How Negative Thoughts & Mindset Affect You Throughout Life
Being in the right mindset is so important in order to accomplish your goals and tasks throughout life. Negative thoughts and negative self-talk can lead to a whole variety of self-sabotaging behavior. The road that lies ahead can sometimes be tough and very challenging, so the right mindset to get through it all is very important. Positive mindset can help you through the tough times and ultimately get you to where you need to be in your life. Do you currently have high reaching goals and ambitions you are trying to achieve in your life? How can hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis help you along on your path to your best life?
How do you define mindset? Why is it so important? Mindset can be broadly defined as “A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations” (from The Free Dictionary). Or an established set of attitudes and beliefs held by someone. Throughout our lives, as we grow up, we encounter many different situations that shape who we are today. Sometimes, depending the circumstance, we can unknowingly develop very negative and self-sabotaging habits that we use to cope in certain situations. It’s not our fault, it's just the best subconscious solution that we come up with and feel is best way at the time. It’s always there, meant to protect you, but sometimes it can end up hurting you in other ways that you are unaware of. For example, people use procrastination, self-medicate with drugs or alcohol, and comfort eat in order to deal or cope with certain situations in life. As we become aware that these behaviors no longer serve us, they can be tough habits to change or quit. Luckily, the mind and body are extremely adaptable and very capable of lasting positive change. If you are willing to change, there are many ways you can help yourself get on to the right track in order to achieve your goals.
A Positive-Grounded Mindset, How They Lead You To A Better Life The subconscious stores all memories, habits, behaviors and beliefs throughout your life. You may unknowingly have learned to have coped with situations early on in ways that no longer serve you today. Drawing on past experiences as a blueprint for a path forward is never a good idea. Where you came from, what has happened to you in the past, is in no way a sentence of what will happen to you in the future. Being present, not dwelling on the past, and setting positive future goals will get you to where you need to be.
It’s important to set positive realistic goals in order to have something to work towards and give you a sense of purpose. As you slowly begin to work towards these goals you build momentum and inertia. The great feelings you get as you start seeing results leads you to develop more positive habits. Most people tend to build on these small successes and grow from there towards their best possible life. You have the power to design and create the life that you want for yourself. Being grateful for what you have and working hard at what you would like to achieve should never be looked as an impossible task.
How can hypnotherapy and practicing self-hypnosis at home help you along with your goals?
Hypnotherapy & Self-Hypnosis Can Help You Change Your Mindset The mind is highly adaptable. New research is coming out every day with wonderful supportive evidence of how we can change our minds and make them more adaptable with the right exercises. It was once believed that when you reach a certain age, cognitive functions and your ability to learn begin to decline. This is no longer believed to be true. The mind, like any other part of your body, needs to be exercised. The more you work on it, the more adaptable it becomes and the easier it is for you to change old thoughts, habits and behaviors. The easier it becomes for you to learn new things as well.
Hypnotherapy can help you overcome old subconscious “blocks” or beliefs to help you begin to steer you on a new path and positive direction. Practicing self hypnosis at home can reinforce what you do in session with a hypnotherapist in order to keep you on track and help you make permanent long-lasting positive changes in your life.
As hypnotherapy is not suitable for everyone, but it still has the ability to help many people achieve their goals and overcome self-sabotaging behaviors. It is very empowering and a great tool you can use to help you get on the right track.
If you have any questions, interested in trying out a session, or getting a personalized self-hypnosis tape made, please reach out and feel free to send me an e-mail.
Written By: Sebastian Di Cesare PhD, CHt - a research scientist & practicing Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Vancouver, Canada.