Even though your intentions were so good.
You had everything mapped out, in place. You were ‘good to go’…. It worked for a while but then you hit a mental block?
You are not alone. Research shows the majority of us (a staggering 80%) don’t achieve our New Year’s goals.
Our Comfort Zone
It is fantastic to have worthwhile goals and that accompanying sense of excitement and achievement as we work towards them. In the process, we begin to step out of our comfort zone, our state of being that we have become accustomed to and interpret as ‘safe’ because we ‘survived’ and had our basic needs met.
Stepping out of this zone can feel threatening, even though, logically and on a practical level, we know the changes we have identified for ourselves such as managing our weight better, quitting smoking and reducing our alcohol intake, will benefit us and, most likely, increase our ability to perform well. Not to mention the increase in our happiness levels!
Anxiety or Excitement?
It is natural to experience some anxiety as we make changes. From a wider perspective this uncomfortable feeling could be reframed as excitement and anticipation as we embrace the new, face our fears and expand our comfort zone to include new thoughts and new ways of behaving. We will also be developing a wider range of skills that benefit us. If you feel scared at times, this is showing you that you are indeed changing! When learning new ways of thinking and being we will stumble at times… because we are learning. It would be great if our progress was linear and straight forward, but that expectation is unrealistic. Mistakes offer fertile ground for more learning, flexibility and compassion towards ourselves. Keeping a good, realistic perspective is so important and hypnotherapy can help you achieve this; encouraging you to develop a more positive mindset and ‘can do’ attitude.
You might be thinking; ‘well that’s easier said than done’. This is where confidence is crucial. To be confident in your ability to achieve your worthwhile goals. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you ‘walk the talk,’ taking practical steps towards making those goals happen. Your confidence levels will naturally increase as you keep a good perspective; being fully aware of your progress, however big or small. Hypnotherapy can make you much more receptive to change so that you can continue to move forward at a pace that is right for you.
Recognising that you might need some support and seeking it out is a step in the right direction. Discover your inner strengths and resources and become the more confident, happier, healthier you! Your real self.
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