A habit becomes a habit when you take part in a behavior that utilizes no conscious attention. You are simply doing “it” with no thinking. When you finally hit a point where the habit is making your life uncomfortable, it’s already ingrained, and no amount of self-talk will stop you from that action.
As much as you want to stop the binge eating, over spending, procrastinating, excessive drinking, etc., you just have no will power. It’s a deep subconscious belief/thought, and it’s in a rhythm. You have set a pattern. In order to break this cycle, it’s important to recognize your power to choose a new lifestyle.
The first key choice to creating a more empowered life is to begin the process of changing your mind about your behavior. In order to do that, start being more mindful/aware about what that little voice in your head is saying, basically, your unconscious thoughts. Actually it's saying something right now, maybe judgement about your capability to do this, doubt, or possibly that voice is saying that this could be an answer for you. Listen.
We all have that little voice… the one that runs the program of your life. It’s always talking, even in your sleep. The problem is that many of us don’t listen to the voice, and we don’t recognize that the voice is repeating a lot of what was said to you when you were a child. It’s not your own intelligent thoughts, but many of the beliefs and ideas from parents and authority figures.
Hypnosis is a great tool that will help to re-program the brain so that your action and habits are in alignment with what you really want. When my clients are practicing the Fear into Power exercise in the Tools for Transformation, they are hypnotizing themselves and changing their own minds. They don’t have to rely on me; they get to own their own power to change their life. Of course, I do hypnosis when one of the challenges needs more support, but for the most part, once you have trained yourself in this process I’m not necessary.
If you want to go from binge eating to healthy choices, from over spending to responsible choices, from procrastination to constructive action and from excessive drinking to moderation, consider this an option.
What is your issue? Be honest with yourself and look at your past challenges with compassion. This is a new choice moment for you to level up. Use your determination to guide you and ask for help if you need it. We all have our moments, no judgement, guilt or shame.
This is the tool for changing your mind.
Using a notebook, make two columns like you see below. Write down your feelings, do the investigative work, remember no judgement, only compassion. This just to determine what the subconscious thoughts are. It is important to put your focus on your new intention. This is the re-programming.
Every time your attention goes back to the fear/problem, it's time to redirect and take appropriate action.
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