How can hypnosis help you to put procrastination in the past?

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Nearly one in five of us are chronic procrastinators. Could hypnotherapy be the answer to help us stop idling, and get more proactive for good?

How can hypnosis help you to put procrastination in the past?

Procrastination. Who hasn’t been guilty of putting things off until the last minute? We all procrastinate from time to time, but why is that? Is it really due to laziness? And what could we be doing to instil healthier habits around all those little tasks we inevitably put off?

Why do we procrastinate?

The reasons behind why we procrastinate can vary significantly from person to person. Perhaps you always leave the laundry until the very last moment – the thought of all that folding and finding space to put everything away is your worst nightmare. Maybe you avoid sending in your expenses to work as the system feels overly complex, or it’s frustrating to find every single receipt so you put it off until the last minute.

Procrastination can often be confused with laziness or poor time management. However, procrastination is, by definition, an active process: you intentionally avoid a task, often doing other, smaller tasks while avoiding the one thing you just don’t want to do. When we procrastinate, we aren’t just putting something off, we’re doing so while knowing it’s against our better judgement (and often, that it will potentially cause us more problems further down the line).

One expert, Dr Fuschia Sirois, professor of psychology at University of Sheffield, said procrastination is “essentially irrational” in an interview with The New York Times. We know that it doesn’t make sense to do something that will cause us to experience negative consequences, and yet, by continuing to engage in a cycle of chronic procrastination, we know that we will experience more stress, anxiety, loss of sleep, and increased feelings of pressure. These, in turn, often create an outcome that is rushed, incomplete, past the deadline, or that may need to be redone entirely.

A 2013 study found that procrastination is, essentially, caused by our inability to self-regulate our negative thoughts or feelings around a task. These negative impressions can become attached to the idea of completing the task, leading to procrastination in the form of avoidance (‘I’ll do that later’), self-doubt (‘I’m not smart enough for this’), or even undertaking other tasks (‘I’ll just clean my desk before starting that report’).

Feelings of anxiety, resentment, boredom, frustration, and self-doubt can all lead to increased levels of stress, anxiety, self-blame, and lower self-esteem. Over time, avoiding a certain task can lead to these negative connotations growing, which can make even thinking about some of them feel stressful and overwhelming. In turn, this can lead us to avoid the tasks all over again, creating a cycle of chronic procrastination.

How can hypnosis help you to put procrastination in the past?

How can hypnotherapy help?

If you think you’re ready to take that next step in trying to overcome procrastination, it’s important to ask yourself: am I ready to change? Without the desire to change and improve, old bad habits are bound to return. Once you are ope

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

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How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

It feels almost impossible to stick to your routines and the stress of gaining weight from all the holiday goodness. I’ve been there, but over the last few years I’ve perfected my routines.

Now, I can indulge in all the holiday spirit (ya know, like cookies) and come out the other side feeling GOOD.

So, I am starting Holiday Survival Challenge to give you 21 days of healthy routines and quick workouts to check yourself off your list this year.

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What’s in the Holiday Survival Challenge?

During this three week challenge, we’ll still be working out together in MOVE App. (because short, at-home workouts are life rn).

We’re also going to have fun together on email and in my text club

Plus, I’ll be sharing all of my best tips, major giveaways, and surprises to help you enjoy this special time of year!

We start on Monday November 28th, but I have a lot in store for you before then!

Your Trainer to Help to Stay Healthy

I’m your trainer and founder of Love Sweat Fitness, Katie Dunlop.

After my own 45lbs weight loss journey I knew I needed to empower other women take back control of their lives.

As a certified personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist, I’ve now helped thousands of women transform their bodies over the years.

My 3:1 Method was designed for YOU! You will get the optimal balance of strength with quick cardio bursts in each session to build lean muscle and burn fat!

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October 2022 Book Recap

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Sharing the books I read in October and if I’d recommend adding these to your list!

Hi friends! How are you? I hope you had a wonderful weekend! The Pilot had a promotion at work – I’ll share some pics in Friday Faves – and we had a blast celebrating with friends and family. This morning, I have a ton of work stuff to do because I’m headed out of town this week for a business mastermind. I’m looking forward to a walk with Maisey to break up the day and a couple of 1:1 coaching calls.

For today’s post, I’m sharing the books I read last month! It was a hit and miss month, and I have high hopes for a couple of new books on the ol’ nightstand. Here’s the recap of October’s books.

October 2022 Book Recap

The Cancer Revolution

I picked up a copy of The Cancer Revolution because I follow Dr. Connealy on Instagram and LOVE her account. She shares so much valuable info, and I think it’s fascinating to be able to follow someone who treats cancer frequently, and successfully. She uses a blend of alternative and traditional therapies, including IV vitamin infusions, oxygen therapy, red light, detox strategies, and sauna, in addition to low-dose chemotherapy. I wanted to read this book because I’m all about empowering myself with extra tools and information, and found so many valuable resources in this book for preventing cancer, treating cancer, potentially helpful supplements and more. 10/10 recommend.

From Amazon:

When it comes to cancer, conventional doctors are trained to treat their patients exclusively with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. These methods are grueling on the whole body – and they don’t treat beyond the tumor or the cancer itself. The focus is on the disease, not the whole person – and because of this, the outcomes in conventional medicine can be bleak.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy has developed a whole-person approach to treating cancer – and these treatments have helped thousands of patients through her Cancer Center for Healing. In The Cancer Revolution, Dr. Connealy shows you how to get to the root causes of cancer and the practical steps you can take to get back on the path to healing — from balancing your body’s chemistry with nutritional supplements, following a healthy food plan, detoxifying your body and home, exercising regularly, getting deep restful sleep every night, practicing stress reduction techniques, and putting together a supportive healing team.

Chemotherapy and radiation have their place in treatment, but in many cases, they are simply not enough, because cancer isn’t caused by one thing, but by many different factors. All of these causes must be addressed, not just the tumor. The Cancer Revolution will equip you to make impactful, achievable lifestyle choices that fight the root of the disease, and that offer hope for recovery and a cancer-free life.

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Mom’s Lemon Meringue Pie

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Mom’s Lemon Meringue Pie

My mom was famous for her Lemon Meringue Pie growing up. In fact, she still is!  It was often requested for parties or sick visits. (Really, I remember people asking my mom to bring this pie instead of chicken noodle soup when they were sick!)  I often forget how good it is until I make it-then I just can’t stop eating it!

This recipe starts with a flakey homemade pie crust that is filled with smooth and creamy lemon filling and topped with toasted meringue. It is totally irresistible!

A picture of a lemon meringue pie. the meringue is fluffy and slightly browned. There are lemon wedges next to the pie.

Our kids especially love the meringue. No matter how many times I make it with them and they watch the entire process they are convinced it’s marshmallow. I guess it is in a way, but it’s definitely meringue. I love that they are so adamant. “Dad, mom made Grandma’s pie with the marshmallows!” We are starting to not correct them at all as they are pretty darn sure that they are right and nothing is going to convince them otherwise.

Coconut Rice Krispie Treats

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Coconut Lovers be warned, this coconut rice krispie treat is going to star in your food daydreams for years to come. I adore coconut and I also LOVE a great rice krispie treat, so this combination is pretty much my idea of snacking perfection.

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Coconut Rice Krispie Treats

While I’m admittedly a sucker for an amazing rice krispie treat, not just any rice krispie treat will do. If it’s too hard and it scratches the roof of your mouth, that’s just wrong.

Falling apart in your hands? That is not cool. It needs to be just firm and sticky enough to hold together, yet soft and chewy and absolutely loaded with marshmallows. If I’m indulging in a rice krispie treat, it had best be worth the indulgence.

The ratio of butter to marshmallows to rice krispies is important. But the real secret is the marshmallows, you’ll reserve some of them to stir in at the last minute. Melt the majority of them with the butter but then stir two cups in just before the cereal is entirely combined.

The marshmallows will melt just enough to stick together with the cereal. Yet be soft pillowy pockets of sweetness mixed into the rice krispie treats.

Coconut filled rice krispy treats on wooden cutting board

My other rice krispie secret to keep in mind in order to achieve the perfect rice krispie treats. Don’t press too hard when you are spreading them into the pan.

Press as lightly as you can in order to spread them out. If you press them down too much, you’ll wind up with a very firm rice krispie treat, instead of perfectly stretchy slightly sticky treats.

Remember, don’t skimp on the marshmallows. I love the additional gooey-ness the extra marshmallows provide. It seems like a mountain of marshmallows initially, but I’m promising you now that these are amazing rice krispie treats!

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