We all experience from time to time lack of motivation. No matter how good our intentions are, how important the task is, how urgent it is; we can sometimes lose the drive to see it through to the end. Motivational Hypnosis can help you to become more motivated.
Often the reason why we don’t achieve, or fall by the wayside at the first hurdle and lose enthusiasm and motivation to continue is that the goals we set ourselves in the first place were either not realistic or not desirable enough.
So a good starting point is to check the goal we want to achieve against the NLP goal-setting guidelines using SMART —credited to both Peter Drucker (1954) and G.T. Doran (1991)
goal setting, which is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Based, it is an efficient process for setting and achieving goals.
Specific. Your goal should be clear and easy to understand.
A common goal, “get healthy,” is too general. There are so many ways to get healthy. How specifically do you want to be healthy? Is it losing weight, start exercising, eating healthier, quitting smoking? Break it down, and it will be easier to achieve and track your progress.
Measurable. A goal to “lose weight” is not enough. How will you track your progress and how you will know when you have reached your goal? Making your goal measurable means adding a number.
Attainable. Before you can add a number, you have to know how high or low you want to aim. Aiming too high can turn out to be discouraging and too low can be unmotivating. Only you know your limits.
Let’s take our goal above. What percentage is attainable for you? Research suggests that a 5-10% weight loss is achievable for most overweight people.
A measurable, achievable goal could be, “I will lose 7% of my body weight.”
Time-bound. Include an end-point. Knowing that you have a deadline motivates you to reach the goal.
Since healthy weight loss is about 1-2 pounds per week, set your deadline accordingly. For our example, we can use three months. “I will lose 7% of my body weight in 3 months.”
Now we have a SMART goal!
We can now formulate the goal in the present tense to call upon the power of our sub conscious mind to assist. “I am now 7% lighter in my body, and it was easy and maintainable to lose it gradually over three months.”
With a goal like this, it’s a good idea to set a few more action-oriented SMART goals so that you have a complete plan.
Here are a few examples:
I will walk six days every week for thirty minutes each.
I will drink water instead of soft drink every day this week.
I will prepare my lunch to take to work instead of eating out four days this week.
We can now use hypnosis and impress on the sub conscious mind the desired outcome. For instance, an internal image of yourself 7% lighter looking great in your favorite outfit about to step out for a social occasion, thinking to yourself how much fun it is to feel light and healthy. The subconscious mind does not know if the image is real or not, so it accepts the image as is and helps the body and mind to act according to the positive image.