There are so many habits that are incorporated into our daily routines, consciously and subconsciously. Some of our conscious habits are details of our life that we feel the need to do or work on. They are for improvement or a necessity that we assimilate for ourselves. Change can be difficult and time-consuming, but fortunately, the subconscious mind is responsible for your habits. In order to change habits to enhance your life, you need to understand the difference between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. You also need the right techniques to reprogram your mind for positive habits.
What do you gain from bad habits?
The subconscious habits that we form can either come in form of good or bad habits. Good habits, like the ones stated above, are ones we perform based on our daily tasks. The subconscious holds bad habits the same way it holds the good ones. Some examples of bad habits: needing attention when one is sick, chewing on nails when one is nervous, and eating an excessive amount of food at a buffet.
Usually the majority of the habits which people provide them with some sort of benefit acting as a kind of comfort factor, like eating some snack to improve their mood when feeling unhappy. This increases the desirability of maintaining the habit as it’s been considered as something helping you to get through certain periods of your life.
Nevertheless, it in fact only provides you with a short-term solution, which ultimately has long-tẻm negative consequences on your life. In addition, besides the obvious benefits that a habit may provide you with, there are often fewer obvious benefits that are causing you to stick with a habitual form of behavior. These benefits are known as “secondary gains” and tend to stem from beliefs rooted deep inside your subconscious mind.
What do you want to change?
The first stage you need to do to overcome a bad habit is to decide upon what habit you want to stop, and then admit to yourself that it is a habit. You should start by writing them down on paper.
If you want to stop a bad habit, you must strongly desire to give it up. If not, it would be very unlikely that you will overcome it as the mind does not easily give up that which it regards to be desirable.
How to break these bad habits?
1. Develop Self-Awareness
This is the first step to break free from bad habits. It’s about stepping out of your mind and examining your actions from a different perspective. While it may seem challenging as you start, you can master it by constant practice and sheer commitment.
2. Choose Your Network And Environment
Who you associate with and things in your environment can add positive and negative inputs into your subconscious. Be selective when it comes to choosing folks you spend time with.
The truth is negative people and the environment will always encourage bad habits. You will absorb negative messages if you find yourself in a toxic environment. Environmental factors include social media and news feed coupled with your physical environment.
Seek only information and knowledge that can empower you, and surround yourself with positive people.
You can reprogram your mind with positive images. Visualization is a technique that you spend some minutes each day to imagine scenes that feature you and your realities.
You can probably prepare yourself for the right scenes like a beautiful room, fulfilling relationships, and financial freedom. You can also visualize whatever you want to attract in life and reinforce your visualization by emitting positive emotions that align with the picture.
Emit joy, peace, gratitude, and feelings of love. Let them flow through you as you visualize those pictures in your mind.
Your subconscious mind will naturally adopt them as realities. Remember, visualization will enable your subconscious to discard, limiting the information that produces bad habits to absorb pleasing images that will be replayed in the future.
One simple way to install positivity into your subconscious mind is through affirmations.
Affirm positive statement in its present tense. You can say:
“I am diligent, confident, and successful,” instead of “I will be diligent, confident, and successful.”
Since your subconscious mind only attunes to the present realities, it cannot process future conditions.
Also, utilize positive statements. For instance, don’t say: ‘I am not a failure.’
Your subconscious mind is not programmed to process negatives.
Affirm the corresponding feelings.
You need to align your emotions with the realities of what you say. Say ‘ I am successful’ while feeling like a failure will only create conflict in your subconscious. Your subconscious will only believe what you say when you feel the corresponding emotions.
Say it again and again.
Affirmation is effective when it is repeated. It is not enough to say it twice or thrice. Recite them and integrate them into your day. As you say those affirmations to yourself, they will integrate into your routine, and you will be positioned to behave in line with what you say.
Practice and repeat.
If you want to be good at anything, you will need to be consistent by practicing it. Your mind needs to be trained through constant practice as well. Be aware of your environment and the things that surround you, replace the bad habits with good ones, and repeat the process continuously.
Reprogram your subconscious mind by redefining your beliefs, values, and lifestyles. Eliminate the negative ones and reinforce positive habits through awareness, affirmations, and visualization.
Overcome a bad habit that has been associated with you for a long time may seem difficult, but it’s possible. Moreover, understanding your difficulty, we have developed the app “Reprogam Subconscious Mind” with the simplest and most efficient techniques to help you. So why don’t you give it a try and let me know how you feel about it in the comment below!