Overcoming Obstacles: What Am I Allowing to Hold Me Back?

Welcome back to Making Everyday Magic! Today, let’s dive into a topic that’s been on my mind lately: What am I allowing to hold me back? As a homeschooling mom navigating through the seventh year of our homeschooling journey, it’s crucial to reflect on the obstacles that hinder our progress and personal growth.


What Am I Allowing To Hold Me Back


Identifying Limiting Beliefs

One phrase that keeps resonating with me is, “What are you allowing to hold you back?” It’s a powerful shift from focusing on external circumstances to examining our internal barriers. Whether it’s personal, professional, or homeschool-related, it’s essential to identify the limiting beliefs that hinder our success.


Struggles with Perfectionism

One common obstacle I face is the pursuit of perfection. Often, I find myself procrastinating or hesitating to start a task because I fear it won’t meet my high standards. However, I’ve realized that perfectionism only leads to inaction. Instead, I’m learning to embrace progress over perfection and take small steps towards my goals.


Reluctance to Delegate

As mothers and caregivers, we often feel the need to control every aspect of our lives. However, this reluctance to delegate tasks can be a significant barrier to our productivity. By learning to share the burden with others in our household and outsourcing where necessary, we can free up time and energy for more fulfilling pursuits. Even, and especially, when others will not perform the task the same way that we would!


What Am I Allowing To Hold Me Back


Comparison and Social Media

In today’s digital age, it’s easy to fall into the trap of comparison, especially on social media. Constantly comparing ourselves to others can lead to feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. Instead of focusing on external validation, I’m learning to cultivate self-awareness and celebrate my unique journey.


Taking Action

Once we’ve identified the obstacles holding us back, it’s time to take action. Whether it’s implementing new habits, seeking support, or reevaluating our priorities, there are steps we can take to overcome these challenges.


Embracing Imperfection

Rather than striving for perfection, I’m learning to embrace imperfection and progress. By taking imperfect action and learning from my mistakes, I can move forward with confidence and resilience.


Outsourcing and Sharing Responsibilities

I’m also challenging myself to delegate tasks and share responsibilities with my family. Whether it’s household chores, homeschooling duties, or self-care activities, I’m recognizing the value of collaboration and support in achieving my goals.


What Am I Allowing To Hold Me Back


Cultivating Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is key to overcoming obstacles and unlocking our full potential. By regularly reflecting on my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, I can identify patterns and make informed decisions that align with my values and aspirations.


As we navigate through life’s challenges and opportunities, it’s essential to ask ourselves, “What am I allowing to hold me back?” By confronting our limiting beliefs, embracing imperfection, and taking intentional action, we can overcome obstacles and create a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.

I invite you to join me on this journey of self-discovery and growth. Share your insights and experiences in the comments below or connect with me on Instagram. Together, let’s empower each other to break free from the barriers that hold us back and embrace our full potential. Be sure to subscribe for our monthly newsletter sharing more of our journey.

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