The brain is complex, but humans have significant control of it. Your subconscious mind resembles a big memory bank with virtually unlimited capacity, and it permanently reserves everything you come across it. While the unconscious memory is perfect, your conscious recall is questionable.
The role of the subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data to help you respond exactly as you’re programmed to respond. It makes everything you say or do align with your self-concept, thus the need to consistently repeat positive affirmations.
Motivational activities like reading inspirational quotes has a huge impact on individuals committed to positive thinking. Focusing your thought on uplifting ideas or success-oriented sound bites can help your subconscious mind to employ positive patterns in your outlook on life and way of thinking.
The post will review how you can harness the power of your subconscious mind.
What is the subconscious mind?
The subconscious mind occupies 95% of your brainpower and supports several functions to help your body perfectly carry out its role, such as breathing, eating, digesting, or keeping memories. This kind of mind is not creative, but it can remember everything you have done, said, or witnessed. Unlike the conscious mind, which is not bound by time, the subconscious mind operates in the present state and doesn’t look at the future or the past. Since the subconscious mind occupies a bigger part of your brain, the conscious mind takes the remaining 5% and handles interactions with the physical world.
Taking control of the subconscious mind involves becoming alert and in sync with it. Doing so will give you control of your life which helps you achieve whatever you desire. Also, you can achieve your goals when the subconscious and conscious mind works together.
How to harness the power of the subconscious mind
Learn how your mind works and work with it
Sometimes an opportunity can come your way, but then the mind tells you, “You might fail’ or “who do you think you are?” Sadly these are powerful negative thoughts that can stop you from taking that opportunity. In fact, millions of people have missed opportunities to fly, advance, make money, change jobs, or marry because they were not open to such changes when they presented themselves.
The role of the subconscious mind is to keep you safe by storing and retrieving data when needed in order to help you respond as programmed. So to change your life, you need to become aware of your thoughts.
Your subconscious thoughts react to your thoughts. It does so when you’re in a fearful state or worrying. Observing your thoughts can help you stop being emotionally attached to them. For instance, when you have negative thoughts, try not to believe in them but instead shift focus to better feeling thoughts. Then apply the repetitive exposure to good thoughts, and then your brain will retrieve good answers from your memory when you need them.
Declare the things you want in life
Evaluate your life and list the desires of your life. Next, describe them in positive words and repeat them every day and several times each day. You can go a step higher and say them in past tense like you have already achieved them. For instance, if you want a new job, say, “I am excited about my new role.”
Saying such words serves as a promise to yourself, and your subconscious will add that to your life or what is called reprogramming your subconscious mind. At times you may doubt your declarations; however, don’t judge yourself, and instead, begin with a positive feeling thought. Always work towards believing the best about yourself.
Turn around your fears
At times people are afraid of being judged. For instance, when filing for divorce, you may feel fear, and it’s normal to have such feelings. But, the reasons for being fearful vary from person to person because each circumstance is different from the other. Coming back to you, what are you afraid of around divorcing? Could it be the fear of being judged, considered a failure, losing respect among your peers, or raising your children as a single parent?
The next step is to notice the answers to these questions without being judgmental and begin to befriend your fears. These will help when taking minor steps towards what you want to achieve with your life.
Look after your physical health
Taking care of yourself means exercising regularly, taking plenty of water, eating a healthy diet, and making the best decisions. Also, driving your body in the right direction helps you to operate optimally, thus removing all barriers to your subconscious and conscious mind that can prevent you from achieving your goals.
Take care of your spirituality
Engage yourself in certain activities before going to bed, such as yoga or meditation. Enlisting your subconscious mind at such a time can help you solve a lot of problems. You may also engage in other spiritual activities based on what you believe. Some people pray, read the Holy Scriptures, and more.
Look for positive examples
Your present desires could be precisely the same or close to what you had in the past. Thus going back and looking for examples of similar goals and how you accomplished them, although it felt impossible, can be helpful.
Alternatively, you may consider successful individuals and try to learn how they made it. These are persons with similar goals and values. Giving your subconscious mind positive directives is extremely beneficial, and repeatedly thinking about them will become part of the subconscious mind.
Benefits of the harnessing of the subconscious mind
- Enhanced relationships
- Higher creativity levels
- More composed and relaxed
- Improved health and wellbeing
- The strength to transcend limiting beliefs
- Greater sense of happiness, control, and empowerment
- Problem-solving capabilities.