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Happy Chinese New Year, welcome to the year of the Rat.
This is another chance to make some New Year resolutions. If your New Year resolutions have faded in the cold wet January days of earlier this month, then the Chinese New Year is another chance to start over again.
What is it you want to change this year? Do you want to lose weight but the house is full of left-over chocolates and cakes, which you really can’t waste.
Perhaps this year you have decided to get fit but the cold and the wet have caused you to lose your motivation. Who wants to jog round the park when you can so easily retreat to the sofa with a box set and the remains of the Christmas cake?
Perhaps stop smoking is your priority in 2020 but the stress of the year-end figures and tax demands have again undermined your willpower.
The Chinese New Year of the Rat is another chance to dust of those resolutions and start again.
Here at my Leatherhead hypnotherapy clinic a lot of clients are looking for hypnotherapy to help boost their willpower and increase their motivation. Perhaps to find out what old programmes cause them to sabotage their efforts to make changes?
Whether you want to give up a bad habit or start a new good habit hypnotherapy can help.
Whenever you choose to make changes either January 1st or Chinese New Year or just because today is a new day it is always to right time for you.
Get in touch to find out how hypnotherapy can help you make lasting changes
Have you started 2020 on a positive note or have you already given up on those New Year resolutions?
Do you fail with the same resolutions every year and in 2020 decided not to make any at all, or go with a general resolution of just being healthier?
Sometimes we need a push to help us make those changes. Last year at my Leatherhead clinic one of my clients came to see me for weight loss. She needed an operation on her foot and the hospital kept postponing the date because she wasn’t losing any weight. She wanted to lose four stone in total but the hospital had asked her to lose a stone before they operated.
We concentrated not on a diet or a low calorie plan but on the reasons why she ate when she knew it were so important to lose weight. Why did she eat when she wasn’t hungry and didn’t need food? Was this emotional eating for reasons like boredom or because of a bad day at work, even eating as a reward for a something good that had happened? What we realised was that eating didn’t solve any problem and that there were better ways to reward herself than eating cakes, sweets, crisps or any other type of junk food.
We also focused on treating a cake or a piece of chocolate with enjoyment and eating it mindfully so that a small piece of cake or chocolate was entirely satisfying. This removed the negative thoughts around that sweet treat and there was no need to eat the whole bar of chocolate or finish the packet of biscuits because she could have another one another day.
My client is going into hospital in the beginning of January having lost two and a half stone. In our last session we have focused on the advantages she has gained by losing the weight and making sure there is no temptation to over eat whilst she is on crutches and recovering.
When she is fully recovered she plans to lose the rest of her weight to reach her goal. More importantly she has made up her mind that never again is she going to be overweight. Whatever the future holds she is determined that her weight will not be something that holds her back again.
Regardless of whether you have made a new year resolution or not perhaps 2020 is the year you can take charge of your life. Whatever you want to change stop smoking, weight loss, get fit, hypnotherapy can help boost your willpower and understand why you have these destructive habits.
Please call me on 01372 812 189 for a free consultation to see how hypnotherapy can help you achieve your weightloss goals this year.
September is the start of the new academic year; maybe this should be the time to make our New Year resolutions. When we are relaxed after our holidays, feeling more energetic as the nights are still light maybe it makes more sense than to make them on cold dreary January 1st – more chance that we won’t be faced with cold wet windy weather when we plan a visit to the gym or go for a swim.
New Year resolutions tend to be negative and we make them at a dark dreary time of year when we need comfort food or want to curl up in front of the fire, when coughs and colds attack us just as we are trying to change our way of life.
It’s no wonder they fall by the way side. If we make our New Year resolutions in September by Christmas they will have become a habit, a new way of life. The shops are still full of salad and fruit to make eating healthy easier. Evenings are still light until 8.00 to give us chance to go for a walk or a run after work. If we have been swimming on holiday then we can sign up at the local pool and keep up the good work. Weekends can still be warm and sunny enough for a walk in the countryside and a chance to enjoy the autumn colours along the way.
Starting new habits and making life style changes now at the start of the new academic year makes more sense and they will then be easier to continue because as the days get shorter and the weather colder we will have already started to feel the benefit. Taking time to build small changes into our lives means we are far more likely to succeed. Instead of feeling down about returning to work, wish yourself a happy new year and set yourself new goals to achieve.
Whether its losing weight, giving up smoking or just being fitter and healthier whatever your plans are hypnotherapy can help you reprogram your subconscious mind and make those changes.
Hypnotherapy can help you stop smoking in just one session. This will mean no more standing outside in the cold and damp this winter to have a cigarette and the money you save now can pay for a luxury holiday next year.
September 2019 is time to make some New Year resolutions that work.