Do you want to stop worrying about your life? Do you want to improve your life by changing your habits and thoughts? Start talking to your subconscious mind before bed to improve your sleep, creativity, and more.
When you don’t know where your subconscious mind is, what thoughts and beliefs occupy it, and how it works, you must be wondering how you can manage to talk to it.
Have you heard about self-talk? Do you engage in self-talk? Who do you think you are talking to when you engage in self-talk?
It is your subconscious mind. When you talk to yourself, you are in fact talking to your subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is that obscure part of the mind that has in it every conceivable information about you and your experiences, thoughts, and emotions from the beginning of your memory.
And, it lies hidden doesn’t mean it stays out of your way. In fact, it does just the opposite. Your subconscious mind has a finger in every pie of yours. Every time you have to make a choice or a decision, your subconscious mind has the power to influence it with the information available with it.
However, your subconscious mind is not always a villain of your life story. If you can manage to keep on the right path, it can be your best friend and faithful ally. This is possible when you reprogram the subconscious mind by eliminating the negative elements and infusing the positive ones.
This article offers you tips and suggestions about how you can influence your subconscious mind and maintain it in a positive and healthy state. You will find here why bedtime is the best time to talk to your subconscious mind and how you can make the best of this activity.
Why do you need to talk to your subconscious mind?
Your conscious mind is that part of the mind that is present in your awareness. It is convenient to know what is in your own mind but unfortunately, the conscious mind has only limited space. So, when newer information comes in, the older and rarely used information goes out.
However, your mind has another section that stores every bit of information that has ever come your way. And, it never deletes anything unless you consciously do it. This is your subconscious mind.
As the information stored in your subconscious mind is not in your awareness, you don’t know what is in it and how it is used. But one thing you know for sure. When you come up with a challenge or a new situation and need to make a decision, your subconscious mind will immediately dig into its records and bring into your awareness some information it thinks of as relevant to the situation. This way, your subconscious mind plays a major role in your life.
All is good as long as the information stored in it is positive and constructive. What happens when there are negative beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and emotions present in your subconscious mind. These will have an undesirable influence on your choices and decisions.
What can you do about it?
The only way to get rid of negative elements such as negative thoughts, mental blocks, and limiting beliefs is through self-talk. By sleep talking to your subconscious mind, you can influence it.
However, self-talk is a tricky affair. You do it right and things will change for the better. But if you make a wrong move, you slip further into negative territory.
Here are some of the prominent benefits of talking to your subconscious mind.
- You can avoid getting into a cycle of negative thinking.
- You can desist endless replays of adverse events.
- You can prevent automatic negative responses.
- You can get rid of fears, anxiety, and stress.
- You can adopt a positive thought process.
- Your quality and duration of sleep will improve.
- You wake up feeling refreshed and cheerful.
- You can trigger positive thoughts and emotions, leading to positive events.
How to talk to your subconscious mind?
The ideal time to communicate with your subconscious mind is when it is calm and peaceful. When it is relatively silent with not much chatter going on, your subconscious mind will be more receptive to suggestions.
During the day, your mind will be preoccupied with various things. So, the perfect occasion for this activity is early in the morning right after you wake up and at night just before you fall asleep. The idea is to keep your conscious mind still and silent and get it out of the way.
You have multiple choices to talk to your subconscious mind. But what works for one may not work for another. So, ultimately, it is up to you to decide what is the best method. Allow your intuition to guide you to the right approach.
More than the method, it is the awareness of such a possibility is available that is more important. Awareness that you can communicate with your subconscious mind and help to transform it into a storehouse of positive thoughts, emotions, experiences, and memories.
Some subconscious mind exercises you can use while talking to your subconscious mind are:
The emotion of gratitude has a powerful and positive influence on your mind. As you lie down and wait for sleep, think of a day’s event that you feel thankful for. As you replay the scene in your mind, allow yourself to drift off to sleep.
There is no better way to fall asleep than this. Nor is there an easier way to influence your subconscious mind.
2. Assign your subconscious mind an identity
In your usual self-talk, as the name suggests, you take both sides. You ask questions and you end up answering them. However, you can tweak this method slightly to get more out of it.
You can assign an identity to your subconscious mind, such as that of someone you admire and respect. You can assign it the identity of a famous personality from the present times or even from history. Such as Oprah, Einstein, or Paulo Coelho. It has to be someone who can answer your questions and resolve your problems.
When your subconscious mind takes on the role of these personalities, it will rise above your intelligence level and offer you good counseling. Ask anything you want and listen to the answers.
3. Visualize your dream
So, you have this dream and wish for it to come true. You can use your imagination to make it happen.
You know the final scene of your dream and work it backward to make a full video of it. Replay this video in your mind on repeat mode until you fall asleep.
This can help you manifest your desire as well as fill your mind with positive energy vibrations.
4. Imagine it in “live”
This is visualization with a difference. Instead of a made-up recording of the imagined event, here you are imagining only the one image and seeing the rest as a live feed.
You are right there in the scene experiencing emotions and reactions. By introducing your sensations, you can make the experience more intense and effective.
For example, if it is a wedding you are visualizing, when you are in the imagination, look around you and take in the atmosphere. Use your touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing to amp up your positive energy.
This may not be easy to understand but if you get it right, it can be very helpful. You imagine your “old self” thinking about the future, which is now. Your “old self” is wishing for exactly what you possess now.
A simple example is someone on a weight loss journey, say for two years. You have progressed so far and lost the pounds you were aiming for. However, when you started the weight loss plan two years back, you must have dreamed that one day you would be looking like how you are now.
This psychological trick is guaranteed to work wonders every time.
6. The Q & A session
Ask your subconscious mind the question you want to find the answer to. Your subconscious is well-equipped to guide you and resolve your problems.
As you wait for the sleep to wash over you, present your problem to your mind. You need not come up with an answer at all. You ask the question and leave it at that.
When you wake up, pay attention to your thoughts. You will find the answer or solution to your problem there.
Release your inner voice and start talking to your subconscious mind before bed today
Your subconscious mind absorbs any information that comes its way and stores it for later use. This means both positive and negative thoughts and beliefs will find their way into your subconscious mind. However, these negative elements can create harmful effects at a future date.
Getting rid of the adverse beliefs and thoughts is one of the main goals for the communication session with your powerful subconscious mind. With the right approach and the right time, this mind work would be a walk in the park for you.