Want Your New Year’s Resolution to Work? Start Now with 4 Life-Changing Steps
Why do New Year’s Resolutions often get postponed? Why do we keep abandoning our important goals?
Most resolutions fail because we don’t know how to talk to our subconscious mind.
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To make lasting changes, start by questioning if you want to live the way you do now. If given a choice, would you choose to be an emotional eater, stay in a problematic relationship, or struggle financially?
The answer is usually a firm “No.”
Whether it’s a diet, relationship, or habit change, why do we easily lose focus?
Dr. Darren Weissman, a holistic physician and developer of the LifeLine Technique, says focusing on what we don’t want perpetuates the same pattern.
In other words: What we focus on grows.
Building Your Success One Step at a Time
When it comes to resolutions, intentions, and change, Dr. Weissman suggests asking what he calls the Truth Question.
“A Truth Question acknowledges and honors through observation where we are at with discernment rather than judgment.”
“The Truth Question is fundamental for real change, rather than short-term change.”
The Truth Question asks if we’d willingly choose a situation where we’re unhappy. Nobody wants to suffer, so why do we?
It’s linked to our subconscious mind. Dr. Weissman says when we’re not choosing, we’re reacting based on old beliefs and childhood patterns.
“Most people, without even recognizing it, are living life reactively. Most people are caught in the perpetual loops of reaction. If we want to create the kind of life that we really desire, we have got to get our subconscious mind on board.”
3 Steps to Tap into Your Subconscious
Just beneath the surface of our awareness are millions of programs, beliefs, emotions, and thoughts that were created in another time and in another place. Most of us have no idea how to bring action out of the subconscious and into the present moment.
Many New Year’s Resolutions fail because we never learn how to speak to the subconscious mind.
According to Dr. Weissman, if you would like to make a sustainable change in your life, there are a few fundamental steps involved:
1. From the heart, focus on what you choose.
“The one thing that can always get the subconscious mind on board, what always overrides the subconscious mind, is the heart. If your heart had a menu of infinite possibilities right now, all you have to do is set a resolution about where you are going.”
In other words, ask yourself, “What does my heart choose to feel?”
2. Make it as if you are already there.
“Our brain and our body do not know the difference between imagination and reality.”
“So, if we can focus on where we are going, rather than what we want to get rid of, then we begin to coax the body and the brain into following in the vibration of what it is we desire.”
This means instead of wanting something, you affirm that you are the very thing that you want more of in your life. Thus, begin your New Year’s Resolution with “I AM.”
3. Imagine it.
First, we connect with a feeling that our heart chooses to feel. Then we bring it into the present moment with the “I AM” statement. The next step is to imagine our life as an expression of that heart feeling.
Dr. Weissman asks, “What does your life look like as you perceive yourself as you are already there?”
It is important that you “take time to go into your imagination and dream it.”
“The neat thing about who we are is that we are malleable. Over a 28-day period, a whole new neuro-network begins to form in our body, in our brain just as a result of doing it.”
When we are empowered to understand the subconscious mind and its relationship to our behavior, we no longer suffer as victims of reactive patterning. We instead create the life that we want to live with discernment, choice, and intention.
New Year Resolution Ideas: 4 Steps for Success
STEP 1: Daily Mental Rehearsal
When looking at creating a big life shift, Dr. Weissman explains that, “It takes a practice to create a new mindset and a new heart-set.”
Part of what contributes to any change is a daily practice of affirming your goals and choosing to live that reality, instead of the reality that keeps you feeling stuck and unhappy.
STEP 2: Daily Physical Attunement
Just as our mind requires a certain form of nourishment in order to change, our body also needs high-caliber food in order to energize, motivate, and create the necessary feel-good brain chemicals to make the mental work possible.
We can do this by supporting the body with foods that are brimming with life energy. To support change in the body, we can choose to:
- Cut out foods that irritate the gut and dampen our willpower. These foods contribute to headaches, joint pain, and skin disorders. Things like wheat gluten have no place in most people’s diets.
- Reduce how much sugar we consume on a daily basis. We can instead use safe, sweet replacements like stevia or our Lakanto sweetener.
- Include healthy fats and oils such as ghee from the milk of grass-fed cows, coconut oil, and unrefined olive oil. Healthy fats and oils bring comfort to the nervous system and are essential to brain health.
STEP 3: Support the Shift
Opening yourself up to that which is greater than you are currently living can create a powerful shift in perspective. Jumpstart your 2015 by unleashing the power of your subconscious mind.
STEP 4: Ensure Your Success
Once we are no longer living reactively, how do we step-by-step make our resolution a reality? We recommend starting your New Year fresh with The Daily Lessons of Infinite Love and Gratitude.
What To Remember Most About This Article:
If you have yet to see success in a New Year’s Resolution, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Darren Weissman reveals a paradox that often destroys well-intended New Year’s Resolutions: What we focus on grows. If we focus on a bad habit or situation, it will ultimately create the same pattern in our life.