How to Build Good Habits in the New Year
Do you have a few bad habits, like smoking or over-eating, that you simply haven’t been able to stop, no matter how you try to motivate yourself?
The start of a new year is always a wonderful time to attempt to change the things we don’t like about ourselves. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are not always effective, and rarely sustain for as long as we’d like them to.
This year, instead of focusing on breaking bad habits, I would like to help you build good ones, and replace the need to resort to such destructive behaviors as overeating or smoking in the first place.
Motivation through Positive Reinforcement
If you are like most people, chances are you want to achieve one of the three most common New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, quit smoking, become motivated to achieve a goal…or all of the above.
When it comes to building good habits (such as exercising and eating healthy) and breaking bad habits (like stopping smoking), we can be motivated either through positive or negative reinforcement.
Positive reinforcement refers to the feeling of accomplishment that comes from doing the things you want to be doing, while negative reinforcement comes from the guilt you feel for not doing them.
However, studies have shown that feeling good about your progress is a much more effective motivator than guilt. In fact, negative reinforcement and self-doubt are often the reasons people give up on their New Year’s resolutions. When we feel like we are failing, the easiest thing to do is to stop making the effort to try.
It is far more beneficial to instead focus on positive reinforcement by celebrating your progress, and rewarding yourself for reaching milestones. Patting yourself on the back for taking a step in the right direction—even a small one—is far more effective than beating yourself up for not being good enough.
Positive Thinking Through Hypnosis
Maybe you are not a very positive person, or perhaps you are very hard on yourself. Through hypnosis, you can learn how to build good habits using the power of positive thinking, and here is how it works: As a hypnotist, I bypass the part of your conscious mind that says you can’t succeed or worries that you are already failing, and instead I speak directly to your subconscious mind. By suggesting positive ideas, I help my clients adopt a better mindset from the inside out.
Even if you are the type of person who tends to zero-in on the negative, hypnosis can help change your focus to the “positive”, and help make it easier for you to maintain those healthy habits you have been wanting to build for so long.
So, let 2019 be the year that brings you success in achieving your New Year’s resolutions, and making sure they stick for the rest of your life!
I would like to invite you to call us at (647) 210-8842 for a free screening, so you can discover what hypnosis will do for you, and help you learn how to build good habits.
Have a very Happy New Year!