New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions and “Up until now …”

So many of us begin a year with a list of New Year resolutions. Here is a holistic approach I recommend to start manifesting any change.

Think about ant habit that You want to change. How have You thought of your Self in regards to this habit? Then add these three little words: “Up until now…”© and repeat it to your Self. For example, instead of thinking “I always procrastinate”, rephrase it as “Up until now, I have been procrastinating and — I am changing it now.”

By adding these three little words You create a new situation for your Self, consciously and sub-consciously! Up until now…You need to put your undesired behavior into past tense in order to use correct grammar. This reinforces the idea that You are done with this pattern.
By acknowledging your reality, You are strengthening your Self. Even if it is a painful truth, honoring one’s truth is always strengthening!
With “up until now” You open a window of possibility and take a good first step into manifesting your new reality. The beauty is that in all my years of teaching to use these three little words, I and my clients have observed, how suddenly they started taking new steps…out of old habits and into new desired habits.

Respect the Power of Words! Up until now…

Once You decide to learn something new or to create a change, such as reducing your weight, pay attention to the words and statements You use. If we fill our thoughts with self-sabotaging words, we face difficulties in achieving our goal. Let me share an example here to make it even clearer…

For example, think of the statement “I am trying to lose weight.” It is a doubly self-sabotaging sentence. Our subconscious is trained to believe that “losing” is not good for us, such as losing keys or a wallet. We all learned that “losing something” means we need to find it again — welcome to the famous “yo-yo effect” in dieting by having to find the “lost weight” again!

Secondly, the word “trying” implies failure. By saying that You are trying, You are telling your Self that You will or can not do it. The word “trying” is applied appropriately only to true past failure “I tried and I failed” and to trying on clothes in a store. I’d like to suggest a different statement: “I am on the path of dropping or reducing weight.” Or even better, healthier: “I am gaining muscle weight and shedding excess body fat.”

Read more on weight issues and take a look at my Perspectives on Holistic Weight “Loss” web page.

With love ~ Siljoy