This essay is about some of the down sides to the months of winter and how using a few psychological tools you can not only survive but prosper thru the dark, cold winter months.
Analysis shows that there is a general increase in levels of stress among the western population on the run up to the year’s end and through the first couple of months into the next. This time of the year is also linked with increases in monetary unstableness, increases in domestic disputes and psychological health issues.
There are numerous factors involved in this including the pressure on cash and time for the festive season, dark, cold winter months and being the time of year that folk re-assess there lives.
There are many methods a few straightforward ‘mind tools ‘ can help to ease this burden.
The issue of stress is a complex one and I don't intend this to be a complete answer all for the issues. I do know that by taking a few minutes a day to clear out the stress and relax can have a significant effect on levels of stress. A simple self hypnosis trance induction that takes twenty minutes or less each day will significantly help. Just Google Self Hypnosis scripts and you'll find masses of good ones together with instructions on the best way to use them.
The net result of spending this time will mean more focus, more energy and drive to get all that you need done. Of course the smart thing here is to use the induction to train the comatose component of your intellect to be more effective. But more of that below.
We are significantly impacted by sunlight and shorter light hours together with spending more time inside. Again issues like SAD and medical problems are outside the reach of this essay, but by utilizing creative visualization techniques you may have an impact on how you feel. A straightforward idea like visualizing yourself relaxing on a warm beach somewhere can take a large amount of strain out of the day and bring you back to something like normality…but obviously there are a few things we are able to do to increase the benefits still further.
One issue that seems to come up continually at the end of a year is that folks re-assess what they have achieved and their goals for the year to come. The impact of this for many of us is dissatisfaction over the last year and a feeling of nothing changing for the year ahead. Here self hypnosis and NLP techniques can really help.
Your unconscious mind is the store house for all your memories, emotions and incessant behaviour. It's also where you keep your beliefs, values and identity. Using self hypnosis and NLP techniques you can draw plenty of these things into your conscious awareness and change them. The implications of this is gigantic for example:
Changing habits from nail nibbling, smoking or getting to the gymnasium. Letting go of counterproductive feelings like social tension, dread of failure and depressive states. Installing enabling concepts, convictions and values like self-esteem, abundance thinking, the ability to grow your business/role/relations
By being able to let go of destructive feelings around what you don't want and increasing your incentive for what you do desire you are creating a self propelling unconscious guided missile that's always driving you towards a better life.
Imagine being able to do this in twenty minutes a day and taking as much effort on it as you would a pussy nap. Now for the bad news, sometimes getting this level of proficiency takes training. Any good self hypnosis course will give you the tools, process and practice to be in a position to do this quickly and easily. These kind of courses only take a couple of days and are a sound investment of time and cash.