How do you react when something unexpected happens and puts a spanner in the works? Do you turn tail and retreat into a corner to lick your wounds, or do you straighten your back, clench your fists, grit your teeth and have another go at it?
Some people thrive upon challenges whilst others live in fear of them. We each have our own individual temperament and general attitude towards things which happen in life, and this is dependent upon our genes and our upbringing. The two interact to make each of us very unique. Yes, you can identify general similarities and between individuals and we each fall within certain "bands" of characteristics, but we do all have our own unique "twist".
Just because you are born with a certain general characteristic does not mean that you cannot temper, change or even overcome it. We all have the ability to shape our own perceptions, expectations and our ultimate reality. This is an important fact to know, because otherwise you might just think "this is how I am" and flee into your corner smarting from your wounds and feel a failure for the rest of your life.
Even though you get driven back into that corner you always know that that is not your rightful place. You know you should be out there, don't you? Some people only realize this in a tiny way; others become angry because they are only too aware that this situation is just not right. Your emotions at this point are quite likely to be holding your back; they can create a fog which stops you from seeing more clearly and focusing in a more positive way.
When you reach a dead end time and again, your energy can become depleted because you begin to doubt that you will ever reach your goals. With each successive set-back you lose a little more of your self-belief; you lose confidence. It becomes natural to retreat and takes longer and longer to harness the energy and positive expectation to motivate yourself to try again.
In this sort of situation, you need to clear the negative vibes from your mind and body; you need to clear that fog which has taken hold of you, step back and replenish your positive energy stores, thereby enabling you to focus clearly and productively once again.
Hypnosis is a wonderful tool which allows you to do exactly this. With hypnosis you can provide yourself with a mental massage, a mind spa break, and replenish your flagging energy stores. You can fill yourself with enthusiasm and self-belief, easily building your self-confidence back up to where it should be.
P.S. Do you want to reverse a negative pattern in your life? Contact me either by phone or from my website.
With a degree in Oriental Medicine and qualifications in Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching, Lara Aitken is one of the leading practitioners of self-improvement. You can get a free 30 minute phone consult to see how I can help you.
Lara Aitken, Holistic Doctor, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, Reiki Practitioner, Hypno-therapist.