Whether we like it or not, this year is fast drawing to a close, and with the festive season on the horizon, New Year’s Eve is fast approaching. At the start of a new year comes the inevitable and universal practice of making aspirational but ultimately unsustainable promises to oneself.
It’s a fact that only a few of us can successfully implement and maintain our new habits beyond the first month of the new year. What if I told you that undergoing hypnotherapy in Johannesburg is one of the best ways to ensure your new year’s resolutions are set, met and exceeded?
Why Can’t We Stick To Our New Year’s Resolutions?
Some of us will make the conscious decision to improve our health by engaging in regular exercise and cutting down on calories, and at first, we may be quite motivated to do so. The same is true with giving up alcohol, nicotine, or other unhealthy habits. Why, then, can’t we seem to stick to our new year’s resolutions?
Humans are creatures of habit, and when faced with a challenge, we often resort to the same strategies we’ve always used to deal with stress. We frequently set ourselves up for failure by telling ourselves that a single drink, cigarette, or bite of chocolate cake won’t make a difference.
If we try to lose weight by eating better and exercising more but don’t see any changes immediately, we might feel tempted to give up and revert to our old habits out of frustration. However, things need not be this way. It is possible to reach these goals, and many do succeed. It comes with the realisation that the drive, dedication, and commitment to change your life for the better exists within you.
How Can Hypnotherapy Help?
To make profound and long-lasting changes to one’s way of thinking, hypnosis involves planting positive thoughts and suggestions deep inside the patient’s subconscious. With hypnotherapy, the old negative patterns are dissolved, and new systems and solutions are introduced. If you alter your way of thinking, you can alter your set of beliefs, anxieties, impulses, habits, and everything else that stands in the way of reaching your goals.
It’s not something you sit back and let happen. By sharing your aspirations and the challenges you’ve faced in the past, you’re taking an active role in the process. Whatever you want to accomplish, it should be something you feel passionate about. Hypnotherapy is ineffective if you seek to conform to other people’s expectations. All of this depends on you, your input, your agreement, and your collaboration.
In a peaceful state of mind, new ideas can transcend the subconscious and alter long-held worldviews and thinking patterns. For example, if you often tell yourself, “Healthy eating is boring” or “Exercise is too much effort”, your subconscious will find a way to reassert and replicate those unpleasant experiences for you. The subconscious will keep whatever it has accepted as true unless it is challenged with new information.
Anything that makes its way into the subconscious will stay there until it is replaced. There will be greater pushback against alteration the longer it has been in place. Your old, unproductive thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs will be replaced with new, helpful ones during hypnotherapy, which will eventually emerge as the dominant thoughts and behaviours.
Get A Head Start On Your New Year’s Resolutions
Most people’s goals for the coming year centre on the following lines of thinking:
- Getting in shape and losing weight
- Improving organizational skills
- Reducing expenses and saving money
- Embracing more creativity and adventure
- Quitting drinking, smoking, or other bad habits
- Managing time better
- Managing stress better
- Overcoming fears and phobias
- Improving communication in a relationship
- Making time to spend with family
Hypnotherapy will assist in altering your mind’s underlying resistance and refocus your attention on the desired outcomes. Keep in mind that you will succeed if your objectives are achievable and you have a strong motivation to achieve them.
If you’re looking to get a head start on setting achievable, realistic, and sustainable goals in the new year, book an appointment for hypnotherapy in Johannesburg.