Feeling fat? Change your Mindset with this One ThingGreg Thompson
Even with the powerful help you get from hypnosis, reaching a healthy weight is not an overnight task; when you do it properly, it takes time, especially if you have a lot of kilos to shed. It doesn’t help that your body’s metabolism has a mind of its own. It will speed up at times, and slow down other times. It hits plateaus.
Your mood also has a mind of its own. Some days you may feel like you’ve got the world in a basket. At other times, it may feel like someone took that basket, turned it upside down, and dumped it over your head.
Hypnosis will help smooth those ups and downs out, but there may still be major swings that will make sticking to your weight loss regimen hard. After all, when you are up, everything feels easy. When you slip into one of those inevitable downs, not so much.
There is a technique that will help you keep your self-image and self-esteem positive. It is called the Premack Principle, named after the psychologist, David Premack, who came up with it.
Here is what to do:
First, make a list of the good things you can say about yourself: physical looks, talents, personality traits, or whatever. They don’t have to be big things. They don’t even have to be true all the time—nobody’s perfect, after all.
Next, pick the ten you think are the most important, If your list has fewer than ten items on it, choose them all.
Now, type or print that list in a column. For instance,
I am kind
I am smart
I am fairly good looking
I have a good ear for music
I am honest
I can dance
I am mostly polite
At the end of the list, add:
I am all of these things
I deserve to be healthy
I am losing weight
And nothing will stop me
Next, make several copies of your list. Put one on your bathroom mirror. Put another one on the inside of your bedroom door, and a third on the inside of your front door. If you work in an office, put a copy in your desk drawer. Put others anywhere you can figure to see them frequently.
Now, every time you look at one of those copies, read it. Read it out loud if you are somewhere you can. Read it with feeling, like you really mean it. When time allows, put yourself into a light trance first.
Within a couple of weeks, you will begin to notice a real difference in your attitude. You will feel more confident, more in charge of your life. Other people will see a difference, too.
Try it. You have nothing to lose—except for all those unwanted kilos, of course.