How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Have you ever pondered the roots of limiting beliefs? They originate from diverse origins—cultural influences, media portrayals, echoes from childhood environments, and experiences during adolescence. Interestingly, these limiting beliefs often aren't inherent convictions about ourselves but rather external impositions.

As we grasp onto these beliefs, largely subconsciously, it's crucial to bring them to conscious awareness. These narratives constrain us, impeding our progress towards goals and dissuading us from embracing risks. Challenge yourself to dissect them, approaching with compassion and curiosity. Take a moment to grab a pen and paper, and document these inner voices—the limiting beliefs occupying mental space.

Identify the nagging doubts—whether about your intellect, creativity, or appearance—that have lingered, whether instilled by others or internalized over time. Write them down, liberating your mind from their grip. After compiling the list, indulge in activities that rejuvenate your spirit, whether it's communing with nature or basking in the company of loved ones—whatever brings genuine joy. Allow a day to pass before revisiting the list. Approach it with compassion, viewing those voices as vulnerable friends sharing their insecurities. Consider their concerns about creativity or industry success with understanding and empathy.

Listen to those inner dialogues with the tenderness you reserve for loved ones, recognizing that we often treat ourselves with harshness and criticism. As you approach your list with compassion, respond to those voices not with resistance, but with comforting words. When they claim you're not good enough, remind yourself of the progress you've made and your readiness for new challenges. Take time to acknowledge and hold space for these voices, reassuring them of your support and attentive ear.

Many of these voices are outdated or not truly yours. Release the burden of carrying them and embrace the authentic, capable you—the entirety of who you are, inherently worthy and deserving.

Written and filmed by Melanie Whitney, for Drowsy Sleep Co. 2022

Instagram @melaniewhitney_

See the others in the series here.

1. How To Manifest the Life You Want to live

2. The Language of Choice

3. How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

4. Creating Your "To Be" List


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