Limiting beliefs are stories and/or thoughts we have about ourselves that limit our growth. Your beliefs are a lens through which you experience life, and if the belief is negative then you’ll view the world as negative. This can hold you back from becoming the person you truly want to become. For example, imagine if you feel you’re NOT good enough at anything or specifically “not funny enough” then your brain will automatically start to look for evidence to support this claim. However, if you feel that your amazing and can conquer anything, then you’ll mind will look for positive reinforcement instead.
Learning to control my limiting beliefs has been one of the most effective techniques in managing bipolar. I believe it’s mind over matter and it’s not the event itself, but the way you interpret it which attracts the negativity. For example, let’s say two different people find themselves in the same situation…right? The outcome will depend on the way each interprets the situation. One might view it as a positive learning experience while the other as a life changing event which spirals their life out of control. So, it’s in your belief or the story you tell yourself about what happened which determines the outcome. Anyways,
The strategy I’ll be going over has helped me control my trigger points and grow over time. It did take some time to learn what my limiting beliefs are and control them from taking my mind over.