5 Tips to Unlock Your Subconscious Mind

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5 Tips to Unlock Your Subconscious Mind

Our minds have incredible potential but we are only conscious of and utilising around 10% of them.

The rest of the 90% - your subconscious - is not just the realm of dreams and imagination - it’s also a powerful computer that is running in the background solving your problems and calculating your next moves. 

To most, the subconscious is a mysterious, frightening or judgemental realm and we become good at ignoring it.

We get good at shutting down the inner critic when we are making dumb decisions. We throw up our hands and claim “but I didn’t know!” or fein confidence that you know better.

When you let your subconscious in on the conversation however, you can hear it whisper the truth. 

When you understand that your subconscious is not a cruel judge but a friendly guide trying to lend a hand, you can team up with it to help you in life.

How your subconscious can help you

  • It feels like you have a million decisions to make and you don’t know how you’ll ever choose

  • You're confused about where your life is heading 

  • Perhaps you are going around in circles, or you've been stuck in the same place for years.

  • You can't figure out the solution to a relationship, business or personal life problem 

  • You are deeply unhappy or unfulfilled in some way

 

Unlocking the power of your subconscious will get you back on track towards your goals and living a full life.

Before you try these tips

Get still. Take a few breaths.

Turn off your thinking mind as much as possible.

Find your centre.

 

Try these activities to unlock your subconscious mind:

1. Mindful Youtube Scrolling

Try this for an idea:
You can’t choose what you’re interested in.

You can have your attention high-jacked by pretty colours and other cheap tricks but if you are thinking in terms of subjects - you can't control what takes your interest. 

Meaning: there is an innate part of your core being that is tied to a purpose and it is alluded to by what holds your interest. 

Next time you are on the home page of Youtube - close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Connect to your inner Self and ask the question, “What do I need to learn?”

Then let your interest take the wheel. Go down the rabbit hole, Alice. 

2. Memory

Something your friend said to you the other day just won’t escape your mind. It might even elicit an emotional response from you - “How dare she think that…” You stir it over in your mind at night.

It may even be an old memory from childhood that has changed in quality but never quite disappeared from your mind. 

There is a vital question in your mind that has been stirred. Open it up for discussion. Be as neutral about it as possible. Sit down and take a few breaths and ask your Self " Why is that bothering me so much?" 

It may take you weeks or months to figure it out but it is guaranteed there is a hidden message in that memory.

On the other side of the memory coin - are you ever in conversation and you were just about to say something and then “dang I lost it!”

Let it go. Let the conversation flow somewhere else. By stopping the conversation and injecting your runaway idea, you might be forcing the conversation down a path that's not in your best interest. 

3. Pinterest

This is particularly useful if you’re a highly visual person.

Open the home page of Pinterest and hold a question in your mind: notice what catches your eye.

The algorithm will notice what you open and show you more of that.
It will either keep your interest until you find something juicy enough to warrant a click for further investigation.
Or your interest will wane on that subject and you’ll follow another rabbit down the hole.

There's a solution to one of your problems hiding somewhere down the Pinterest rabbit hole. Your interest will lead you to it. 

I find that I can only do this exercise two or three times a month or else I get overwhelmed with images. 

4. Journalling

Write down whatever comes to mind. If you aren’t used to doing this, don’t worry, it gets easier very rapidly.

You will find that once you give your mind an outlet, the floodgates will open and your mind will pour out onto the page.

As much as I love handwriting, I can enter a state of flow much easier when I type. My ideas can pour out onto the page as quickly as they come to mind when I type on the computer.

If it’s just for the sake of a personal journal, I won’t worry about spelling or grammar.

Just get the thoughts out and you’ll be amazed at what is going on up there in that mind of yours. You'll discover a way to isolate your problems and find solutions to them. 

5. Conversation

This may be an uncomfortable idea but once you understand it, you’ll see it everywhere and notice when you're doing it yourself. 

We use people as journals.

When you catch up for a coffee with a friend, are you really having a conversation with them, or are you just using them as a journal with a face?

When you drive home you realise your ‘friend’ is just something you’ve talked at for an hour.

The whole point of conversation is to lay an idea on the table and have another party deconstruct it to find its meaning and validity.

Which means being open to your idea being wrong.

So here is where your subconscious comes into the equation.

Do you find yourself wanting to talk about the same subject again and again?

Your subconscious is trying to work out the answer to something and it’s desperate to find a partner to play idea chess with.

It’ll settle for a conversation with the checkout lady in the supermarket if that’s what it takes!

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