In this video, you’ll learn a simple 4-step process for changing your habits using your subconscious mind.
I love this topic because I believe you are an inside-out creator of your life.
Lasting change can only be achieved by first mastering the inner thoughts and emotions that influence your habits and decisions.
This means that: you will reap what you sow. If you think limiting and self-defeating thoughts all day long, then you’ll develop beliefs and associated habits that are also limiting and self-defeating.
Your habits are important because they are the microcosm that make up the macrocosm of your life.
In other words, your life as a whole is created by your daily habits.
So in that way, you can think of a single day as a miniature version of your life.
Your repetitive thoughts and feelings form your beliefs, which are largely based on your past experience.
So if your past is what created your beliefs and your attitude, the only way to create a future that’s different from your current state is to change your thoughts and feelings in the present.
With that said, let’s jump into our process. After that, I’ll share the single most important strategy that will determine your success in using this process.
The first step in changing your habits using your subconscious mind is to become aware of the thoughts that you have on a daily basis.
Rather than identifying with your thoughts, when you’re mindful, you know that you are the awareness that’s observing your inner dialogue and the emotions that go along with it.
From that space of awareness, you can identify your negative patterns of thought, and the situations that trigger them.
Some examples could be: I’m not good enough, I can’t do that, it’s too hard, it’ll never happen, I can’t change, I don’t have the time, I’m too old or too fat or not smart or rich or creative enough… These are all limiting beliefs that can hold you back from creating the habits and the life that you truly want.
It’s important to note that your subconscious mind will accept whatever you consciously believe to be true and what you emotionally feel as being true (not just empty statements).
Step 2 is flipping the script of your repetitive negative thought to turn it into a positive affirmation.
You do this by stating in the present tense what it is you want to be true (not what you want to avoid).
Keep it positive by stating it in a way that makes you feel good, and use descriptive words that paint a vivid picture of what it will feel like for you to have that new habit.
For example, let’s say you have the thought of: “I’m too old to change careers or try something new.”
To flip that script, you could say something like: “I’m excited about new possibilities because every day I’m getting closer to being the person I’m meant to be.”
In another common example, you might notice the thought of: “I don’t have time to exercise.”
To flip that script, it becomes something like: “I am strong, energetic, and full of life because I prioritize my exercise.”
See how much better it feels to say that?
Step 3 is to repeat those affirmations to yourself for 5 minutes twice a day. I recommend using between 3 and 5 affirmation statements.
And there are a couple different ways you could do this: you could write them down and read them to yourself, either aloud or in your mind, or you could audio record them and listen to them on repeat. Choose whichever method works best for you.
It’s not enough to just passively recite or listen to your affirmations. You have to actively feel as though the statements are true.
That’s because your subconscious beliefs are formed by your repetitive thoughts and their associated emotions, like we talked about earlier.
As we said, you’ll want to do this process twice a day, and the optimal times to do it are the first thing in the morning, and the last thing you do before you go to sleep.
The reason for that is because the subconscious mind is most receptive first thing in the morning, before you’ve had a chance to start thinking about what happened the day before, or start thinking negative or anxious thoughts.
The reason you repeat this process at night right before you go to sleep is because it gives your subconscious mind something positive to chew on and process while you sleep.
Over time, this repetition reinforces your affirmations as your new habitual thought pattern.
That brings us to the final step, Step 4, which is to take actions to create evidence for your new belief system.
Ultimately, because you are an inside-out creator of your life, this practice will make it easier for you to take actions that support your affirmations in becoming your new habits.
So, that brings us to the single most important factor that will determine your success in using this strategy – and that is: consistency.
If you’re thinking “I’ve tried affirmations before, and they don’t work for me,” then my question for you is, how long did you practice them consistently?
That means going at least three weeks without missing a day of practicing your affirmations and creating evidence for them through your actions.
You’ll be working on changing beliefs that took years, maybe even decades, to acquire, so it’s no surprise that it takes consistent practice over a long period of time to change them. But it is possible!
Changing your beliefs and the associated habits is just like building a muscle: the more you exercise it and practice it, the stronger it gets.
And just like how you can’t stop going to the gym and maintain the progress you’ve made in your fitness, you have to be consistent in your affirmation practice as well.
If you’re still having trouble mastering your subconscious mind, please reach out and I’d be happy to support you.
Mindset and belief work are just some of the strategies we use in the Reinvent My Reality coaching program, where I help my clients consciously create the life they desire.
Coaching is the most effective way to change deeply ingrained limiting beliefs into powerful beliefs that support you.
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When you combine these hardwired beliefs with the natural negativity bias of your brain, it can be difficult to make positive changes, but it’s not impossible.
I hope this helps you bring the life you want into existence by using your subconscious mind to change your habits.
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Let me know in the comments how this shapes up for you!
Hi, I’m Bekah! I’m a Transformational Life Coach, Founder of Irie Life Coaching, and Creator of the Reinvent My Reality Program. I help people who are unfulfilled overcome deeply subconscious self-limiting beliefs, negative thought patterns, and unreasonable fears and doubts, so they can reignite their passions and begin living an authentic life filled with meaning and purpose.
My mission is to help others consciously create the life they desire, instead of living on autopilot, settling by default, or living a life decided by outside expectations.
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