The tasks of our conscious and subconscious minds lie in two different categories. Understanding the workings of both brain layers allows us to be more preeminent and creative. We all know that the brain has two hemispheres as well as the specific function of each hemisphere. On the contrary, few people are particularly aware of our conscious and subconscious thinking. Balancing this perception will help us take full advantage of the brain’s potential.

Where lays the conscious and subconscious mind?

Neuroscientists explain that our brain functions separately from top to bottom, with the cortex above and the subcortex at the bottom. The cortex navigates the most complex thoughts, including memory, language, planning, idea formation, hearing, seeing, mood regulation, and character formation. The activity of the cortex part is performed consciously and purposefully.

The subcortex stores information to process unintentionally repeated skills and processes. Most of this activity takes place within the subconscious mind. The cortex and subcortex regions connect effectively in many ways.

How does the conscious and subconscious mind work?

Consciousness takes in information through senses and memories, then makes decisions and transforms it into action. We perceive this process through conscious thinking. We think and know how things happen.

On the contrary, the subconscious operates without our consciousness. An example of the impact of our subconscious mind on our thoughts is that sometimes, some thoughts or ideas suddenly pop up in our heads. The subconscious has great potential if we know how to effectively harness its power. The subconscious can map new avenues for academic research, creativity, decision-making, and so on.

Considering the correlation effect between the conscious and subconscious mind, the neuroscientists concluded that consciousness counts for only the smallest part of the brain’s potential. Our brain mainly operates in autopilot mode. The part with the greatest potential for action is the subconscious, which is the sinking part of the iceberg.

A lot of inventions come up based on three stages. At first, the inventor tried to find a solution to the problem but fails. Then the problem could not be solved, he stopped thinking about it and stopped looking for the solution. Sometime later, while he was not expecting anything, the solution that he was still looking for so long suddenly appeared.

How to use the subconscious’s abilities?

It is very difficult to learn to control your subconscious mind. We still do not know how to approach and open the subconscious door. But it is not hopeless. Since our conscious and subconscious minds connect together, consciousness can serve as a foundation for arousing the subconscious. In another word, consciousness can provide all the information available to the subconscious. This action communicates to the brain as a problem to solve. The subconscious will take over the information, and at any point ideas and solutions will automatically pop up.

So what do we need to do to implement that process?

Don’t plan. We cannot expect the subconscious to be active at any given time. Usually, when the consciousness is active and focused on an issue, the subconscious is not working. In short, the subconscious cannot be unleashed when we force it to work.

Always ready to take notes. Bring along paper, pen, phone, voice recorder, or anything else that can save your idea. Genius thoughts only flash for a few seconds, and you will forget them very quickly if you don’t save it in time.

Physical health training. When we have good health, our brains also function more efficiently. If we are sedentary, ideas will not appear.

In addition, in other articles, I have also introduced to you many effective methods for harnessing subconscious power. These include meditation, self-hypnosis, visualization, etc. Have you ever thought that technology can help you communicate with your subconscious too? If you want to test that out, try downloading our Reprogram Subconscious Mind mobile app.