I feel like a crab in a crab pot of life. I am so ready to leave behind limiting beliefs, negative thought patterns, and my self sabotaging behaviours.
I know that I fall into negative thought patterns, I focus on the things that my husband is not doing and lamenting in my mind how I do the heavier share of child care even though I also work full time.
I eat too much sugar. It is my reward when I’m tired, when I need to feel nurtured, and when I want a boost.
I focus on losing the last 10 pounds.
Deep inside I want to feel seen, loved, and appreciated and it often comes out as needy or I go into self-martyre mode and loop eventually into anger.
I have worked on feeling worthy. And I do. I do believe I’m worthy of love. I’m not perfect. I’m ok with my ability to have dance parties with the kids, to get some good meals on the table (not always but enough), to be a great instructor at work, and to be really settling into who I am.
But where I get dragged back down into the crab pot is with relationships. I feel like I’m in a pattern of not being seen. It started with my family and two other relationships before being married. I can’t really expect to be seen if I don’t show who I am to the other person which I really struggled with in my 20’s and 30’s. I’ve really worked at discovering who I am and being ok with it! I want to live more in the being of me. Hmm, that doesn’t seem to make sense but is the raw truth.
Some of my seemingly sabotaging behaviours are really just coping mechanisms for not feeling seen. And that’s where my work is. I need to be work on my self compassion and take the focus away from the external need for validation and truly give that to myself.
My hope is to break the patterns that keep repeating and really this is my journey as a soul finding their way, making their way to meaning in this life.