I recently watched this talk by Dr. Gay Hendricks, in which he talks about relationships and how we upper limit ourselves. I am loving this because half of my perceived stress or bad moods are directly due to this.
He begins describing this phenomenon at around 18 min 45 sec. Basically we all have an upper thermostat setting as to how good we can feel and when we hit that limit we do something to mess it up and prevent us from going any further. This article, Overcome your Upper Limits, is pretty much the same info as the video, only it is written out. (not transcripts)
As I am growing and becoming successful, I am finding myself hitting upper limits these more and more often. Sometimes I gently bump them and others are more of a serious collision. It is really self-sabotage if you are aren't careful. It is similar to why people who win the lottery almost always end up broke very soon after they win, their upper limit for income is set and unless they really work through it, the universe will help them get back down to where subconsciously they think they should be.
am so grateful to be aware of this, because now that I can see it, I can start to raise my thermostat. Watch this short 3 min video below to see how easy it is to start.
My main symptoms of Upper Limiting myself are anger, anxiety and worry. When things are going great, I will find something to worry about which leads to feeling insecure and overwhelmed and almost always leads to anger. Throughout this "Upper Limit Thermostat Adjusting" I am using a combination of Console, Peace and Forgive Emotional Aromatherapy CPTG Oils to help with feelings of anxiety, worry and anger. All the while I am being honest with myself and choosing which thoughts to think to assist in my adjusting.
Marie Forleo, wrote a great blog post about Upper Limits and some awesome tips to help change your thermostat.
About this blog
After almost 2 years of deep depression and grief I am on the road to Wellness. This is a journey that has no end, yet I reach my goal of wellness everyday. Feeling joy and happiness no matter what the circumstance or situation I am in, is my goal! In this blog I share my struggles, experiences and solutions as I make this choice to live well!