What are limiting beliefs?
Limiting beliefs are thoughts you have about yourself which you believe are true. These beliefs are surrounded by negative energy. They hold you back from moving forward, growing and living to your highest potential. These beliefs can hold you back from pursuing a relationship, friendship, dream career and becoming the women you have always dreamt of. These beliefs are not true, they are beliefs you have created in your mind.
Below are some popular limiting beliefs among women and a more positive reframe.
|I can’t do it.
|I can do it.
|I can’t run 2km.
|I am challenged running 2km.
|All the good ones are taken.
|They are plenty of good ones in the world.
|I am not enough.
|I am enough.
|I hate my body.
|I love my body.
How do we identify our limiting beliefs?
Being self aware and conscious of the thoughts that are in your mind. There are a variety of ways to become more self aware and conscious, some of these are; meditation, yoga, journaling, practising gratitude, detaching from your phone, just sit and be, tune into your body, feel your feelings and most importantly live in the present moment. Find what works best for you.
Below is the process I have used to reframe my limiting beliefs, it is simple, effective and you can add your own personalised touch to it.
Step 1: Become aware of your limiting belief – practising being more present and conscious.
Step 2: Unpack your limiting belief – Why do I believe this? How does this make me feel? Is there any truth to this belief? If you do feel there is some truth to your belief, what changes can you make?
Step 3: Reframe your limiting belief.
Step 4: When this limiting belief comes up, STOP and say your reframe.
Step 5: Attach an emotion to your reframe.
Step 6: Practise, it takes time, your limiting belief won’t disappear overnight, when you do the work, it works!
Step 1: Awareness – I hate my body
Step 2: Unpack – I hate my body because its not strong and beautiful. I feel ugly. No this belief isn’t true, my body is strong, it is beautiful, I am not ugly. I am me. I am strong, sexy and full of beauty. If I did feel my body isn’t strong, I could workout more, eat nourishing foods, wear clothes I feel sexy in and surround myself with other positive women. Make changes so the belief isn’t true.
Step 3: Reframe – I love my body
Step 4: Stop, repeat reframe – I LOVE MY BODY, I LOVE MY BODY, I LOVE MY BODY (say it with certainty from your heart)
Step 5: Emotions – Love, happiness, gratitude (really feel into the feelings)
Step 6: PRACTISE
Once you have had some practise at your reframes, I suggest making them even more descriptive and positive.
I hate my body.
I love my body.
I am in love with my body, it is beautiful, sexy, strong and it is mine.
Reframing your limiting beliefs is not only key to a more positive mindset, it is key to manifesting your dreams and big vision for your life.
I have included a free pdf template for you to download and step through the reframing process.
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