You might have a caffeine addiction...
How many of you have found that whilst you have been at home, you have started to grow veggies?
Or maybe flowers are more your thing and you have planted things simply to make your garden look pretty.
What is key when you are growing things to keep them healthy and thriving?
To ensure the best chances of success, you need to prepare the soil into which you will be planting your seeds and you need to be gentle with seedlings as they first appear as they are very delicate.
You need to know how much water to give them and when it is best to give it to them – not too much, not too little. You also need to feed them with the right nutrients to help them develop, at the appropriate stages in their life.
You need to tend to them and make sure that they are not being pestered or overtaken by weeds. You need to regularly check them for infections and any signs of pests.
You need to ensure they are getting the right amount of sunlight, as this is vital for growth.
Many successful gardeners even speak to their seedlings and show them love, speaking kind words to encourage their growth.
You also need to make sure that your plants are protected from the elements (Too much wind, rain, frost etc)
This could quite easily be said for ourselves too.
We need to take care of our bodies to ensure WE thrive.
We need to be gentle with ourselves. (We do need to move and be active, but it is important for our physical bodies that we don’t overdo it.)
We need the right amount of water. (Hydration is incredibly important.)
We need to make sure we are free of infections. (We need to take care of our physical health and treat anything that may be causing us discomfort.)
We need the right amount of sun. (Vitamin D supports many functions of the body. When our skin is exposed to the sun, it makes vitamin D from cholesterol. It also instructs the cells in our gut to absorb calcium and phosphorus, essential for healthy bones. It also helps fight depression and muscle weakness, amongst other things.)
We need to speak kindly to ourselves and show ourselves some tender loving care. (Replacing the negative voices in our heads, with positive and caring voices, will help to boost our mental health.)
We too need the right kind of environment to live in and need shelter from the weather.
You see, we aren’t really that different from the veggies we are growing in our gardens! Our basic needs are very similar.
If you need help with any of these steps, then please do reach out to me. Send me a PM and I can let you know how my new weight loss program may be able to help you. My program isn’t just designed to help you drop the excess weight, it is designed to help you address many areas of your life, to ensure you are living in a healthy manner and to give you the very best chance of transformation at many levels.
(Image is of one of the many potato plants that I am currently growing in my own garden at the moment!)
Wouldn't it be great if one day you woke up and you actually CRAVED it?!
It’s 10pm… You have eaten pretty well throughout the day. You aren’t REALLY hungry, but you just “fancy” something.
Then you hear it, out of nowhere… That bar of chocolate that you stashed at the back of the cupboard last week – for emergency use only. It’s calling your name.
You ignore it for a while, telling yourself that you don’t need it; You don’t want it, honestly. You resist and tell yourself to be strong, but the calling gets louder and the temptation gets stronger.
Eventually chocolate is the only thing you can think about and the yearning just gets too much. Your mouth is watering just thinking about it. You find yourself in the kitchen, rummaging through the cupboard, until you spot it, that shiny gold wrapper, catching the light and twinkling at you.
You tell yourself “I’ll just have a couple of squares”, as you walk back to the sofa, chocolate in hand. The smell of the chocolate filling your nostrils as you open the wrapper… The taste of it as it slowly melts in your mouth. Such sweet sugary bliss.
Before you know it, you have eaten the lot.
If your late night snacking is getting a little out of hand and you find food mysteriously disappearing in your presence, then give me a shout!
Maybe it's time to make some longer term changes.
What if you actually ENJOYED moving your body?
If you decide that you want to start drinking more water each day, or you want to practice yoga each day, or you want to start taking a multivitamin each day, you have to consciously make the effort to carry out that action, over and over again, day in, day out, repeatedly, until that habit finally takes hold and becomes a part of your daily routine, without you really having to think about it.
To form a new habit this way, for some people, can actually take months of being consciously consistent and not missing days here and there and quite often, despite starting out with the very best of intentions, people give up before the habit is firmly formed and so they don’t see the desired result.
However, there is an easier way, a short cut if you will – Hypnotherapy.
If you use hypnotherapy to support your habit forming, you will see results in a fraction of the time and your new behaviours (drinking more water, doing yoga, taking vitamins etc) will become second nature much more easily.
This is because the subconscious is the part of your mind that directly deals with habits and behaviours, so if you go straight to source to make the changes, it makes sense that you will get quicker results. Consider your conscious mind, the middle-man – why add extra steps in to a process and make things more difficult for yourself when you really don’t need to?
Hypnotherapy can support you in breaking old habits and forming new ones.
Your conscious mind still plays a part in the process. Every time that you are tempted by something, or consider not doing something, or find yourself making excuses, that is your subconscious’ way of giving you the opportunity to affirm to yourself “yes, I want that” or “no, I don’t” and every time you consciously make that decision, in favour of the new habit you are working to form, it reinforces your mental resolve to achieve your goal, making your desire to attain it stronger and the effects of the hypnotherapy are also magnified.
Do you have habits you wish you didn’t have?
Do you want to form some new and healthier habits?
Get in touch or join my live webinar to find out more about how amazing hypnotherapy is and how it can help you!
Diets are restrictive…
Restrict the CALORIES you can consume
Restrict the TYPES of foods you can consume
Restrict the AMOUNT of food you can consume
Restrict the HOURS in the day in which you should be consuming food
Restrict the amount of “NAUGHTY FOODS” you can consume
LABELLING certain foods as “naughty foods” in the first place!
Certain foods being completely OFF LIMITS.
Does this really sound like something you would choose to do for the rest of your life?
These kind of restrictive fad diets, CAN work to help you reach a short term goal – the whole “Drop a dress size for summer” kinda thing, but they are not really sustainable for a long period of time and who wants to feel so restricted and limited in their eating anyway?!
Hypnotherapy can make things so much easier. Your brain has the power to change the way you think and feel about certain foods. You can reduce your own appetite, so you feel fuller after consuming less calories. You can go from hating drinking water to actually craving and enjoying it. You can remove the desire for any unhealthy foods, so that you simply do not want them.
Your subconscious is programmed to keep you safe, keep you healthy and keep you alive and I can help you connect directly with your subconscious mind, so that YOU can be in control of your eating and your body, once and for all.