The time it takes for self-hypnosis to start working can vary from person to person, because everyone is different in terms of their emotions and experience. For some people positive changes can happen after just a few days of listening to self hypnosis. You might feel more relaxed, less stressed, or more focused.
Over time, self hypnosis can even lead to behavior changes and new thought patterns. When you hear the positive suggestions over and over, it helps reinforce those messages in your subconscious mind, until it becomes a natural part of your behaviour. On average it takes a minimum of 21 days to form a new habit, and everyone is unique, so the time it takes to develop changes and new habits may differ. After the first week, you may choose to every other day for a further three weeks and then after that just as often as you feel you need to.
Think of it like learning a new skill or practicing a sport. The more you practice, the more you develop muscle memory and improve your performance. Similarly, repeating positive suggestions during self-hypnosis helps strengthen neural pathways associated with those thoughts, making them more ingrained in your thinking patterns.
Each time you listen, the deeper it works, you give yourself the opportunity to reinforce the desired mindset or behavior you are seeking to develop. Consistency is key when it comes to forming new habits. Over time, the repetitive nature of self-hypnosis helps to reshape your thought patterns, making them more automatic and natural.