Are you feeling stressed out? Is anxiety plaguing you all the time? Do you feel overwhelmed by everyday challenges in life?
Don’t worry. You are not the only one going down this downward spiral.
Stress and anxiety have become the norm in today’s dog-eat-dog world. When we run after nonsensical targets and profit margins, this is a natural fallout.
Though nothing can be done about the unrealistic expectations at the workplace or home, you can do many things to protect yourself from its aftereffects.
This article guides you through a few subconscious mind healing techniques and ways to use the healing power for stress management.
Subconscious mind and its healing power
The subconscious mind is that hidden and invisible part of the mind that stores every single detail about your past activities and retrieves it to help you deal with challenges.
You use the subconscious mind every moment of the day without realizing it. The trouble with this is that you have no control over the information fetched by the subconscious. And obviously, this leads to undesired results.
To maintain a positive mindset, it is imperative to eliminate negative and unwanted information stored in the subconscious. And also have some control over the retrieval process.
The first step towards a stress-free life would be to learn to access the subconscious mind. Though you are using your subconscious regularly, it is happening without your knowledge.
Once you have gained access to the subconscious mind, you need to reprogram or retrain it to act the way you want it to. Make it work for you rather than against you.
The healing power of the subconscious mind can be tapped into to bring about the changes you want in life.
Here are a few tips on how to exploit the miraculous power of the subconscious mind.
1. Start each day with an empty mind
When your mind is full of thoughts and feelings, there will be no more room left to deal with the job at hand. An empty mind would have enough space to accommodate them.
Emptying the mind means removing all the unwanted information that is not serving you.
An empty mind is free, more aware, peaceful, relaxed, and energized. It would have heightened intuitive and creative capabilities.
Start every day with a clear mind. Consider every day as an opportunity to reset your life and start afresh. This is important to make your day productive and rich, thereby helping you lead a happy, peaceful, and content life.
Here are some tips to clear your mind of the clutter and start on a clean slate each morning.
Begin the day with meditation. Start with a short 5-10 minute session and gradually increase it to 30 minutes.
Subconscious meditation offers the ideal way to calm your mind and prepare you for the tasks of the day ahead. All you need for meditation is your willingness and patience. It may not be easy in the beginning to keep your mind still. Concentrate on your breathing to help you master it.
Physical activity is a great way to loosen and clear the pent-up energy from the mind. You may choose any exercise you are comfortable with, as long as you are focusing on the release of the energy.
If you are the outdoor kind, you may go jogging or cycling, or trekking. Or you may opt for cardio, yoga, dance, or Pilates. You may add deep breathing into the mix to help you calm down and relieve the stress.
Writing in a freewheeling mode
Pour your heart out onto a paper when you feel it has reached the bursting point. This exercise is similar to ranting without the negative consequences as you are the only one privy to it. If you are more comfortable with typing it out rather than using paper and pen, so be it. Unburden yourself on your laptop or mobile phone. It works as well.
While at it, don’t bother about grammar or spelling. Disable the spell check. The idea is to keep writing without looking back until you have nothing more to say. Once you are done, tear up the paper or delete the file.
2. Monitor your thoughts
Pay attention to each one of the thoughts you have during the waking hours. Every time a negative thought pops up, consciously try to push it out of your mind. You may try distracting yourself and direct your thoughts to happy and positive ones.
It is important to keep negative thoughts at bay. Once you let them enter your mind, they will take root and flourish, eventually causing a blockage that would destroy peace and happiness in your life.
Giving yourself pep talks now and then helps in holding your spirits up and keeping the negative thoughts away. Repeat mantras like “I am the best”, “Nothing is impossible”, or “I can achieve anything I want to”.
3. Keep yourself engaged in activities
The adage “An idle mind is devil’s workshop” is absolutely true. Keep yourself busy in productive activities that enhance your feeling of confidence and self-worth. When you are busy and have no time for idle thoughts, the chance of negativity creeping in would be minimal.
Remind yourself that you are happy, content, and healthy, doing exactly what you want to do and living the life of your dreams. This can boost your self-respect tremendously. Once your mind is convinced about this, your stress levels would automatically come down and you would feel on top of the world.
The absence of negativity can trigger the subconscious healing mechanism. This makes it a win-win arrangement.
4. Listen to music
Music can lift your spirits out of the depths and elevate them sky-high. It is something you can listen to when you are resting and relaxing or engaged in activities. Play music when you are working, doing chores, unwinding, or meditating. Remember to choose appropriate music for each occasion.
The kind of music you want to listen to is your choice. Anything that helps you calm down, block the negative thoughts, and keep you in a happy space is good. That said, soothing music is found to work well for relief from stress.
The subconscious mind plays a huge role in your physical as well as mental and emotional well-being. Acquiring the skill to access the subconscious and learning how to manipulate it for healing your body and mind can take you a long way in leading a happy and content life.
Be aware that your subconscious never sleeps even when you do. Learn to make it work for you rather than against you. Make it your friend and do not treat it as your enemy. This simple mantra can save you from avoidable mental and physical hardships.
Learn the right approach and follow the good path to get the subconscious in your corner. This accomplished, rest assured, you are in for some peaceful and joyous time of your life.
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