Breaking bad habits: when willpower and motivation just ain’t cutting it!

Breaking bad habits can be a lot easier than you think.

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Today, I want to dive deep into a topic that many of us will relate to, especially at the beginning of a new year, when everyone’s talking about New Year, New You! I’m talking about breaking bad habits. We’ve all been there, right? You know something isn’t good for you, yet it feels nearly impossible to kick that habit to the curb. Well, guess what? It’s not just about willpower, knowledge, or your personal strength.

I spent 8 years as Personal Trainer before changing my life and career with Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy, and now that I’ve cracked the code and unlocked the secret to this, I want to share it with you too.

So, let’s unpack this mind boggling and frustrating challenge of why you can really, really want to change something and even know what to and how to do it, and yet you can’t seem to make it work, follow through, or stick with the plan.

It all boils down to the fact that these habits are driven by something far stronger than mere willpower or our limitless stockpile of facts we can grab from internet and all the How To lessons that go with it.

Exhibit A in the Driver’s Seat of your bad habits is your subconscious mind, steering up to a whopping 95% of your thoughts and actions. And what’s its primary goal? To steer you clear of pain and guide you towards pleasure. It’s as primal as it gets, my friends. Sometimes, these two objectives become intertwined, especially when it comes to addictions like alcohol, drugs, food, sex, social media, or gaming.

You see, we often use these addictions as our escape routes from pain and entry to temporary pleasure.

Here’s what I mean. Picture this: You’ve just wrapped up a gruelling day at work, feeling utterly drained, stressed about finances, or fuming because your boss gave you a hard time. To make matters worse, you had to deal with a customer who seemed to have a personal vendetta against you.

So, what do you do? You reach for that bottle of wine, crack open a six-pack or tear open a packet of Tim Tams (a delicious Chocolatey Biscuit if you’re not from Down Under AUS) soothing yourself with the promise of just one drink or one biscuit to take the edge off your day.

But one turns into two, and before you know it, the whole bottle, six-pack or packet of Tim Tams is now history. You feel like crap and crawl into bed shaming all over yourself because you’ve fallen into the same pattern again. Your sleep is disrupted by the alcohol, your blood sugar is in chaos, your liver’s having a party, and you’re wide awake at 3 a.m., unable to return to sleep, so you use this time to beat up on yourself a little bit and swear you’ll never do it again and are starting clean tomorrow.

The next morning, you wake up, still groggy from the night before and guess what? The problem that triggered all of this chaos is still staring you in the face, unaltered and unresolved. You can’t escape it, no matter how hard you try to mask it, numb it, or pretend it doesn’t exist.

You resolve, “Enough is enough. I’m quitting this.” And maybe, for a day or two, willpower gives you a temporary boost, or maybe it doesn’t. But inevitably, you find yourself trapped in the same cycle you swore to break free from.

So, here’s the thing: it’s not about lacking knowledge or awareness, and it’s not about your willpower either. The real issue is what’s driving you to use alcohol (or any other unhealthy habit ) as a coping mechanism. It’s what’s compelling you to seek comfort and temporary relief from your stress.

Here’s the exciting part – I can help you uncover the root of this in just one session of Rapid Transformational Therapy (yes, it’s that effective!). We’ll bypass the maze of your critical, analytical mind that thinks it’s in charge and talk with the true decision-maker, aka your Subconscious Mind.

What sets Rapid Transformational Therapy apart? We employ hypnosis to bypass the critical thinking part of your mind and connect directly with the boss in charge – aka your Subconscious Mind. Together, we can unravel why you’re compelled toward this habit, kickstarting the process of addressing the core issue because, my friends, addiction is merely a symptom of something deeper.

Read that again.

Hidden beneath every addiction is an attempt to numb emotional pain, to escape from facing the turmoil within, and to move away from pain and towards pleasure.

Just to give you a taste of what’s possible, let me share Cara’s journey. She had explored various approaches, including alternative therapies, before finding her way to Rapid Transformational Therapy. Here’s a snippet of what she had to say…

I had a BIG realisation as to why I had an addiction to alcohol, and I haven’t really touched it since! I’ve stopped through pure willpower, I’ve stopped because I don’t feel like I need it anymore!! I have worked on my addiction to alcohol many, MANY times and not been able to pinpoint it until my session with you Amanda. I can’t thank you enough!!

Cara Baxter McDonald, Adelaide SA

To wrap it up, breaking bad habits isn’t a battle of willpower or knowledge but a quest to understand the deeper driving forces. Remember, you have the power to transform and overcome these habits, and I’m here to guide you on that journey. Stay tuned for more transformative insights in the upcoming posts!

I’m here to support you with your own good fight against bad habits and I promise you, it will be absolutely worth the short amount of time and money invested into lifelong change.

Until next time, do the best you can with the best you’ve got and when that’s not working, you know where to find me.

Amanda is a former Personal Trainer, turned Rapid Transformational Therapist who is dedicated to helping you break free from self-limiting beliefs and unleash your true potential. With over a decade of experience in empowering individuals become healthier, happier and more confident, including overcoming obstacles like self doubt, low confidence and self esteem, anxiety and depression; Amanda is passionate about guiding you on a journey of self-discovery and true transformation through Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy.

As a former perfectionist overachiever who battled with bulimia and high-functioning anxiety for years, Amanda offers a unique perspective and personal insights in understanding challenges. Through a combination of hypnotherapy, coaching, and compassionate support, Amanda is here to help you rewrite your story and step into a life filled with purpose, joy, and fulfilment.

Ready to take the first step towards a brighter, more confident future? Don’t waste another trying to figure this out yourself. Schedule a free consultation with Amanda today.

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