New Year Resolutions
Ho! Ho! Ho! We’re now in the Festive Season, which for many of us means an increase in opportunities to ‘eat, drink & be merry!’. And although we know that this may result in the gain of a few, or more, extra pounds, we can try to put that to the back of our minds and decide to address that issue later…
Often that ‘later’ is the 1st of January: a bright shiny New Year Resolution to reduce our weight and we tell ourselves that this time we’ll definitely stick with the plan (Ha! Ha! Ha! – How many people have said that to themselves and found that, sadly, they’ve often ‘fallen off the wagon’ in January!). Studies & surveys have concluded that by February, as many as 80% of New Year Resolutions will have been abandoned!
So in order to support you in being able to adhere to your Resolutions, I’ve listed below some pitfalls to avoid:
Setting Unrealistic Resolutions
A resolution is about what you’d like to do, rather than what you ‘should’ do. If you’re not actually ‘enjoying’ the experience of your Resolution or getting the value from it, it’s going to be extremely difficult to stay the course. So how can you make it practicable and enjoyable?
Lack of Accountability
If you’re the only person that’s holding yourself accountable to your goals, then if or when you slip, it might be too difficult to find the right words of compassion and encouragement to pick yourself up again and get back on track. Working with a coach, mentor, accountability partner, friend or resolution buddy increases the likelihood of staying on track.
Lack of Planning
Great planning is always required for good implementation. What’s your ultimate goal? How long will it take you to realistically achieve it? How can you break this down into practical steps? What indicators will you set along the way? Taking the time to set these parameters will support you longterm.
No Tracking or Reviews
What gets measured, gets done! I previously mentioned setting indicators. Make the time and effort to stop and review your progress – what worked best? What didn’t? What could you do more of? What may need to change?
A majority of people fail to achieve their objectives because their ‘why’ is unclear. The ‘why’ is what motivates people to take action and achieve their goals. When you know your purpose it becomes easier to focus on where you’re going and what decisions are aligned with your goal and it makes you more committed and passionate about achieving it.
The future is usually a projection of the past – past failures affect our sense of self-belief. However, a belief is just a thought that we repeat over and over to ourselves until it becomes a belief. With this insight & self-awareness in mind, you can choose to practice positive affirmations to support you in your Resolution, knowing that with repetition, they’ll become new healthy beliefs that will support and encourage you!
Mindset is about owning a vision of what you intend to create in your life and living your life in accordance with it. I believe that it’s very important to build up a picture of how your life will be once you’ve achieved your Resolution:
- What will have changed?
- How will you feel about life?
- How will you react & respond to life?
- What will you tell yourself?
- How will you look?
- What will you do differently?
- How much fun will you be having?
Create answers to all these questions – write them down (you could even draw a picture!) and place what you’re written or drawn somewhere where you’ll regularly see it as this will help to turbo-boost your commitment, and also support you should you find yourself slipping!
Hypnosis is exceedingly effective in SUPER-FAST creating a positive mindset by reprogramming negative thoughts, beliefs & patterns that have been resulting in lack of success!!!!
So whether it’s weight management, managing anxiety, negative beliefs, confidence or something else, I can offer you Hypnotherapy & Coaching tools to enable you to:
- Change your self-talk – words & language are crucial in boosting a positive self-identity
- Live in your present, instead of re-living your past – past failures usually negatively affect our sense of believing in sustainable positive outcomes
- Replace that harsh Inner Critic, who is masquerading as being helpful, with the lovingly compassionate & supportive Inner Coach
- Raise your personal awareness & develop self-care strategies
- Consciously discover gratitude – it is a natural, powerful, healing tool that helps to people to refocus, re-charge and re-calibrate as well as much else.
If you would like more information or a free telephone consultation, then please do get in touch and call me on 44 (0)7593 082 349