Reprogram your subconscious mind

Take Control of Your Life by Reprogramming Your Subconscious Mind

Do you get unexplainable anxiety over things that otherwise seem simple? Are you constantly worried about failing? Do you feel self-conscious or judged in situations that are most likely safe?

These feelings usually come up because of the pre-determined programming of our subconscious mind. This part of our brain is in control of many of our basic actions such as walking, eating, digesting food, and so much more. These are acts that are on auto-pilot, meaning we don’t need to consciously think to be able to do them.

The subconscious is also responsible for many of our emotional reactions, many of which stem from fears and trauma that are based on the experiences we’ve had as children and even as adults. It helps us learn new skills, processes information, and has an impact on everything we think, say, and do - and most of us are unaware of it. Our subconscious maintains our beliefs and values, stores our memories, and monitors all of the information in our environment. It selects what is conveyed to our conscious mind.

Because our subconscious stores all of our memories, its job is to keep us safe based on the experiences we’ve encountered in the past. This isn’t always a positive thing because it reacts based on our experiences and thoughts - whether those are positive, negative, true, or false. The subconscious likes to play safe and stay within what’s familiar even if it does not necessarily contribute to our growth.

This is why we have instinctive reactions of fear that may not match our conscious assessment of danger. Our subconscious is also responsible for our limiting beliefs and self-worth. For example, if we grew up being teased about our weight, this can lead to self-criticism as an adult even if those doing the teasing meant no harm. This is why many people in great shape still struggle with insecurities about their weight.

The subconscious mind also stores information and experiences that are not necessarily our own. If we grew up around people that are angry, fearful, and insecure, we tend to adopt those traits in adulthood. It may seem like we’re doomed for failure if we didn’t have the most ideal life experiences, but the great thing about our subconscious mind is that we can reprogram those limiting thoughts with our conscious mind.

Despite the subconscious taking up 95% of our brain, the conscious 5% can decide what happens in the present moment. Once we become more conscious of our thoughts and learn to observe them rather than treat them as fact, we are able to shift the subconscious to create better thoughts, habits, and reactions to situations.

Bidirectional communication exists between the subconscious and conscious minds. The subconscious mind communicates with your conscious mind whenever you have an idea, a memory, an emotion, or a similar situation from the past. This is our mind’s natural instinct, but we can actually do the reverse and let our conscious mind communicate with the subconscious. When we are able to consciously choose where our energy, time and thoughts are spent, we can shift our subconscious programming to adopt healthier and more positive reactions. Over time, we can let go of the fears and anxieties from the past that still limit us in the present.

Here are a few ways you can reprogram your subconscious mind to take control of your own thoughts, instincts, and life:

Shift Your Point of View

Every single person goes through inevitable lows. These moments are crucial when it comes to determining the kind of thoughts we choose to have. Many people adopt limiting beliefs when hardships arise due to the fear of these challenges happening again.

Examples of this is a child of divorced parents who might believe that it’s in his or her DNA to have unhealthy relationships or someone who drowned once that is deathly afraid of all bodies of water. These limiting beliefs can stop us from living life to the fullest and hinder a lot of our growth. It’s important to address these notions and shift them into something more positive. This can be like replacing the thought “I drowned once therefore all bodies of water are dangerous and I can drown again,” to “I am not in any harm and I can keep myself safe.”

Shifting our point of view towards our shortcomings and challenges helps us overcome the notions that limit us. When we change the way we see things, the things we see gradually changes along the way.

Practice Gratitude Everyday

Finding things to be thankful for daily is one of the best ways to reprogram your subconscious mind. You shed more light on the positive when you choose gratitude over criticism and fear. This rewires your brain to focus on what you have rather than what you think you need. It also permits you to be more accepting about the events in your life because you are no longer suspicious of them and can always find the good despite the bad.

You can welcome change, appreciate the fact that life never stays the same, and treasure the present for what it is. Take some time daily to notice all the things, situations, and people you are grateful for. This will instantly raise your vibration and improve your mood. When you practice gratitude consistently, you will find that no matter what you go through, your subconscious will always find a reason for joy.

Make Use of Affirmations

Bob Proctor said: “Every thought you think, and every word you speak is an affirmation. If you affirm something often enough - whether it’s positive or negative, it will show up in your life.”

Affirmations are statements that we consciously repeat to ourselves, either mentally or aloud, that represent examples of thoughts or experiences that we would like to constantly have. They are frequently used in journaling, and we repeat them to ourselves mentally by writing them down. Affirmations can come in a series of several sentences that we repeat each time we sit down and give them our whole attention, or they can come in a single word that we repeat almost like a mantra.

When coming up with affirmations for yourself, it’s important to come up with “I” statements that are relevant to your ideal situation. For example, if you tend to feel inadequate no matter how well you are actually doing, your affirmation could be something like “I am whole and I am enough.” Repeating this phrase to yourself consistently will eventually reprogram your subconscious to believe in it, and you’ll find that your feelings of being inadequate will slowly dissipate.

The key to reprogramming our subconscious mind heavily depends on channeling our consciousness. It’s necessary to be aware of our conscious thoughts and to be intentional about our own self talk. An excellent way to train ourselves to be aware of our conscious mind is by creating a daily practice that involves doing so. This can include yoga, meditation, journaling, or even just making it a habit of doing things with intention.

Adding mindfulness to everyday tasks trains our minds to always be in the present and not dwell on negative thoughts. Be fully present whenever you practice self-care or simply when you get ready in the morning. Try incorporating a daily ritual wherein you are fully conscious and in the current moment. A tea time practice is a perfect way to do this because it allows you to sit with yourself and nourish your body at the same time.

Our Premium Ceremonial Grade Matcha is a perfect companion for your daily tea ritual. Take the time to consciously celebrate life daily as you sip on its nutrient-giving properties and notice how you can quiet your mind and teach your subconscious more healthy patterns over time.

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