Slipping on the Bargaining Banana Peel – How Bargaining Sabotages Your Attempts to Reach Goals

As a psychotherapist, I work with a lot of people who have a specific goal to reach. It may be to create a new and healthier diet, quit smoking, or to maintain a substance abuse free lifestyle to name a few. Entering into the mental dialogue of bargaining always leads to the goal not being reached; the Ego is ripped apart again, as a tirade of self-loathing remarks regarding one’s failed attempt at change echo from ear to ear. In this article, we will take a look at ways to tame Bargaining and to increase your chances of manifesting the life changes that you seek.

We learn the concept of bargaining early on in life from our parents. A common parenting technique to get children to do something is to bargain with them. Most of us have heard phrases like “You can have a piece of pie if you eat … Read More

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