Why your New Year’s Resolutions don’t work?
Dan Lohmeyer CH
Chances are pretty good that over the course of your life you have tried making personal changes starting at the beginning of the year. It might even be that you have tried making those same changes repeatedly over the course of many years. You’ve had the best of intentions, worked yourself up for weeks and started your New Year’s Resolutions at the beginning of the year. For most people its start exercising, eat better, lose weight, quit smoking and stop procrastinating etc…. Then, usually about a week or two into the New Year (or a few hours if you’re trying to quit smoking), all of your resolution goes out the window and you fail. So you begin to think what’s the use?
Why New Year’s Resolutions don’t work is because you programmed yourself to fail! Your subconscious mind is in charge of your habits and changes, and unless you change things on that level, you simply will fail (hypnosis). If your subconscious mind is conditioned for failure on January 1st, then the best thing to do is to start get reprogrammed for success with hypnosis before you start your New Year’s Resolutions! Do it right now. Do not wait. When you are not programmed for failure, it makes success much easier.
An important concept to think about is that for most of us, willpower will not work. Where imagination and willpower are in conflict, imagination will always win. In essence, most people use their imaginations to fail, when they could be using them to succeed!
Let’s say you set one of your New Year’s Resolutions to want to lose weight. You have a favorite food that is a problem for you such as pizza (or whatever it may be). Using your best willpower you struggle against eating it all the while imagining how good it tastes in your mind. You imagine the satisfying taste as you bite down on a slice and then the taste of heaven as you chew. You imagine eating one slice after another, enjoying the melted cheese and toppings until your heart’s content. In essence, you are convincing yourself to eat pizza! Hypnosis will help you so when you have a thought about a pizza, you can imagine yourself in exactly the right outfit, feeling wonderful about yourself, feeling healthy and alive, seeing what you would see, hearing what you would hear, and feeling all of the great feelings of being at exactly the right healthy weight for you. Choosing to eat healthier and drink more water instead of eating bad. You could imagine your friends, family members, and even strangers commenting on how good you look. You could imagine yourself exercising and feeling fantastic about that.
You could get hypnotized for what you WANT instead of what you do not want. And since your mind can not tell the difference between a real or vividly imagined event, and since success breeds success, the more you imagine yourself being successful at whatever change you want to make, the more success you will have.
Dan Lohmeyer is a certified hypnotist at Champion Hypnosis in St. Louis, MO. Dan provides hypnosis for those who want help with overcoming fears or phobias, weight loss with hypnosis in St. Louis, to quit smoking (stop smoking or smoking cessation), stress management, as well as help getting more sleep. Dan is also available for private parties, stage hypnosis shows and event entertainment. You can contact him at (314) 276-7809