The subconscious is like a computer’s hard drive. It stores all the information you put in, with no classification for the good and the bad information. What you put into your subconscious gradually and constantly will be engraved there. So is it possible that subconscious control can help you actively forget sad memories or break a bad habit?
It is difficult to accurately describe the operation of the subconscious. But once we need it, the information stored subconsciously can be recalled. The more you repeat it, the easier it will be for you to recall those memories. It is not impossible to forget a memory, but it takes great effort. That is also why bad habits are often difficult to break, regardless of whether it’s a physical or mental habit.
Edit subconscious negative memories
In the same way that you delete or add data to your computer’s hardware, you can also reprogram data in your subconscious mind. It is the ordinary job of hypnotherapists, whose technique is often of high difficulty. We should try other methods that are simpler but equally effective.
Awareness of negative habits in the subconscious
We cannot realize the existence of the subconscious mind when the consciousness is working. For example, you may have a habit of shaking your thighs while sitting. This happens when you do it over a long period of time, turning it into a habit. If you are aware of yourself shaking your thighs, your consciousness will stop you from doing so. But once you think about something else, your thighs will shake again. Through the instance above, we realized that in order to get rid of a bad habit, we have to improve our cognitive abilities.
With practice, every time you start to shake your legs like in the mentioned case above, your consciousness will notice it within a few seconds and stop it immediately. Many times, this bad habit will be eliminated by subconscious control. Body awareness also helps us find out our body’s problems faster, improve our health, and eliminate the risk of fatigue, headaches, back pain, and other symptoms. In this way, you take care of your body and have a reasonable relaxation regime for it.
So, how to increase awareness of subconscious habits?
Cognition is also a habit. The more you practice, the better chance you have of controlling your consciousness.
First, you need to control your thoughts. We often get lost in many different thoughts. Being so makes us forget what we are doing and many habits surface out of control. Try this to help you better control the habits: Sit comfortably, take a deep breath, and calm down. Distinguish the thoughts in your mind without dwelling on them. If these are emotional thoughts, feel them and the energies of those thoughts, instead of trying to suppress them.
Next, you need to control your emotions. Emotion recognition in each moment helps you understand the connection between thoughts and feelings: How a particular thought can create its corresponding emotion. For example, you’re going to have an interview, but just thinking about it makes you nervous and anxious. Choose a quiet place to sit and imagine the circumstance of the interview. Anxiety will come, but don’t get overwhelmed by your thoughts and your emotions. Feel without being afraid or avoiding them. Receiving such emotions without fear is a way of controlling them.
After that, listen to what your body feels. Understanding your body’s response will help you relax and heal yourself. When nervous, many people tend to bite their lips or bite their nails. Recognize this habit and immediately stop doing it. When you practice letting go of a bad habit over a long period of time, that habit will fade away. Keeping the body relaxed is the key to healing. Practice meditation before going to bed, and you will wake up to a much more alert and refreshed state.
Finally, learn to focus. Most of us, sometimes, cannot stay focused but are distracted by various thoughts. The better you focus, the more effective it will be to apply the methods listed above. Likewise, meditation is also one of the most effective ways to practice concentration. With concentrating meditation, you just need to think about regulating your breathing and staying in that state for as long as possible. If your thought begins to wander, bring it back to its original position immediately.
Above are 4 steps to help you eliminate bad subconscious habits. If you are in need of breaking a habit, try these. Our Reprogram Subconscious Mind app is a useful tool to help you better control your brain potential and do this more easily. Try it out!