Hey everyone!!!! Today, we're diving deep into the intriguing world of subconscious behaviours and how they silently influence our everyday living. Have you ever found yourself doing something without even realising it? Like biting your nails, doodling during meetings, or daydreaming when you're supposed to be focused? Well, that's the work of your subconscious mind!
Let's unravel the mysteries of our subconscious and understand how it plays a significant role in shaping our lives.
What is the Subconscious Mind?
Well, think of it as the backstage crew working tirelessly behind the scenes of your mind. Your subconscious mind is like a vast database storing all your memories, experiences, beliefs, and emotions that you may not be fully aware of.
It's like a personal assistant, silently processing information and making decisions based on your past experiences and deeply ingrained patterns. While your conscious mind takes care of the tasks at hand, the subconscious is running the show from the shadows.
The Power of Habits
One of the ways your subconscious mind wields its influence is through habits. These little rascals are behaviours that have become so automatic that you don't even think twice before doing them. Remember learning to ride a bike or drive a car? At first, you had to concentrate on every movement, but over time, it became second nature. That's your subconscious mind at work, creating habits for your convenience.
Now, not all habits are bad. Some, like brushing your teeth or washing your hands, are essential for good hygiene. But there are those pesky habits that can be detrimental, like procrastination, emotional eating, nail biting or skin picking, excessive screen time, negative self talk, avoiding conflict, over-apologising, interrupting others etc.
Emotional Responses and Triggers
Emotions are another playground for our subconscious mind. Ever had an emotional reaction to something that surprised you? That's because your subconscious brought up past experiences and associated emotions, leading to an unexpected reaction. Let me explain so for instance, if you had a bad experience with public speaking years ago, your subconscious might trigger anxiety or fear whenever a similar situation arises. It's like an overprotective friend, trying to shield you from perceived dangers.
Our subconscious behaviours have a profound impact on our everyday living. By becoming aware of these hidden forces, we can take charge of our lives and transform ourselves for the better. Life coaching acts as a powerful tool to support this process, guiding us towards self-discovery, growth, and success.
So, the next time you catch yourself lost in a daydream or indulging in a not-so-healthy habit, remember: your subconscious mind is at play, but with mindfulness and support, you can reclaim control and steer your life towards brighter horizons!
Shedding Light on the Shadows
Now, here's where life coaching comes into the picture, shining a light on those hidden subconscious behaviours. Life coaches are like expert guides who help you navigate the labyrinth of your mind. They ask thought-provoking questions, encouraging you to explore your thoughts and emotions consciously.
By bringing awareness to your subconscious patterns, a life coach can help you identify negative habits and emotional triggers that hold you back from living your best life. Understanding these influences empowers you to make conscious choices, reshape your habits, and respond more effectively to life's challenges.
Life coaching also involves setting specific, achievable goals and creating action plans to work towards them. It's like having a personal cheerleader who motivates you to stay focused and accountable.
So here is FREE download that you are invited to use. It’s a worksheet you can use whenever you want and allows you to clearly see your pattern of thought. As you do the exercise PLEASE do it in a curiosity sense and not in judgmental sense and do not label anything as good or bad. This is the first step to creating a healthier mind and therefore healthier habits so be kind to yourself celebrate your achievements.
Sending love and light to you