New Year’s Resolutions and Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy and New Years Resolutions

With the dawn of a new year comes the tradition of setting New Years resolutions—a list of goals and aspirations to guide us towards self-improvement and positive change.

The most popular new year's resolutions include:

  • Get fit and lose weight
  • Save money
  • Quit smoking
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Be more organised
  • Travel more
  • Find love
  • Enjoy new experiences

While some may dismiss them as fleeting promises, New Year's resolutions have the potential to be powerful catalysts for personal growth and transformation. However, only a small handful of us will experience success and continue with our new behaviour patterns throughout the year. Solution-focused hypnotherapy can help you stick with your resolutions by focusing on the tasks that you want to achieve or the problems that you want to overcome.

Here are some useful steps that can help you stick to your new year’s resolution:

Reflecting on the past:
The first step in crafting meaningful New Year's resolutions is reflection. Take a moment to look back on the past year—celebrate achievements, acknowledge challenges, and recognize areas for improvement. This introspection provides valuable insights that can shape your resolutions into realistic and attainable goals.

Setting SMART goals:
To increase the likelihood of success, structure your resolutions using the SMART criteria—Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Instead of broad aspirations like "lose weight" or "get in shape," consider specific objectives such as "exercise for 30 minutes five days a week" or "consume a balanced diet with more fruits and vegetables."

Fostering a Growth Mindset:
Approach your resolutions with a growth mindset, understanding that setbacks are not failures but opportunities to learn and grow. Embrace challenges as part of the journey, and be kind to yourself when progress is slower than expected. A positive and resilient mindset is key to overcoming obstacles and staying committed to your goals.

Building a Support System:
Share your resolutions with friends, family, or a supportive community. Having a network of encouragement can provide motivation and accountability. Whether it's a workout buddy, a mentor, or an online group, surrounding yourself with positive influences increases the likelihood of staying on track and celebrating victories together.

Prioritising Self-Care:
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to neglect self-care. Make self-care an integral part of your resolutions, whether it involves regular exercise, mindfulness practices, or simply taking time for activities that bring joy and relaxation. Nurturing your well-being enhances overall resilience and helps you face challenges with a positive mindset.

Flexibility and Adaptability:
Life is unpredictable, and circumstances may change throughout the year. Be open to adjusting your resolutions as needed. Instead of viewing modifications as a failure, consider them as a demonstration of adaptability and a commitment to your overall well-being.

Solution-focused hypnotherapy helps to access your subconscious and redirects your mind toward the goals you wish to obtain. While in a relaxed state of mind, new information can make its way into the subconscious which transforms your previous thought patterns. For example, if your current thought patterns are “I will never lose weight,” and “exercise is too difficult,” then your subconscious will find a way to reaffirm those negative beliefs. Once something has been established in the subconscious mind it will remain there until it is replaced by something else. With the use of hypnotherapy, you can replace the negative beliefs with positive suggestions, such as ‘I enjoy exercising’ and ‘I can reach my goal weight’.

Some people don't even bother making resolutions for fear of failure; if this sounds like you then hypnosis can help put you in the right frame of mind and motivate you to achieve your resolutions with confidence. Get in touch to book your free initial consultation to help you achieve all your new years resolutions!