Every day we make a promise to ourselves to start a new life: give up sweets and starchy foods, get up an hour earlier and run in the morning. But magical affirmations do not work, dreams remain dreams, and extra pounds do not go anywhere. Who is to blame, and most importantly, what to do?
Our expert: Gavrilov Mikhail Alekseevich - Candidate of Medical Sciences, psychotherapist, nutritionist, is the author of a comprehensive medical correction program widely known in our country and around the world overweight, protected by seven patents of the Russian Federation and Eurasian.
In 1979, experiments by Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Princeton University, Robert J. Jahn, showed that our brains can directly influence the material world. The researcher proved that consciousness is nothing but energy in its finest and most dynamic form. This discovery allowed us to take a completely new look at the fact why our fears and desires have such a big influence on real events. In other words, whatever we do, our thoughts create the world around us. Therefore, what we want is so important, but most importantly, how we want it.
However, most of us eat, sleep, work, go shopping without noticing what and how we are thinking. You dream of a beautiful toned figure, but all the time you complain about the lack of time to take care of yourself. In this case, your consciousness is tuned only to experiences, and you will definitely have no time to work on your diet, sign up for a specialist, go to the gym.
Training thoughts - slimmer at the waist
John Kehoe is the bestselling author of The Subconscious Can Do Anything! - describes the famous experiment of psychologist Alan Richardson. The researcher divided the student basketball team into three groups. The players of the first group trained daily in the gym, the second group did not train at all, and the third group worked with a psychologist, mentally working on throws and serves and working on positive attitudes. Three months later, the group's athletic skills were tested during a game. The first group improved their performance by 24%, the second did not advance in achievements, and the third group had the same improvements as the first.
This experiment does not mean that now you can eat anyhow and give up training. Not at all. It testifies that you need to work on yourself in all directions: both on the body and on your thoughts.
Working with positive attitudes
Settings or affirmations are one of the simplest mental ways to influence our brain. By affirming, we influence the thoughts that arise in our head. If you affirm “I am getting slimmer and more attractive every day,” then your brain naturally tunes in to your transformation. It may sound unbelievable, but this method is actually very effective in helping you achieve your own goals, as long as you put in the effort.
Form your wish list in the form of appropriate statements and read regularly for 10 minutes, pronounce your intentions to yourself. Focus on positive affirmations whenever possible. This simple exercise will help pass the time in transport, queues, or any monotonous activity that does not require thought processes.
Things to remember when starting to train thoughts
Things to remember when starting to train thoughts
- Your verbal attitudes must be positive. This means that statements should be framed in the form of an affirmation of what you want, and not a denial of what you want to get rid of. For example, if you dream of losing a couple of extra pounds in a month, you should not say: "I'm not fat anymore." The fact is that our subconscious mind does not perceive the “not” particle. As a result, you are setting yourself up to be even bigger and fatter as your brain focuses on these self-destructive affirmations. In addition, during a series of experiments, it was proved that the human brain perceives sentences with denials with a delay, and reacts immediately to affirmative phrases. Thus, the goal will be more likely to be achieved if you say: “I weigh 55 kilograms” or “I look attractive in Russian size 44 jeans.”
- Verbal references must be in the present tense. It is known that our subconscious mind does not perceive either past or future times. It can be influenced by giving settings in the present tense. Otherwise, it decides to either leave everything for later, or not bother at all. For example, “I enjoy eating he althy and wholesome food”, “I always find time to exercise.”
- Verbal attitudes should be as specific as possible. The phrase "I'm slim and fit" sounds pretty vague. But "I wear 44 clothes" sounds much clearer.
- Verbal statements should be as concise as possible. Since you are repeating the affirmation in order for it to stick in your subconscious mind, the shorter it is, the better. It is unlikely that you will have the patience, time and effort to repeat the settings several times if they are several pages in size.
Remember, your subconscious mind and conscious mind must be your allies. A person, so inherent in nature, cannot think both positively and negatively at the same time. At a certain point, one of the types of thinking begins to dominate, which then inevitably develops into a habit. And habit, as you know, forms a way of life. Therefore, pay close attention to what statements and emotions prevail in you. Start changing your mindset and start getting leaner. Right now!