That’s right – your sub-conscious is listening to your self talk. Or to put it another way, what you say to yourself.
We all talk to ourselves. It may be that little voice in our heads that says either we can or we can’t, or a conversation that we have with ourselves on some topic.
The thing is, we are unaware that what we say to ourselves is also programming our sub-conscious. This is especially true when we apply a lot of emotion to that talk.
We repeat the same thoughts day after day, week after week. Pretty soon, they become part of our DNA, the way we think and act. The thoughts become automatic when we are in a trigger situation. Something that sets us off.
The trouble with most of these thoughts are that they are normally limiting or negative. Thoughts that hold us back from achieving our goals or working for our best behalf.
These repeated thoughts results in the brain being wired to reflect them. The connections between the neurons becomes thick and strong, and then become sub-conscious, part of our Mind.
How do we become aware of these thoughts and how do we break free?
First we need to to become aware that these thoughts are limiting us, are holding us back. Then become aware that we can change what we think about, change our self talk to better support us and reflect our true potential and capabilities.
Mindfulness of our thinking during the day is a good start to become aware of what we say to ourselves. Keep a journal of what you say to yourself. This will help you to become aware of your self talk and whether it is supporting you or holding you back.
The next step is to start replacing your old self-talk with positive, supportive, encouraging new self-talk.
Until next time