Did you know that all day, every day, your environment, the people around you, and all sorts of media are making suggestions to you?
- Suggestions that affect your thoughts, feelings, actions, and results
- Suggestions that you aren’t aware of a lot of the time (subconscious)
- Suggestions that aren’t necessarily in your best interest
Did you know that you can make suggestions to yourself?
- Suggestions that help create beliefs that align with who you want to be and what you want to experience
- Suggestions that help create good habits that will get you the results you want
- Suggestions that allow you to thrive and achieve anything
The practice of making suggestions to yourself is called autosuggestion
And I love this practice! Here’s why:
In a world with a lot of distractions, endless information, and a very quick pace, it can be so easy to get into a chaotic vibration and state of being. When we spend our days being pulled from one direction to the next, we become vulnerable. We lose energy this way, we rely on habitual patterns of behavior that might not serve us, and a lack of focused attention and intentional action means we don’t progress towards what we want to be, do, and have. Therefore, our efforts become all the more tedious since they’re not getting us anywhere.
Not a fun place to be
But when we decide to start creating clarity and change for ourselves, we start to step into our power. We start to regain control of our day, our activity, our energy, and where we’re headed. We start to create experiences that we want to have. We start to make real progress and benefit from growth and wellness.
And a great way to support that clarity and change is to use autosuggestion to set up the mind to win.
It’s not a secret that motivation, inspiration, discipline, drive, and persistence, can be difficult to have or hold onto. This is because when we set out to achieve something, big or small, we start our journey in a very conscious state. We’re excited! Inspired!
But this conscious state doesn’t last
As soon as we get tired, stressed, emotional, overwhelmed, or as soon as something comes up that throws us off, we go back to subconscious patterns of behavior. These are our habits.
And that’s usually when our new, exciting goal or lifestyle change goes out the window.
For lasting change, we have to make adjustments at the subconscious level; we have to make our baseline align with our new change. We have to make what we want to believe or do so automatic, that even when we don’t feel great or when something comes up, we’re still doing what we need to do.
How do we make those kinds of changes?
By taking control of the ideas that are coming into our minds. All those ideas shape our beliefs and habitual patterns of behavior. If we start suggesting ideas that will help us set a new foundation, then we can start to shift things.
When crafting your suggestions, keep this in mind:
- Any idea you want to autosuggest needs to be something that resonates with you on an emotional level. If there’s no emotional reaction or connection, no change will come from it.
- The idea you want to suggest needs to be consistently repeated to transform beliefs and habits in the subconscious mind. Repetition, repetition, repetition, every day.
- Autosuggestion can be done in many different ways, writing affirmations, speaking affirmations or mantras, visualizing or visual cues in your environment, listening to recordings, etc. Find what resonates most with you or mix it up!
Autosuggestion supports you in taking control of what you can control. While life throws many things our way unexpectedly, we get to control our response. We get to control our daily routines, which can either keep us coasting, or take us places.
Where do you want to be?
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