New Year, New You, or Just the Same…

Ouch! Pain! Suffering! That's what happens when your New Years' resolution comes to a crashing halt. We get psyched up, excited, motivated, enthusiastic about change. The money we will save on costly smoking habits, the embarrassment and discomfort we feel because we are overweight, and the crippling stress our fast-paced society creates. All three of these unwanted behaviors can be neutralized or eliminated completely in a short period of time with little expense.

Now is the time of the year when we decide to make changes in our lives. A time when we look within and speak to the better angles of our nature. We implore them to renew life in the coming year. To close out the old, usher in the new with a radiant, optimistic expectation for the year to come. It is this excitement and anticipation of a coming new year that encourages us to become better human beings, healthier, more responsible, successful. Yet the sad truth is, rarely do we live up to our expectations.

Try as we may, it takes little time for our optimism and excitement to dissolve into the mundane and convenient behaviors of the past.

We stop focusing on the healthy new, smoke-free you. We pay less attention to what we eat and physical activity with each passing day. We continue to allow society's demands to pressurize our life into a screaming, stressful, no-way-out perception.

Why is this? How can we be so convinced and motivated to improve and then fall back into the ruts of life that hold us back, endanger our health and well-being and make us mere pawns of thoughts we cannot control. And that of course, is the answer…

What you think, your thoughts, determine whether you will stop smoking or continue to be a slave to this unwanted, dangerous habit. Your thoughts and self-image will dictate whether you lose unwanted weight or worse, gain more. Perceptions of the world around you and your responsibilities will be the measuring stick that define whether you control stress, or stress controls you.

This is the nature of life. We control our destiny. You have a choice. You can be a smoker or non-smoker. Overweight or not. You can perish under the weight of undue stress or you can rise above and live in the moment.

In my career as a hypnotist, I have witnessed people who have achieved results that defy human belief. People who lost more than 200 pounds in a single year. Others who stopped smoking after 30 years of smoking as much as four packs a day. I've seen people use hypnosis to shed crippling stress and save their marriage, job and quality of life.

Hypnosis is not a cure all, but it is the best self-management tool that science has yet to discover. Hypnosis is learning the skill of programming your mind with what you want and who you want to be. Opposed to outside stimulus and negative influences deciding what you will think.

"Thoughts are things" is not a cliche. It is as real as rain is wet. What you think becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. Who you think you are is who you will become. Learn the science of hypnosis, apply it consistently and your life can be magic.

So this year, don't make the mistake of attempting to overcome old, unwanted, in-grained habits alone without any assistance. That hasn't worked in the past, will not work in the future. When you do the same thing, you get the same results.

So this year, make your New Year's resolutions and put the all time, number one personal improvement champion in your corner, standing behind you, constantly whispering in your ear, "You are strong, you are special, you can achieve whatever your mind perceives. Life is good and you make the most of it."

So this year, be different, make your New Year's resolutions a reality instead of a distant dream. Use hypnosis and discover the gateway to personal success and self-discovery.

Hypnosis works. If you wish to know more about how you can stop smoking easily, lose weight quickly and neutralize crippling stress, schedule your free consultation.  Inspire Hypnosis (530) 387-6644. Ask to speak to me, Marge. And remember, if you want to make this year's resolution STICK, discover Inspire Hypnosis.