Another thing standing in my way is all kinds of mental clutter. This is twofold-trying to keep everything important in mind, and limiting beliefs about my life.
2 Kinds of Mental Clutter
For the keeping important things in mind, I’m starting to keep an agenda to keep track of these things. I love the idea of bullet journals, but right now that’s just another thing that I would get sidetracked with in trying to make it perfect. So for now I’m using a law of attraction planner that I found online.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
For the limiting beliefs, I’ve started working with a therapist and practicing CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). This is an extremely effective therapy technique that worked wonders for my social anxiety in the past.
For instance, one of the beliefs that is currently holding me back is that I’m not good enough to succeed at a new job. But if I look at my work history I can see that I’ve excelled at most jobs that I had.
Another belief is that I’m bad at interviews. I don’t have any evidence to the contrary, but this is a skill that can be learned, maybe I just need more practice.
I also worry that I’ll oversell myself and not be able to live up to my promises. I’m not sure where this concern comes from though, as I don’t think this has ever actually happened to me. I need to be aware of the risk of setting up self-fulfilling prophecies, and stop worrying about things before I have reason to.