Do you have annoying habits you really want to stop? Do you sometimes forget to cover your mouth while yawning or get upset about constantly making the same mistakes at work? Then you should get to know your subconscious mind.
The subconscious is, in fact, the most powerful tool we have. It is the part of your brain that makes you function in everyday life. If programmed in the wrong way, however, the consequences can be devastating.
In this article, we will explain what the subconscious is, how it works and how you can reprogram it to your advantage. With a little work, you can put an end to all the unpleasant habits you may have. End bad habits today and optimize yourself!
Jump ahead to any of the sections below:
- What Is The Subconscious Mind
- How Does the Subconscious Mind Work
- How To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
- Tips and Tricks on How to Access the Subconscious
What Is the Subconscious Mind
Your mind is divided into two main parts. The conscious and subconscious mind.
Consciousness is the creative part of our brain. This part is active when you consciously perceive things. Consciousness allows us to make decisions. When you go to sleep, that part of your mind turns off.
The subconscious, on the other hand, is everything we experience and perform passively. It controls most of our lives. 95 % of the thinking is done here. Since it is very difficult for you to control this part of your mind, you have actually no access to 95 % of your mind.
Think of your subconscious as a machine that executes instructions. It is the powerhouse, similar to a robot. It only executes commands and is totally uncreative. What kind of automatism it executes when, depends on how you programmed your subconscious in the past.
Every single habit you have is the result of conditioning and programming your subconscious. These habits are automatisms that are triggered by your subconscious as soon as a certain situation occurs. They can be activated even by the slightest trigger, for example, a certain time of day, a place or a person you see.
Habits are not only physical activities, such as drinking coffee or brushing your teeth after waking up. The way you think about yourself and other people is also a mental habit. If you control your subconscious mind, you will be able to activate these mental habits in a controlled way and make use of them.
Here are some examples of mental habits that you might want to turn off:
- You blame everyone else, but yourself. You don’t take responsibility and redirect it to others.
- You keep complaining instead of taking action. You focus too much on the problems and how big they are instead of working on solutions.
- You choose the victim role in each scenario. This is because you see yourself as a victim of your destiny.
- You’re too focused on the past. You get upset about things that have happened in the past and burden yourself with the problems of the past. The past is over, there’s nothing you can do about it now.
- You are involved in a constant competition that has spread to all areas of your life.
- You feel insecure and are always looking for other people’s agreement.
How Does the Subconscious Mind Work
Your subconscious mind, whether you want to admit it or not, is shaped by your environment. Above all, mental habits are being programmed in by parents, friends and all people who are important to us.
In order to understand how the subconscious mind works, think of it as a kind of register. It learns, stores and organizes the behavior patterns and routines you have built up over the years. It communicates constantly with the conscious mind and interprets the emotions and thoughts that come from it. As a result, it triggers the corresponding reaction that it found in the register. The subconscious mind power is the automation of your behavior and the way you think.
Just as important is the fact that conscious and subconscious mind influence each other. Just as the conscious dictates the content of the register, the subconscious dictates how you perceive things in the conscious mind. It influences you in how you sense emotions and shape thoughts.
If your subconscious is programmed incorrectly, it can have serious consequences for your conscious mind. Above all, mental habits play an important role here. If you have stored negative thinking habits, you will trigger negative automatisms with your conscious mind and see most things negatively.
When you manifest in your subconscious that you don’t deserve anything, for example, it will prevent you from being successful by demotivating you.
Even if your conscious mind is the active component, it is influenced by the “filters” you have manifested in your subconscious. So if you change your subconscious mind, you will have full power over how you perceive your surroundings and how you see certain things. This way you can optimize your behavior, establish your desired mindset and live your life the way you want.
To gain control over the way you think, you must begin with the conscious mind. Reprogram the right thoughts into the subconscious and change the content of your register piece by piece. If you manage it to unleash the power of your subconscious, you’ll be unstoppable.
Depending on how you see it, the power of the subconscious mind can be both. A curse and a blessing.
How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
After explaining what the subconscious is and what power it has over you, we now go ahead and explain how to reprogram the subconscious mind.
Here is a good test when it comes to reprogramming your subconscious mind. In the first step, ask yourself the following questions:
- What is your mind afraid of?
- What do you believe in? What are your values?
- Is there something you tell yourself every day?
You probably won’t have an answer to those questions right away. That’s because your subconscious is doing this kind of thinking for you. A lot happens on autopilot. Our mind activates its protective mechanism and relieves us of routine tasks so that you can concentrate on more complex things.
Observing your behavior and reactions more attentively has two advantages for you. On the one hand you will understand yourself better and on the other hand, it will be easier for you to reprogram new ideas and ways of thinking into your subconscious.
To successfully change your subconscious, you must first understand how it works. First of all, you should know that your mind cannot distinguish between imagination and reality. For example, once you imagine driving in a sports car, your mind will start preparing your body for that.
In addition, your subconscious works with the power of repetition. Repetition creates habits. You should also pay attention to that if you want to reprogram your subconscious.
Imagine something and tell it to yourself often enough. Your subconscious will begin to store this mindset. This is the only way to successfully stop unwanted mental habits and replace them with new ones. That’s why positive affirmations work so well. They address the fundamental way that the subconscious works.
The best way to reprogram the subconscious mind is to repeat these “new” thoughts daily. This will turn the desired thought into a habit. That’s the case when you start thinking like that without repeating it all the time.
Suppose you don’t like the smell of coffee. Every time you walk past a café, your subconscious confronts you with a negative experience. This is because you have stored and programmed a fundamentally negative thought in your register.
If you want to change your subconscious, every time you walk past that café you’ll have to tell yourself, “I like the smell of coffee.” It will take a little time to program the new thought. After a certain time, you will no longer have to tell yourself the phrase “I like the smell of coffee“, you will automatically develop positive thoughts as soon as you perceive the smell of coffee.
This may seem strange to you at first, but this method is effective. This way you can fundamentally change your behavior, character and thus also your life. If you can reprogram little things like the smell of coffee, what can you do for your career or other aspects of your life?
However, it is important that you observe your thoughts in an unbiased and neutral way. Stand mentally above your thoughts and observe them “from above”. Imagine being a neutral observer of your thoughts.
As soon as you start to interpret, however, you give your subconscious mind the command to look for a filter for your point of view. That, in turn, will influence you in forming your opinion.
Tips and Tricks on How to Access the Subconscious
We explained what your subconscious is, what it can do and how you can use it. The next step is to give you some tips and tricks on how to tap into your subconscious mind more easily. These beginner tips are especially helpful if you have issues reprogramming the subconscious mind.
To access the subconscious mind, you should definitely try the power of brain waves and binaural beats. They can be the key to success. The reason is that our mind works at different speeds. The brain activity is measured in frequency.
Especially interesting are the alpha and theta waves.
Alpha waves are also called the door to the subconscious. They put you in a state of relaxation and inner peace. If you have inner peace, it will be easier to listen to your inner voice and thus better understand your subconscious.
Tapping into the subconscious mind is easier in the alpha state because you are not caught up in thoughts. This is where the binaural beats come into play. With binaural beats, you can consciously accelerate or slow down your brain activity. In other words, binaural beats give you the ability to specifically cause an alpha or theta state.
The same applies to theta waves. When you are in the theta state, you have an expanded imagination and activate your creative reserves. This is particularly helpful when you want to visualize things that your subconscious should accept directly.
Since your mind is not able to distinguish between reality and imagination, this is a good training for your subconscious mind.
As we have already mentioned above, it is important to observe your thoughts unbiased. However, since this is a problem for many, it can be a good idea to start meditating. This way you will learn to observe more and interpret less.
Through daily meditation, you will significantly improve the ability to see thoughts abstractly and “from above”. It will be much easier for you to tap into the subconscious mind.
Similar to binaural beats, meditation will let you dive into the mode of relaxation and make your mind send out theta waves. Through these theta waves, you can access your subconscious more easily.
Apart from the fact that meditation can help you to attain inner peace, it also helps you to be more mentally stable and spiritually advanced. It helps you to break down any mental barriers or limitations you have in your subconscious.
That’s why meditation can be a good option if you want to gain access to the subconscious. We published an entire article on meditation that you can access here.
Positive affirmations are positively formulated statements that serve self-conviction. They are an effective way to talk to your subconscious mind and ask questions.
They use the way your subconscious works: By the power of repetition and the fact of not being able to distinguish between reality and imagination. You define positive affirmations that are important to yourself and repeat them several times a day. This is how you convince your mind to accept a certain state that you pretend to be the reality.
What is important here is not only the repetition itself but also that you really talk to yourself several times a day. No matter when. The main thing is to make it a routine until you no longer need the positive affirmations because you have manifested them in your subconscious.
You will literally start to change your way of thinking – about money, yourself and your life.
Finally, here is a video that shows you one of the most proven techniques for programming your subconscious mind:
The subconscious controls most of our lives. It is the power center of our mind and takes many daily thinking procedures from us. You and your environment have trained it over the years to do so.
The power of the subconscious mind is limitless. It affects your view of things and your reality. Depending on how your subconscious is programmed, you will see and comprehend certain situations. So it’s up to you if you let your subconscious influence your world positively or negatively.
We have shown you the most common techniques to gain access to your subconscious mind power. Be careful, though, if you want to enter the subconscious. You have to be one hundred percent sure that you really want to program the new way of thinking in the long run. Otherwise, you can do more damage than you may realize.
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