I woke up this morning feeling tired, almost as if I hadn’t slept at all, and wondered why on earth I drank that wine last night! It’s now well past mid-day, and I still feel well below par, my head feels heavy, I’m hungry and thirsty…and most of all I’m really annoyed at myself. Just to set the record straight, I didn’t even drink that much, not really. Having said that, I’m not entirely sure…I was out in a beautiful restaurant in Chicago with a group of people and the waiter kept on topping up everyone’s glass. You know the story; you’ve been there, done that.
Oh yes, I know I could have said “no thank you”, but the wine was nice, the company was great, everyone was having fun. I didn’t think at the time that I could have had more than a couple of glasses of wine, but my body is telling a different tale. It’s a very long time since I last felt like this, and I want to make myself very, VERY aware of how much I hate this feeling. Because I know that if I really focus on this feeling and ensure that my mind indelibly records how bad I feel, this feeling, this memory will help me to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. I plan to use this feeling to my advantage in the future.
It’s all too easy to not pay attention, and to just go along with the crowd in these sorts of social situations. You just “go with the flow”. It is easy to create innumerable habits relating to the consumption of alcohol; perhaps you have a glass of wine when you get home from work, to just help you relax and wind down, or you have a drink after the kids go to bed, or you go to a bar on the way home from work, etc, etc.
Once something has become habitual, it also becomes difficult to change. That drink becomes associated with a feeling in your mind. You can come to think that it will relax you, de-stress you, release your anxieties, help you to sleep, and so forth. In your mind you record these benefits because this is what you are focusing upon. These associations soon create a habitual expectation of this benefit, a link in your mind which says “alcohol=relaxation and fun”. In effect you can easily create an alcohol dependency in this way, as an additional thought could easily be “no alcohol = tense, anxious, and ratty”.
And so what I am doing today is “unpicking” the “alcohol = fun” link and replacing it with something new. My new association with alcohol runs along the lines of “wine=feeling really terrible for hours and hours and ruining an entire day of my life.” And I am going to embed this new pattern of thought into my subconscious mind with the help of hypnosis.
Your habitual thoughts and behaviors are stored in your subconscious mind. Last night, I didn’t even think about drinking wine; I just drank it out of habit in that type of situation. To change a habit, you need to access your subconscious mind and hypnosis allows you to do just this. If you, like me, would like to change your habits associated with alcohol, then hypnosis is the key.
Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and is normal and natural. With hypnosis you can change old habits and create new ones quickly and easily. You can learn to use hypnosis quickly and easily simply by listening to a hypnosis download. You will be amazed how easy it is for you to overcome alcohol dependency and feel fantastic every day.
Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads for health and well-being.