Let’s talk about forming new habits. We all have times in our lives where we intentionally want to change our behavior for the better and create new habits for ourselves. This could be getting in the habit of eating healthier and drinking more water. Or it could be moving more and taking the dog for a daily walk. Or it could be work related, or spiritual, or… There are so many areas in our lives that could be improved and made easier if we created new habits.
Getting into the habit of doing something is often easier said than done. We seem to acquire bad habits without any effort, but getting into a “good” habit can be a little more challenging.
Let’s break it down into a three step process that makes it easy to follow until we’ve internalized the new behavior and made it a true habit – something we do automatically without having to think about, like brushing our teeth.
Step One: Goal Setting
When you set clear goals, it’s more likely that you will achieve those goals. The first step is to decide what you want that new habit to be. Be as specific as possible. Don’t just tell yourself you want to exercise more. Make it clear and actionable. You say something like “I will go for a 30 minute walk every single day and feel great”.
Step Two: Set A Support Reminder
The first few days should be smooth sailing. You’re motivated and excited to get this done. Sticking to your new habit isn’t an issue. But a few days in you’ll notice that it’s easy to slip back into old habits. Maybe it’s raining and you don’t really want to go out and walk. Or maybe your day just gets away from you. This is when a daily reminder can help. Set an alert on your phone or add the new habit to your daily to-do list for a while.
Step Three: Add It to Your Routine Until It Becomes A Habit
It takes some time before a new behavior becomes a true habit. Until then, a routine will work to your best advantage. Even before the new behavior becomes automatic, a routine will help you get it done without having to spend a lot of willpower or relying on daily reminders. You can make that daily walk part of your after dinner routine. If you aren’t seeing results, then maybe you will want to try hypnosis.
How Hypnosis Can Help
Sometimes we just need a little extra help with our new habit. Perhaps you are trying to become a non-smoker and find it rather challenging. Or maybe you are trying to exercise regularly but drop off before you see the results you were looking for. This isn’t just about self-discipline or willpower. Our subconscious mind has stored a lot of behavior patterns. If you find that goal setting isn’t enough for you, then you must communication your goals to your subconscious mind.
Hypnosis can help you make the changes you want by giving the suggestions directly to your subconscious mind for a change of habit to take place. You can literally re-program your mind to create that new habit easier and quicker or to rid yourself of an unwanted habit. And behavior changes can be made in a shorter time and with better results.
The three steps above are useful in changing your habits. And I always recommend these same steps (and more) to the clients I see to support their new habits. Using the steps with hypnosis will create a powerful combination that will help you to realize your personal goals, often quicker and easier!
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