Our subconscious brain doesn’t know real from repetition; tell yourself whatever you like!
So to be clear, the subconscious part of your brain doesn’t have a clue what’s real and what’s imagined. This is great news because our subconscious holds all the power when it comes to our nasty little habits.
This means you can tell yourself anything you like, for example…
I am as healthy as Ella Woodward and I have the body of Elle McPhearson, I have a business turning over £5 million a year and I live in a mansion.
Now, this might sound like utter BS to you (and you maybe right :)) but my subconscious hasnt got a clue this isn’t the case. My subconscious is illogical, irrational and non-analytical. It will literally believe anything I tell it regardless of whether it makes logical sense or not.
Why does this matter?
Aristotle once said – We are the sum of our actions, and therefore our habits make all the difference.
This means that we can change our nasty little habits by re-programming our subconscious.
If you are anything like me then you’ll go to bed thinking “Why did I eat so many squares of Lindt chocolate and why did I guzzle half a bottle of white wine???!! – tomorrow I’ll be really good and wont eat anything unhealthy or drink any wine” And then I do the same thing all over again the next day!!
The trouble with doing this is that its all a complete waste of time and energy because your subconscious is only aware of the present. The key is to trick your subconscious into thinking that you are already super healthy and t-total.
If your subconscious can believe that you have already obtained the things you most desire then it will make damn sure you behave in a fashion that reflects that.
That is not to say that things will happen overnight – we all know getting a body like Elle McPhearson and earning £5 million a year take hours and hours of dedication – the key is repetition.
Some of our subconscious behaviours are with us from when we were little children.
Were you’re repeatedly told something as a child – maybe something like…”you’re terrible with money, you’re lazy, you’re unhealthy, you’re fat “?
Did any of those things come true?
As parents we are guilty of sprouting self-righteous nonsense to our children all the time! – I know this because I have 3 children and I have done it plenty of times. The fact is, this often has the complete opposite effect of what we are after (annoying I know). When something is repeated often enough it then embeds itself into our subconscious.
This can also work to our advantage. I was always told as a child that I would be great driver and guess what? I’m a great driver – passed my test first time, only had 11 lessons, never crashed (touch wood), can park in any space, always amazing at gokart racing etc etc. I am completely confident in this and there is no doubt in my mind that I am a great driver. I was repeatedly told I would be so I acted accordingly.
We are solely a reflection of all of our habits and the things we tell ourself – so the key is to change the habits and you’ll change your reality.
Maybe start listing the things you wish to change or achieve and start re-programming your subconscious. You may find yourself acting accordingly and you’ll reach your goals a lot sooner.
The video below explains in a lot more detail..
There are also some great books that can help guide you through the process of reprogramming your subconscious.
Kind regards, Livvy