“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin
We are only a few weeks into the New Year but could it be that your resolutions are already losing steam? If so, you are not alone. The unfortunate truth is that most resolutions taper off by the end of January, and by February the majority have failed.
Why are New Year’s resolutions so popular, yet so often unsuccessful? One reason is procrastination.
When the first day of a new year comes around, we have every reason to stop procrastinating and take immediate action. When a new year begins, we have the chance to turn over a new leaf, start fresh, and of course, we want to jump on that opportunity!
However, when the holiday season and exciting start of a brand-new year fade into mundane everyday life, we can be unbelievably quick to fall back into old habits.
And one of the worst habits to fall back into is procrastinating getting things done, working on a new goal, stopping a habit, etc.
1. Overcoming Procrastination with Positive Thinking
If you are a procrastinator, the first step to overcoming this behavior is changing your mindset.
There are many ways that we self-sabotage and procrastination is one of the biggest. Another equally calamitous one is holding onto negative beliefs about ourselves.
This is yet another reason why new year’s resolutions often fail: we don’t believe that we are good enough to succeed. On top of that, we can’t forgive ourselves when we make a mistake. Because of this, we ultimately give up completely.
This is why we need to rephrase our internal dialogue and learn how to adopt a positive mindset―and this is something hypnosis can help you achieve.
2. Making a Plan to Achieve Your Goals
If you have been procrastinating on the big goals you would like to achieve in life, you can still use this time at the start of the new year to make a change, and make things happen. You can use the power of positive thinking to stop sabotaging yourself with procrastination.
January is the first of twelve months you will get this year. Ask yourself one simple question: What do you want to have accomplished by the end of 2019?
Now, let’s talk about how to achieve your goals. Start by breaking it down into milestones such as “what part of your goal can you achieve by the first quarter?”, “how about halfway through the year?”, etc. For instance, if you want to lose 60 pounds this year, you’ll want to drop 15 by the end of March. That means losing just over a pound a week. Setting such highly achievable and measurable goals makes success all the more likely.
Next, pull out your calendar and start marking up what should be done when, so you’ll have no more excuses to procrastinate.
3. Finding Success
Ultimately, in order to find success in achieving your goals, you will need to combine having the right mindset with making a solid plan.
Hypnosis can help you rephrase your internal dialogue and adopt a positive mindset so that you can stick with your plan and get your goals.
Why not give hypnosis a try? I offer a free screening to determine whether hypnosis will be right for you. Don’t procrastinate any longer—call (647) 210-8842 right now, and get started on achieving your goal!