It’s a new year and time for a new start, or so we thought on New Year’s Eve. We were determined to put the holidays and the past behind us and become that person we believe we should be. So, break out the resolutions. This is the year I will lose weight! This is the year I will become more financially stable. This is the year I quit smoking. Now, half way into the first month, we are over eating, over spending and still smoking once again. If that is you, don’t fret, you are a part of the 40% of people who bothered to make a resolution and subsequently were unable to keep it. There is hope still to make those changes, don’t give up.

One of the reasons we tend to fail at resolutions is that we try to make too many changes at once, without really defining what they are. Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time. Thus, replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones requires time. Don’t get overwhelmed and think that you have to reassess everything in your life. Instead, work toward changing one thing at a time. Break that goal down as well, into smaller more manageable actions. If, for example, your aim is to exercise more frequently, schedule three or four days a week at the gym instead of seven.

Be sure to notice the changes you have made. All too often we focus on what we haven’t done, instead of what we have. When I ask my clients how they have done since a previous session, often the response is all about what they haven’t done. I have to stop them and remind them, “what was the question?”  It is then that they will begin to see all the changes that have occurred. Once aware of those changes, we can build upon that success with more successes. Reward yourself for each small step along the journey to success. Find a healthy way to feel good about those changes.

 Support is vital to keep resolutions

People who are successful in keeping their resolutions have a support system. They also have accountability built into that system. This means that they can get feedback along the way and motivation to continue when things become a challenge. There will be challenges. Just remember it is those very challenges that we overcome that make reaching our goals so much sweeter.

The power of the subconscious mind in achieving goals is undeniable.  It is in the subconscious that emotions and habits are stored. Therefore, we need to get our subconscious mind on board with our goals. I have met far too many dieters who lose weight only to gain it back and more, to believe that it is as easy as just counting calories, fat grams, carbs or whatever. If it were only logic and willpower that was required to quit smoking, there would be no tobacco industry. No, it is the junk in our head that puts the extra weight on. It is our monkey mind that keeps us spending beyond our means.

Working with hypnosis helps you get back into your right mind. Having a dedicated hypnotherapist who will work with you gives you the added accountability and feedback you deserve. In those sessions, you can review your plan, see what is working and assess if further changes are needed. Those times when you derail yourself, the hypnosis professional will have a plan to help you get back on track in no time.

This year, why not give yourself the gift of achievement? Call and make an investment in yourself. After all, aren’t you worth it?

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