There are so many things we do every day that are completely automatic, thanks to our subconscious minds. This can be a good thing and make us more efficient, it can also be our downfall.
If we aren't able to recognize and challenge the subconscious behaviors, we won't be able to put a stop to those that are hurting us, or no longer serving us.
Here's a quick video to provide you with a simple exercise to challenge your subconscious. This exercise will teach you to be mindful, instead of acting automatically, and it will teach you that it is possible to reprogram subconscious behaviors. It may also show you that you must be committed and persistent if you want to see lasting change.
Have fun with this challenge and let me know how it goes, you can post about it and tag me on social media, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I ask my friends and family what they are struggling to most with in the current situation, under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, the answer I hear repeatedly is uncertainty.
They are worried about the future…what will happen, how long with this last, when will we get back to normal, how bad is it going to get…you get the idea. They are burdened with making wrong decisions amidst constantly changing information. They are feeling out of control. Uncertainty is the word that they use to describe their feelings.
The interesting thing about this term is that I feel much more certain these days than uncertain. On a normal day, I would encounter a lot more uncertainty and lack of control than I do in the shelter at home environment that I am currently in. Sure, there are definitely unexpected things that are occurring in the world around me, but I have never been in control of each individual day more that I have been in the...