The subconscious mind is the part of your brain where all your deepest desires, fears and memories are stored. It’s also the part of your brain that controls your automatic behaviours and habits (like driving a car or brushing your teeth).
You can’t directly control your subconscious mind, but you can influence it with your thoughts and behaviours. For example, if you want to quit smoking, you need to first change your subconscious belief that smoking is enjoyable. Once your subconscious mind believes that smoking is no longer enjoyable, you’ll find it much easier to quit.
Here are some tips to help you tame your subconscious mind:
- Be aware of your thoughts and feelings
The first step to influencing your subconscious mind is to become aware of your thoughts and feelings. Pay attention to what you’re thinking and feeling throughout the day.
- Identify your negative thoughts and feelings
Once you’re aware of your thoughts and feelings, you can start to identify the negative ones. Negative thoughts and feelings are usually based on fear, such as the fear of failure or the fear of rejection.
- Challenge your negative thoughts and feelings
Once you’ve identified your negative thoughts and feelings, you can start to challenge them. Ask yourself whether your negative thoughts are true. For example, if you’re afraid of failing, remind yourself that everyone makes mistakes and that failure is a part of life.
- Replace your negative thoughts and feelings with positive ones
Once you’ve challenged your negative thoughts and feelings, you can start to replace them with positive ones. Focus on your goals and what you want to achieve. Think about how good you’ll feel when you reach your goals.
- Take action
The final step is to take action. If you want to achieve your goals, you need to take action towards them. This will help to reinforce the positive thoughts and feelings you have about your goals.
By following these steps, you can start to influence your subconscious mind and achieve your goals.