Hello friends, I do wish breaking a pattern could be automatic. It’s not. Remember the last time you tried to STOP eating chocolate? Or gave something up for Lent? Yup! Immediately that’s all we can think about. That leftover cake in the refrigerator, the Valentine’s chocolates coming for the weekend, or that indulgence that shall not be named for fear of setting off cravings. Breathe. We know what happens when we decide we are NOT going to think about that cake – or red cats.
What are you thinking about?
That cake or the red cat with his little red hat on a red bicycle, and the more you think about not thinking about it, the more elaborate the image grows — and we’re in a dash for the kitchen. Focusing on what you don’t want puts that front and centre in your mind and keeps it there. No wonder we can’t leave it alone! Breaking free requires making the changes that will help you focus on what you do want. Whether it’s weight loss, procrastination, nail biting, or any other habit you want to break, much of the work comes down to motivation, tenacity, and focus. What is it that you do want? Make that vision bold and bright in your mind. It can outshine the other thing soon enough if you make it the more vivid image.
It works toward the positive as well. If you want to change a mindset that will help you be more positive, work effectively, speak to people you don’t yet know, and other measures of success, visualize yourself doing that. Make it vivid and IMAX size. Where are you? What are you wearing? See yourself being the engaging and confident person you want to be with the healthy body you desire.
Feel it? See what I mean?
Keep that image of your best self in focus. It’s the truer picture.
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All the best,
When you’re ready to lose, I can help you win.