In order to make your self hypnosis practice more effective, you need to be aware of certain principles. If you are not aware of the following principles, your self hypnosis proactice may not be as effective as it could be.
1. Every thought affects the body.
Although the mind and the body are generally thought to be separate, it doesn’t work that way in practice. Mental stress is known to create tension in the body, and even contribute to stomach ulcers. So be aware of your thoughts and emotions. If you are frequently negative about yourself or your circumstances, it is essentially the same as practicing negative self hypnosis.
2. What you expect tends to be brought to reality.
If you wake up telling yourself you are going to have a bad day, you probably will. Your expectations drive your results in life. Negative expectations about your life is the same as negative self hypnosis.
3. Imagination is more powerful than knowledge.
You ‘know’ monsters don’t exist, yet watching horror movies at night can cause fearful nightmares. There is no contest, imagination will always win over ‘knowledge’. Another importance reason for positive thoughts and visualizations in your practice of self hypnosis.
4. What you resist the most will be hardest habit to shake.
Have you ever tried to stop a habit, and found that it was harder than you realized? Maybe you tried to go on a diet, and suddenly, foods that didn’t appeal to you before, suddenly looked very appetizing? Oddly, when you resist something it tends to stick with you. This is because when you resist something, you are thinking about the very thing you are trying to resist, so it’s always on your mind.
It’s as if someone told you that they would give you a million dollars if you didn’t think of a pink elephant all day. You don’t usually spend your time thinking of pink elephants, but trying to resist the image of a pink elephant with a million dollars at stake would be impossible.
The habits you resist tends to stay with you, which means that when it comes to affirmations for self hypnosis, you need to phrase the affirmation in the positive, such as, affirm what you want to achieve and NOT on what you want to resist.
Following these four laws of the mind with your day to day thoughts, will guide in a positive direction. Your thoughts also create your internal emotions, which has the same effect as self hypnosis. So you must be aware of your thoughts, in order to create the life that you desire.