make a conscious effort this week to re-direct when you hear those limiting beliefs start coming up. You don’t think like that anymore.

You ARE worthy, Mama. 

<3, MA

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