Chronophobia - A fear of time and hypnosis
How do you experience time?
In the present moment? In the future or in the past?
So much to do and so little time to do it in. How many times do you feel that there are not enough hours in the day? That you always feel you are chasing your tail and going around in circles? You go to bed worrying about all the jobs left undone and being added to tomorrow's list, which inevitably means that the following night you will be in the exact same position.
In today's fast paced environment, modern man regularly sets himself insurmountable tasks to complete to an impossible timescale. The more he does, the more he tries to do and this results in failure more often than not. The progress we have made in the last century has surpassed anything man has achieved throughout all of history put together, therefore the quest to try it all or do it all is relentless.
If we look at life even 40-50 years ago, our parents’ generation did not have the modern equipment and time saving devices we have today. They shopped every day for fresh foods as the average household did not possess a freezer. Microwaves were unheard of thus there were no ready meals. Everything was made from scratch and took longer to cook. They did not have the modern washing machines where all we have to do today is load the machine and press a button. In those days wash days could be an all-day event. The majority did not have cars and relied on sporadic public transport which could add hours to their working day. It was unlikely that they would be able to afford to go abroad to a sunny destination to recharge their batteries. Bigger families were more common which obviously resulted In more work.
And yet, that generation suffered from less stress and appeared to have more time on their hands to stop and smell the roses and appreciate their life and their lot. The labour saving devices we take for granted today has not reduced our workload, we are not left sitting twiddling our thumbs as the modern washing machine washes our clothes at the press of a button and the microwave pings with our three minute ready meal. Instead we have set ourselves goals we cannot possibly achieve causing ourselves unnecessary distress.
We are slaves to our watches, forever checking the time to see how much time we can commit to the present task before having to more than likely leave it unfinished while we move on to the next. And so it goes on...
We envy those people who appear to achieve so much and yet remain so calm. How do they get through so much when, at the end of the day, we all have the same 24 hours in a day? What is their secret?
Well for one they probably don't ruminate about what they should and could be doing. They have very clear goals and strategies in place to ensure they achieve them whilst having a healthy work/life balance. So how can you too achieve this state without that constant underlying feeling of panic?
Hypnotherapy can be used to help you refocus on what is important to you. While you are introduced to a state of relaxation, your therapist can guide you and help you assess your situation and help you achieve your overall goal. Hypnosis can help you enhance your quality of life allowing you to make rational, realistic goals.
The journey is important, not the destination, so be mindful of living life in the present. Tomorrow will happen regardless so it is up to you to be prepared and ready, not exhausted and panicked.
Find a good therapist by checking out their testimonials and don't be afraid to ask those who are relaxed and successful how they achieve it, they will be only too willing to share their experience.
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About Biodun Ogunyemi
Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practiced on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in Advanced Hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.