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The topic of today's email: Why the first 20 minutes of your day is so important for the Subconscious mind.
Here's what we'll cover:
- About the Subconscious Mind
- About brain frequencies
- Why the first 20 minutes matters
- How The Subconscious mind learns
- What to do in the first 20 minutes of the day.
- The Reason people don't achieve anything.
“Your subconscious mind does not argue with you. It accepts what your conscious mind decrees. If you say, ‘I can’t afford it,’ your subconscious mind works to make it true. Select a better thought. Decree, ‘I’ll buy it. I accept it in my mind.’ ”
1. About The Subconscious Mind:
According to Dr Bruce Lipton, the subconscious mind runs about 95% of our days. Those Subconscious
behaviours are also learned from ages 0-7, when our brains are in a vibrational state called "Theta".
2. About Brain Frequencies:
As we go through our days, our brain changes vibrational frequencies often. We go from Delta, which is deep sleep, to Theta, which is reduced consciousness, then into Alpha, Beta and Gamma, which is when our brains are the most active throughout the day. As we get tired towards the end of the day, our brain's frequency once again winds down - unless, of course, we keep it active by using our phones or doing something. Note: Nighttime is for sleeping, so let your body get the rest it needs.
3. Why the first 20 minutes matter for the Subconscious mind:
As you can see from the image above, both Theta and Alpha frequencies are when we are most relaxed. We experience these frequencies at three major points throughout the day: In the morning after waking up, when we are in a highly relaxed state, and as we drift off into sleep.
4. How the Subconscious mind learns:
The primary way the subconscious mind works is through repetition. It's important to know this because, as specified in point #1, 95% of our behaviours are learned from ages 0-7. This means so many of our automatic behaviours are already programmed into our minds. For example, as children, we look at our parent's relationship and try to recreate their dynamic in our own lives as we grow older. Likewise, we watch how they communicate, and what they do when they're stressed - this then influences us as we grow.
The bad part is that not everything we were taught as children (even just by watching/listening) isn't useful now. Perhaps you heard parents say "rich people are greedy" as a child - this could then influence you to self-sabotage yourself every time you come into some big dollars in life. Likewise, the simple act of a parent saying "go away" to a child can encourage them to think that they are unworthy of attention. This child could then subconsciously seek people who push them away in their adulthood as it feels "safe" and "familiar" to how their parents treated them.
Just as you learned to walk by repeating the action of standing and moving forward, or how you learnt to spell through repetition, our minds work the same way. If you want to make a solid lifestyle change, you have to repeat it enough so it becomes an automatic process in the mind. If you find something hard, it's because your subconscious behaviours don't yet have a program for it. So you need to program it. If you suck at being positive, you have to force yourself to find the positives day in, day out. If you suck at designing, you have to practice, over and over again.
5. Things to do in the first 20 minutes of the morning
As adults, we only have short windows of opportunities to influencer the subconscious mind. Here are things you should be doing every morning in order to help reprogram your Subconscious, childhood-controlled mind:
- Don't use your phone or consume social media or any news.
- Do journal your thoughts and things you're grateful for.
- Repeat words (affirmations) aligned with your goals, e.g. "I AM PEACEFUL", "I AM LOVING", "I AM SUCCESSFUL", "I AM CONFIDENT", "I TRUST MYSELF".
- Meditate for 5-10 minutes
- Listen to inspirational/motivational videos and podcasts (from your idols).
- Imagine anything - whatever comes to mind. Dolphins, mangos, musical notes. ANYTHING for 3 minutes.
- Write a to-do list of 2-4 tasks you'll achieve today.
6. The Reason people don't achieve anything:
Now that you know how powerful our childhood-programmed behaviours are, you get an idea as to how hard it really is to change. It's scary to think that we are adults living with the behaviours learned from our past. We don't want to look back on our past because often times it's scary. One of the reasons people never achieve anything is because they never make the subconscious conscious. They don't identify their bad habits such as triggers and mood swings, procrastination, being in-denial, etc. Only when you become aware of your downfalls can you then start to reprogram them.
The crazy reality is that what we learn is what we teach to our children someday. Do you want them to self-sabotage in the face of stress, or become solution-based and work through problems? Would you like them to be good with money or get by just enough to survive? All of their behaviours will stem from what you CONSCIOUSLY choose to do now. Each day, make a change in your routine that helps you get closer to your goals. Identify your flaws and work on them through repetition so that you program them to become easy. If saving money is hard because you were never taught how to by your parents, start with $5 a month. Make repetition so easy that it becomes automatic. Make good habits automatic, and use repetition to undo bad habits, too.
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