Release What’s Holding You Back

This article articulates the ways that trauma can hold you back and keep you from achieving your goals. It also talks about ways to help let go of what is holding you back.

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It is impossible to foresee what life will throw at you. And, no matter how loved or successful you might be, a minor trauma, a toxic relationship, or a mental health issue can cause you to lose self-confidence and motivation. This, in turn, can represent the main hurdle standing between you and your life goals. 

But there are many strategies you can implement to finally release what is holding you back and build a happier, more confident, and more successful version of yourself. Unsure where to start? Find inspiration below - or book your free discovery call with specialized mental health coach Dr Christine Sauer.

Practice Self-Love and Learn To Prioritize Yourself

When you get trapped in the vortex that everyday life often is, it can be difficult to reemerge and understand what priorities in life are. That is why many of us end up living and operating in the function of spouses, children, parents, colleagues, or siblings. 

However, your own worth is unparalleled, and it is time to put yourself first. Doing so allows you to start rebuilding your daily life around your new priorities and help others with a much better attitude. 

When it comes down to practising self-love, there are plenty of ways to do so. You might consider journaling, taking an hour to relax a day, signing up for a new course, or practising meditation. It’s your choice!

Learn New Skills and Regain Your Confidence

Learning new skills can help you rebuild self-confidence, which is an essential trait to work towards professional and personal success. But what skills to learn? It truly doesn’t matter! You might consider learning a new language, taking on a sport, or starting your own vegetable garden. 

What’s more, don’t forget that learning is a very social activity and you’ll soon find yourself surrounded by like-minded people!

Stick To Your Long-Term and Short-Term Plans

Like is made of milestones and achievements - but sometimes it can be hard to see what is the path to a certain goal. If this is what is standing between you and your dream life, make a plan! A long-term plan made of smaller, more easily achievable milestones can help you create a clear pathway to follow. 

Once the plan is crafted, all you’ll need to do is follow through with it. And, after achieving the first few milestones, the process will become so rewarding that you won’t even think about taking a break! 

Create a Positive Social and Physical Environment

Our physical and social environment influences every aspect of our lives. If you are surrounded by negative, aggressive, or toxic people, you will struggle to see the opportunities in front of you. 

If you are looking to change your entire lifestyle but don’t know how you should start by changing your circle of friends. Doing so can help you meet new people with new ideas and new viewpoints that can encourage you to become an even better version of yourself. 

Choose Counseling With a Specialized Mental Health Coach

The tips above can help you start building a happier, more confident version of yourself. But don’t forget that some mental health issues and past traumas are extremely hard to overcome without the help of a specialized professional. If you are looking to find guidance and depression counselling, book your free call with Dr Christine Sauer today.

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About the author

Dr. Christine Sauer

Dr. Christine Sauer is a German-trained physician and naturopath, a Certified Brain Health Professional and Brain Trainer (Dr. Daniel Amen MD) as well as a gastrointestinal disease specialist, working as a Holistic Health & Life Coach and Educator.
Her own struggles with chronic pain, weight loss, and mental health
issues have led her to dedicate her life to improving the overall health, gut health and the brain/mental health of others and enabling them to drop unwanted pounds, improve their parenting skills, overcome ADHD (develop laser-focus) and even grow their business - all with natural means, using strategies based in neuroscience combined with her own quirkiness, sense of humor, common-sense, love and care.
She wrote #1 bestselling books, speaks on stages (incl. a TEDx Talk) and lectures on these topics. She also coaches individuals, groups, and families. and teaches teenager on ourschool. As “The Doctor Who Knows How You Feel” she is known to make a lasting impression and positive difference in the lives of her clients, friends and followers. Main website:

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