6 Ways to Avoid Repeating the Same Mistakes

6 Ways to Avoid Repeating the Same Mistakes



6 Ways to Avoid Repeating the Same Mistakes.  We’re creatures of habit, and we often repeat the same behaviours and feel as though we are making the same mistake time and time again.  A mistake means you’ve tried something and you can learn, grow and move on from it. We can’t change the past we can learn from it. Life’s easier when we can use what we’ve discovered to make wiser choices. Choices about how we behave or what we choose to do moving forward.


It’s been said that we keep repeating patterns of behaviour and meeting the same obstacles in different forms until we learn the lesson included in the challenge. If life’s an adventure, then unlocking what ‘s holding you back and letting yourself level up is well worth your time. Think of how much more of an adventure your life could become by breaking free of Groundhog Day!

6 Ways to Avoid Repeating the Same Mistakes

6 Ways to Avoid Repeating the Same Mistakes

1.Pay attention

 Pay attention to your patterns of behavior. What do you do over and over that doesn’t serve you/ makes you unhappy or that you wish to change?


Focus for a time on what you don’t like. It’s worth focusing on what you want to change. Then replace that with a picture or a movie in your mind of what you would like to be/ do in the future. And the future always begins now.

Hypnotherapy works by distracting your conscious mind and allowing you to access all your inner resources to rewire unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Think of it as your wise unconscious knowing exactly what is right for you but not being able to get a word in because your overthinking/ negative self-talk is far too loud. Hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis quieten that anxiety, lower the volume and allow you to make the most of your unique understanding of yourself.

2. Have a plan.

When you have identified what you don’t like and feel hypnosis is not for you. It’s important to have a plan going forward into the future. What will you do when the same situation arises in the future? How will you avoid making the same mistake again? You’ll find some helpful planning ideas in this post       Discover Automatic Willpower (welcomehypnotherapy.co.uk) This will also help with point No.3

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3. Replace it.

Replace negative habits. Eating huge takeaways and feeling bad about it? Take time to cook. Drink too much, drink more water. Choose what you’d like to work on and find a replacement that feels right for you

4. Face it.

Own the feelings that repeating the same mistake brings. Realize the impact this is having on you and those around you and you can use this as motivation to move into a better way of living. Pain can help you avoid mistakes but I prefer the idea of moving forward in a positive way….


5. Motivate 

Motivate yourself by imagining the way your life will change for the better once you’ve changed your behaviour Identify the benefits you will receive by changing your behavior. Helping you to visualize this successful you are one of the things hypnotherapy excels at. You can create a positive emotional charge with visualization and this will give you more motivation to change.

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6. Reflect

Reflect and monitor. Notice if you’ve repeated an old mistake, or avoided it. Congratulate yourself for the progress you’re making and not dwell on the negative, the more you focus on the positive the more success you will have to build on.


6 Ways to Avoid Repeating the Same Mistakes


The beauty of hypnosis is the ease of effort that comes with allowing your deep inner knowledge make the powerful changes you want to make. It may not be for everyone and identifying, facing, monitoring and making new habits can also help you break free from unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Avoiding repeating the same mistake over and over is a powerful way to open your life up to new experiences, fun and success.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help

  • Just like its name, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, focuses on solutions not problems.
  • I offer a professional, confidential and non-judgemental space. So, you have freedom to express yourself as much or as little as you choose.

The combination of traditional talking therapy and deep relaxation techniques allows you to

  • Become calmer and more relaxed
  • Become more Self aware
  • Help put things into perspective
  • Focus on what you do want
  • Become empowered and in control of your own life.
  • Come up with a plan of how you are going to get to where you want to be.

If that sounds like you could benefit or for more details, please feel free to contact me and give your mind a welcome rest.

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