An empowering guide to overcoming self-defeating behaviors
I can’t believe I just did that!
Why does this always happen to me?
I really should stop myself from . . .
Sound familiar? Whether we’re aware of it or not, most of us are guilty of self-sabotage. These behaviors can manifest in seemingly innocuous ways, but if left unchecked can create stress and cause problems in all areas of your life.
In The Healthy Mind Toolkit, Dr. Alice Boyes provides easy, practical solutions that will help you identify how you’re holding yourself back and how to reverse your self-sabotaging behaviors. Blending scientific research with techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, this engaging book will take you through the steps to address this overarching problem, including how to:
- Identify the specific ways you're hurting your success in all aspects of your life
- Capitalize on the positive aspects of your extreme traits instead of the negatives
- Find creative solutions to curb your self-defeating patterns
- Practice self-care as a problem-solving strategy
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About the Author
Alice Boyes, PhD, is a former clinical psychologist turned writer and is the author of The Anxiety Toolkit. She is a popular blogger for Psychology Today, where her articles have more than ten million views, and she contributes to various magazines and blogs. Her research has been published by The American Psychological Association.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Understanding Self-Sabotage and Why We Do It
Chapter 1 How to Use This Book 3
Chapter 2 Diagnosing Your Self-Sabotaging Patterns 19
Chapter 3 The Reasons People Stay Stuck in Self-Sabotaging Habits 37
Part 2 Foundational Strategies to Recognize and Reduce Your Self-Defeating Behaviors
Chapter 4 Pleasure and Self-Care 57
Chapter 5 Hidden Drains on Your Time and Energy 80
Chapter 6 Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination and Avoidance 101
Part 3 Thinking Blind Spots
Chapter 7 Spotting Thinking Errors-Part I 119
Chapter 8 Spotting Thinking Errors-Part II 138
Part 4 Relationships
Chapter 9 Solving Sabotaging Patterns in Romantic Relationships 155
Chapter 10 How Decoding Attachment Styles Can Help You Understand Yourself, Your Partner, and Other People 169
Chapter 11 Friendships, Work Relationships, and Attachment Style 190
Part 5 Work and Money
Chapter 12 Self-Sabotage at Work 203
Chapter 13 Sabotaging Patterns Related to Money 223