Changing your identity is the most powerful way of changing your behaviour.
I’m a non smoker is more final than
I have given up smoking
I’m a non drinker is more permanent than
I’ve given up alcohol
I am a person who doesn’t have debts is more enduring than
I’ve paid off my credit card
When the new behaviour is embodied into your identity there’s less doubt.
It’s a statement of how you now are. Rather than something you’ve done.
Imagining the new you
With both feet firmly on the floor
How does it feel? Describe with detail.
My hypnotherapy sessions often include visualisation:
And then we get there step by step with much repetition until…
It’s the new normal.