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Rewiring your Brain for a Positive Attitude


By Columnist Ernest McLeod – Certified Hypnotherapist:


Photo Credit: William Billard, 2011 – Rewiring the Human Brain

So, what is 2017 going to bring you? Hopefully, not the same as last year you say. Now, that doesn’t sound overally positive, does it? But, many of us feel this way. We get stuck in a daily rut and wonder if there is anything worth-while on the horizon. Well, the good news is that thinking positive tends to make your life positive.

Therefore, I want to share a little secret with you that you can apply to rewire your brain to be more positive this year. Personally, I use this technique regularly myself and I also share it with my clients.

So, what opportunities do you think you could see if you saw life with a greater positive attitude?

Turning Bad Days into Good

Let me ask you, have you ever woken up and felt that this is just going to be one of those days, where everything turns against you? Maybe the alarm didn’t work, and now you are late for work, or the hot water is non-existent, and you had to have a cold shower. Any number of those other trying situations can occur that just sets a terrible flavour for the whole day. Consequently, by midday you are thinking to yourself, I should have just stayed in bed today and not bothered getting up. Then by the end of the day, you can’t wait to disappear under your pillow. It’s terrible how a bad start to the day just seems to make it all go downhill from there.

However, there is a solution to this problem that you can use daily, monthly and yearly. Subsequently, if you follow this simple technique, as instructed, you will start noticing some changes and not long after you will start each day on a more positive note.

In fact, what is going to happen is just the opposite of above, and I’m sure that makes sense. If you start each day off on a positive note, isn’t there a greater likelihood the day will end even more positive?

This technique is so simple, it will only take you a few minutes every morning. So, follow these instructions for the best results:

Prepare a notebook and a pen by your bedside, you may even want to go out and buy yourself a new notebook, to begin with. You may find that this notebook becomes precious to you over time.

Every morning, as soon as you wake up, write down 3 things you are grateful for in your life. That’s it? No one more thing. Be honest with yourself and as you write these things down, let yourself feel that gratefulness. Yes, that’s all you do. But, do this consistently every day. Write them down for at least 30 days. Now, this is not going to do you much good if you list the same 3 things every single day. You are doing this for yourself, so think, what in your life are you grateful for. Sure, over time you may repeat some things. But why not see how many different things you can find that you are grateful for?

After 30 days, you may find that you do this so quickly and automatically when you wake up that you don’t need to write them down. But you may find continuing to writing them down is a benefit. As there may be times when something happens, and you feel down. Go and read about all the things that you have in your life to be grateful for.

Once your brain has started to rewire to be grateful for things in your life and to realise how many things to be grateful for in your life, how couldn’t you feel more positive about your life?
You get it?

About Our Hypnotherapy News and Review Columnist Ernest McLeod

Ernest McLeod Headshot 1Ernest McLeod is the owner of The Hypno Coach, established in 2012, and has practiced Hypnotherapy in Adelaide since 2011. Ernest is a certified hypnotherapist and studies include Hypnotherapy through ASA and ICHP Australia as well as Psychotherapy. He also holds Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy with the American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Ernest’s wealth of life experience includes growing up in Austria, close to Vienna. Moving to Adelaide in 1991 with his parents. His mum being South Australian. With his father working for the United Nations in Vienna, Ernest grew-up exposed to many cultures. After graduating from college Ernest began a career as Software Developer which spanned nearly 20-years. Having also established himself as an internationally awarded fashion photographer, Ernest moved into hypnotherapy. Something that had fascinated Ernest since early childhood.

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