Programming your subconscious mind is not all about listening to audio messages, practicing self-hypnosis or sitting in a trance. It’s about controlling the information that’s input into your mind from various sources. What you get out of your subconscious is only as good as what you put in. Here are a few basic program-your-subconscious mind techniques for beginners.
1. Prefer The Company Of Positive People
If you have family or friends that are constantly harping on the negative, attacking your self-esteem and making you feel as though nothing will be good, stay away from them. Yes, we all love our families and friends but if they’re not good for our mental health, we should be able to do without them. You don’t need to surround yourself with yea-sayers and flatterers. Just avoid those that continuously hit your subconscious with self-defeating thoughts.
2. Monitor Your Sleep Time Inputs
Don’t watch the late night news before you sleep. Also don’t watch brutal reality shows or movies with violence in them before bed. Knowingly or not, you’re feeding a lot of undesired input into your subconscious. Why are our children happy and peaceful while they sleep? Because we, the parents, control what goes into their mind at night. It’s when our control slips and they’re barraged with multiple messages that the corruption and the lack of peace begins.
3. Affirm Positive Messages
Your subconscious mind is most receptive to you when you are relaxed; so use the relaxed moments just before sleep and just after waking up to affirm positive messages to yourself. Keep a list of positive affirmative messages by your bed, such as “I am happy and content with my world”, and “I can achieve anything I want”. You can come up with messages that are specific to your needs.
4. Acknowledge Your Gratitude
Be grateful for the blessings you already have in your life. Make a list of all the things that are wonderful in your life and read this list before going to sleep every night and as soon as you wake up. Being grateful for the blessings received will help your subconscious manifest more blessings for you.
5. Prioritize Yourself
This doesn’t mean ignore all your responsibilities and focus on yourself. What it means is give yourself prime importance. If you feel the need to take a break and relax, do so. If you need to set aside time for yourself during the day, do so. Create a space in your room where you can unwind, calm down and relax. By doing all this, you’ll be telling your subconscious that you are important to yourself. Your subconscious will build on this by manifesting more self belief and self confidence.
6. Stay Calm, Relaxed And Happy
Dwell on the positives; when you dwell on the negatives of life, your subconscious is badly affected. Staying calm, relaxed and happy ensures that your subconscious is more receptive to positive messages, affirmations, vibrations, sights and sounds. Surround yourself with the things that matter most to you for more positive affirmation.
7. Focus On Positive Outcomes
We become what we think about; project yourself into the future as a success in your chosen area. Project yourself as a happy individual, totally content with his or her lot. Live your goals; make them a part of your existence. Walk, talk and behave as though you have achieved your goals already. Slowly you will convince your subconscious mind that the goals are yours and there’s no difficulty in achieving them at all. The power of the subconscious mind will actually make your goals easy to achieve.
8. Watch Entertainment Selectively
Over time, our minds have become desensitized to the perverse reality of violence. We are able to watch a rape being depicted on screen with equanimity. We are able to watch children being mutilated, all in the name of entertainment and artistry. We’ve started believing that all this is normal entertainment fare. Over time, our subconscious is brainwashed into believing the same and loses its receptive core, making it difficult to make positive affirmations.
9. Be Kind To Yourself
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you critically assess your body, subconsciously comparing it to the way it used to be, or to other people’s bodies? Do you subconsciously hate how your face looks? What do you mean, you ‘subconsciously hate how you look’? It’s your conscious mind that has placed all those negative feelings into your subconscious. Your subconscious is your inner seat of conscious and stored memories. It does not judge. It receives and affirms. Now look at the mirror again. Do you like what you see? Yes, you do; you are beautiful and have several wonderful traits that are worth admiring. Soon your subconscious will be filled with positive views of yourself.
Stacey Higgins is freelance content writer for SelfDevelopment.net, where you can instantly download self-hypnosis Cds and NLP Programs recordings from world’s best hypnotists.