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The subconscious mind is the most powerful part of our minds that runs almost everything in your life. When you learn how to communicate with your subconscious mind, you will be one of the most powerful people walking around. It is the key to happiness and success.
And this is because the subconscious mind is a database for everything which is not in your conscious mind. The subconscious mind has homeostasis impulse which is a phenomena behind impulsive activities you are not in control of such as breathing, body temperature and the heart beating.
Homeostasis impulse maintains chemical balance within billions of your cells in the body. All these happens without you knowing or having control of.The subconscious mind is also a guidance system. It is what constantly processes information from your senses.
In this way, it is a survival mechanism tool. It then communicates this information to the conscious mind. These two minds always have to be in constant communication, and the communication between them is bidirectional.
The minds are continuously filtering and alerting you of what is happening around you.When you are able to control your subconscious mind, you will be able to always pursue actions that bring wholeness to your life.
Ways to train your subconscious mind to be your friend
Willingness to see the unchangeable change
The first step to be able to train your subconscious mind is to first be willing to see if it is possible. You cannot suddenly jump from being a skeptic to a believer, so you first have to see what could be possible first.
The importance of this step is that you are willing to see if it is possible. This is a great first step to changing how your subconscious operates and thinks.
Eliminate negative self-talk
To be able to harness the power of the subconscious mind, you have to eliminate all negative self-talk and negative thoughts. This is important because communicating with the subconscious mind using the conscious mind solely depends on genuine emotion, and this is a difficult process to achieve.
You should train your mind to avoid negative thoughts or self-talk. Most times, what we believe of ourselves is what is real and what the subconscious mind believes. And this is why negative self-talk has very bad effects on the self.
Try to always counter the thoughts as soon as you think them, and more importantly believe it. The first step to doing this is first eliminating all negative words when describing yourself.
For instance, if you keep telling yourself I have a boring job, the subconscious mind will always believe this and the job will always drain you. Changing this awful though patterns will go a long way in living a truly happy life
The Countering Technique
The Countering Technique is a method used to reduce negative self-thoughts. As the name suggests, this technique involves countering every negative thought about yourself immediately it arises.
The counter thought should be the extreme opposite and be positive and reaffirming.
For instance, if you are speaking to a large crowd and you suddenly think I am going to embarrass myself on that stage, counter this thought with a firm No! I am going to be so good and getting a standing ovation. Each time such a negative thought arises, do this and slowly but surely, your truth will start to change.
The Delete Button Technique
The Delete Button Technique is also a method of countering negative self-beliefs and thoughts. Negative self-beliefs are the greatest challenge when it comes to training the subconscious mind.
This is because what you believe to be true about yourself is what the subconscious is. Those thoughts are your truth. This technique involves imagination. When a negative thought inevitable trickles into your mind, imagine yourself smashing the thought with your fist or burning it on a piece of paper.
Allow yourself permission to be successful
Allowing yourself to be successful seems like an easy thing to do but it isn’t for most of us. For instance, we keep telling ourselves that once we lose a certain amount of weight, once we get a promotion or once we get a spouse, we will be happy.
By doing this, you are telling yourself that you are not happy and will not be happy till you get whatever you want. This is self-destructive as this is how negative thoughts start creeping in. Instead, tell yourself that you allow your life to be happy and good at that moment.
Allow yourself to be happy without feeling guilty about it. By doing this, you reprogram your mind to be content, accepting, healthy and grounded which ultimately mean more happiness in your life.
Do not allow people’s fear to cast doubt
More often than not, we find ourselves wrapped up in what someone else had to say about us. A good way to notice this is when people respond to some good news you have shared with them.
For instance, if you tell a group of people that you plan on getting engaged, the happily married people will likely be happy for you while the unhappily married will warn you against it. People’s fears are a direct projections of their beliefs and their own situations.
Most times, they have nothing to do with you. This is why it is so important to ignore other people’s fear and not take their suggestions or opinions too seriously.
Practice positive reinforcement
To be able to reprogram your subconscious mind, you need to always reassure yourself positively. Change the small elements of your life to positive statements. You could change your alarm name to Congrats! You could even go as far as putting some celebratory champagne in the fridge.
Put a sticker with positive affirmations on your laptop. On social media, unfollow the accounts that make you feel bad about yourself and follow more positive accounts. Read positive and motivational stories on blogs. This method involves filling up your life and daily mind consumption with positivity and motivation.
By doing this, your thinking will automatically start to change to more positive thoughts. The subconscious mind and perception of self will change to more positive thoughts ultimately leading to more happiness in your life.
These seven subconscious mind power techniques may be what you need to turn your life around. There is no doubt some methods will be difficult. All you need is practice and do them over and over until your self-beliefs start to change.
By experimenting with either or all of these techniques, you will find out what is best for you which ultimately means a happier and content life. They are also great practices in case you feel you’re stuck in life.