How do your saboteurs (those annoying voices in our head) get in your way? - ExpatJoy

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How do your saboteurs (those annoying voices in our head) get in your way?

Here is one of my examples from this morning.
It snowed a lot last night.
So, when I woke up, I knew that by creating a snow-free path to my backyard, I would make my day a little happier and safer as well.
Yet, my victim saboteur was activated. That annoying voice in my head kept telling me that:
‘I am a tropical girl, and I don’t like the cold weather.’
Of course, the more I believed my victim saboteur’s story, the more I felt sorry for myself.
As with all saboteurs (the negative voices in our heads), the moment you became aware of their presence, you can weaken their power.
So, how did I get motivated to go outside? I changed my story!
Instead of a tropical woman feeling sorry for myself, I became the strong homemaker who can take care of her house, and do anything she desires.
Of course, the red winter jacked helped!
How do you change your saboteurs’ stories?
Xo, Sandra

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My name is Sandra Bissell.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to live as an expatriate for more than 2 decades.

Some of my passions are people, my family, good conversations, traveling, ethnic food, dancing and Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian-Martial-Art-Dance.

Originally from the countryside of São Paulo state, in Brazil, I have enjoyed life in Kanagawa and Aichi prefectures, in Japan, Boston and San Diego cities, in the United States, São Paulo, Brazil, as an expatriate in my own country, Zurich – Switzerland and most recently Stamford, Connecticut, back to the United States.

As you may guess, I feel the most comfortable within the international community.
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