We hear this every Jan 1st, but is it possible? We also hear that people do not change. The good news is that I know that people can and Do Change! I have seen it, in myself and in my incredible clients. The truth in the statement, however , is that we change when we put our mind to it and not before. Your spouse, sister, mother , brother , daughter or best friend can not put YOUR mind to it, you need to do it. They can help support you and make that change easier for you , but it is both a sobering and liberating fact, that it is all up to you. You need to do the work , there is no magic pill. The first step is to make the decision and then be as true to yourself as you would be to a treasured friend and follow through. Simple, but not easy. My business is helping people stick to their plan. When I look back at 2015, I am energized by clients who made the big bold leap to their New being last year. The awesome painter who has been smoke free for almost 8 mos, the courageous woman who got on a plane for the first time and enjoyed the freedom of her first away vacation with her husband and the numerous souls who decided to let go of unwanted pounds and the control food once had over them. A simple change you could start today is the way you talk to yourself or about yourself. A little twist in language can make all the difference. Try for this first month of 2016 to use positive words in your inner talk and see the magic this can bring to your life. Stop saying and thinking:” No Problem” think instead Great, Fantastic, Wonderful , or Awesome ( have fun with this, what could your habitual negative words evolve to? ) : Same with “Not Bad”, “No Worries” . Our subconscious, the feeling, emotional side of your inner being does not understand “not ” or ” no ” so it is hearing Problem and Bad in the above, not the intended reverse. Prove it to yourself and try “not” Thinking of a Pink Elephant. I am not saying you need to lie, or give up your right to express yourself , if you really are feeling “badly” you can get your point across in a positive way ( subconsciously speaking ) by thinking or saying “Not Great”. Your subconscious “hears” Great and you will start to feel better.
Happy New, a New You IS beginning to shine!