Have you ever tried to lose weight?
Maintain an exercise regimen?
Do anything that needed commitment?
Do you find that when you start on the path it initially feels good but then it becomes tough to stick with the process and it then becomes easier to go back to your old routines?
If you have, understand it is because we are comfortable in our usual routine. Our amygdala, which is a primitive area of the brain, warns us when we are outside of this comfort zone.
These reactions are rooted in our biochemistry by substances known as neurotransmitters which affect our emotions.
As a result, though we consciously want to be healthy, our subconscious self senses a danger when we try to change our behavior.
How to Re-Train the Subconscious Mind
There are several simple methods that we can use to “re-train” and “teach” our sub-conscious so that it does not to signal danger to us when we try to change our behavior and achieve our wellness goals.
I have personally tried some techniques and I encourage you to also give them a try:
To do this, close your eyes and breathe in and out as you let your mind wander.
Imagine anything you want and let it be anything you want since this will allow you to be in a state of calm although when you begin, your mind may not be.
This will also help you become more mindful of the fact that you have power and strength.
2. Emotional Freedom Technique
Try the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT. This works on meridian points and attenuates the amygdala response.
Many medications work by altering the amount of neurotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin.
You can however increase the levels of these neurotransmitters by following a smart diet and taking supplements.
In addition, examine your diet and eliminate stimulant foods like sugar and caffeine since they increase “fight or flight” hormones.
Create time to exercise even if it involves just taking a brisk walk a couple times a week. This is important since exercise has been shown to release endorphins which improve a person’s sense of well-being.
This list is just a beginning. Empower yourself by looking up other ways to train your subconscious.
Do you have any other practices that can re-condition the subconscious to unblock the anxiety that prevents us from keeping on track with your goal?