The subconscious mind has a homeostatic stage, controlling functions of our body that consciously we never realize. Such as heartbeats, breathing, etc.
It is responsible for our mental well-being. There is still a lot to be discovered about the subconscious mind, but when we talk about making things better mentally, our subconscious mind is the protagonist.
The subconscious mind sees, filters, accepts, and stores what it believes is important which is called the Reticular Activating System (RAS).
Understanding this helps us to regulate what information we feed and what to believe in.
Let’s go through some measures we can take to activate our subconscious mind, the way we want it.
Clear the Clutter
Brain filters out things that are contradictory to our beliefs. To have space for new thoughts, there is a need to challenge our existing beliefs.
You might think constantly that you cannot achieve big goals, so your brain starts believing it.
The affirmation is stored in our subconscious mind, which in turn refrains any thoughts or activity that might lead us to big goals.
On the contrary, if you clear those thoughts, and start believing that you are capable of achieving what you want, then the subconscious brain attracts those thoughts and actions, which will lead you to the same.
So, first, start deleting your negative beliefs to make space for positive ones.
First Person Affirmations
When we create positive thoughts, we tend to talk to our brain in the future tense. For example, “I will be successful one day”. This is a subjective statement.
It is more effective to say affirmations in the present tense, and in the first person perspective.
For example, instead of saying the above sentence, you can say, “I am strategizing how to become successful now”.
So begin discussing your life goals in the context of what you are presently doing, rather than what you will do someday.
Cut the Negatives
The way people tend to respond to us in certain situations depicts how they are doing in that area of their lives.
Suppose, you announce your engagement, happily married folks will be thrilled for you. People who have had unsuccessful marriages will caution you that married is challenging and that you should cherish your “singlehood”.
So, refrain from making other people’s thoughts yours too.
You’ll experience enthusiasm, encouragement, and innovative ideas if you surround yourself with individuals who’re positive about pursuing their ambitious goals.
Give Vision to Your Thoughts
If you want to achieve something, visualize in your mind that you have already achieved it.
It is just like feeding a destination on your Google maps. the application shows you the direction, while you need to hold the steering and make an effort to move in that direction.
Find ways to visualize your goals.
You can create a vision board or blog, or simply put together all the images and words that represent your goals, and make it your wallpaper.
Listen to Affirmations
Another very effective way is to listen to affirmations and music that creates numerous positive vibrations in your body.
Subliminal messages are highly used by marketing companies to make you buy their product.
The screen projects images of popcorn and cold drinks in the movie intervals.
Why is it so?
To make you aware of the fact that they have refreshments?
Showing such images, they are trying to poke your mind to buy some refreshments, because you need them.
Do you see how subliminal messages affect our subconscious mind?
Similarly, there’s subliminal mp3, which is a self-hypnosis process itself without the need to get into a hypnotic state. It’s a powerful tool for self-improvement.
Make Gratitude a Habit
When you bring gratitude to your life, the mind shifts from the hunger of wanting more to acknowledging what you already have.
In human resource departments, good employees are encouraged and given world-class work culture and this attracts new ones automatically.
Our body and brain work on a similar phenomenon. When we are grateful for what we have, it tends to attract more abundance.
It’s not necessary to wait for a challenge to begin conditioning your mind.
You’ll be surprised by the results if you start doing it right away. Only then will you open the door to opportunity, fulfillment, and success in your life.