Have you ever been hypnotized? If you are like most people, the answer is probably no. What has been in use for centuries is still often debated as to whether it is a hoax or actually works, putting people into a wakeful state of sleep where they can still speak. Yet what you may not realize is that you do not need another person to experience a level of hypnosis that can not only alter your mind, but your entire lifestyle, especially if you are experiencing low self confidence. It is possible to turn your “can’t do” attitude into a “can do” one within just a few days, reversing a lifetime of uncertainty and lack of belief in yourself, to open the door to a world of possibilities.
But how is this possible?
First, by opening your mind. Truly releasing any remaining vestiges of doubt that you might have, not only about self-hypnosis, but about your ability to gain self-confidence. It is true what they say, that the only person who can truly make a difference in your life is yourself. You can be the vehicle of change that you have so desperately sought! Once you have truly cleared your mind to allow for all possibilities to enter it, then you are ready for the next step.
If you can see it, you can do it!
No, you don’t need something tangible in front of you to see your potential, you need to be able to close your eyes and, even if just for a fleeting moment, imagine that you can be a more self-confident version of yourself. It will be difficult at first since you have a lifetime of mental blockades that you have erected over the years. Every time you tell yourself that you cannot do something, that it is impossible to achieve your goals, that it is okay to settle for what you have, you add another brick to the wall of doubt that is the foundation of your low self-confidence. Your full potential is standing behind that wall, waiting to be released.
Think 21 to get it done!
Researchers believe that it takes humans 21 repititions of doing a new task to see a change in their behavior. That may seem like a large number now, but it is amazing how quickly the days will fly by before you have reached a new mindset. Every day, when you wake up, you need to visualize your goal, in this case, being a more self-confident you. Yes, it is possible! And that is the message that you need to repeat, day after day, while smiling at yourself in the mirror. Because what is something that all of those people who seem to exude self-confidence have? The ability to smile, no matter the situation. This relays a message of unflappability to everyone around them, even if they are inwardly quaking in their boots. Starting off each day with a list of affirmations is better than the strongest cup of java that your local coffee place can brew.
Quiet your mind to reconnect with it.
The root of your low self-confidence is, well, you. No matter how much you want to blame the media, your friends, family, or coworkers for your poor self image, only you hold the key to how you truly feel. Do you want to be someone that others can easily bulldoze over, or do you want to be behind the wheel of the bulldozer? By taking charge of your mind, you will soon stop all of the negative messages that it is trying to relay. But you cannot do this without getting a firm grasp of it. You can accomplish this by taking five to ten minutes each day, in a quiet place, to meditate, clearing your mind completely and establishing a new connection with it.
Smile, say cheese!
After 21 days of affirming messages and meditation, you will wake up one day to a new picture of yourself, a revitalized version that can approach each day feeling like a different person. This new you has increased self-confidence, as well as a bounce in your step. And you should! You deserve to enjoy everything that life has to offer, and with your new attitude and outlook on life, you will become aware of all of life’s gifts.