Working on your mindset is the BEST way to transform your life and truly live fully.
There’s just one tiny little problem…
You’re not consciously aware of the thoughts in your subconscious mind. So, it’s a bit harder to reprogram them if you don’t know what you’re doing (don’t worry, I’ll show you how below).
Reprogramming your brain requires you to become self-aware.
This is a life-long process. It’s like how working out is a life-long process for your physical health.
You’re never done exercising. The same is true for your mindset. You’re never done inquiring to find your subconscious thoughts.
As you have new life experiences and grow, you have the opportunity to self coach and find your subconscious thoughts. From there, you can gain a greater understanding and truly design a life so much better than you’ve ever given yourself permission to before.
- Related: Mindset Hacks (podcast)
How To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
To get started living the most extraordinary life you were made for, you have to start at the beginning.
Think of a GPS. When you type into your phone where you’re going, you first have to type in your starting point. You need both: where you’re at now and where you’re going.
The same is true for reprogramming your brain.
You need to know where you are now (your subconscious beliefs) and where you want to go (your new beliefs that you create and practice), just like a GPS.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can reprogram your mind…
- Cleaning Out Your Brain (podcast)
- How To Improve Brain Health (blog post)
- 7 Tools To Manage Anxiety (free course)
Step 1: Find out what you currently believe
Step one is to find out what you currently believe.
Choose one area of your life, such as your home, and write down what you believe about it.
For example, do you believe that your home is never clean, not big enough, and doesn’t measure up to the homes you see on Instagram?
Simply choose one area of your life and ask yourself what you believe about that area. The write.
Whatever you believe, write it down without picking up your pen. Spending time just write, write, write, for anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes.
The more you do this exercise, the more you’ll bring awareness to your subconscious mind.
Awareness is necessary before you go on to other steps. If you don’t know what you believe, you won’t be able to reprogram your subconscious.
- Believing New Thoughts (podcast)
- How To Believe Something New (blog post)
- How To Live An Intentional Life (free course)
Step 2: Notice any limiting beliefs
Step two is to notice any limiting beliefs.
Reread what you wrote down in step one above. Really study your thoughts.
For example, let’s say you wrote down, “my home is always a mess because I have small children and there’s no way to really fix that right now.”
This is a limiting belief. You believe it’s impossible for you to have a clean home with small children. Your brain will continue to look for evidence that this is true. You’ll find yourself absorbing information to validate the belief. The problem with this is it blocks you from ever thinking outside the box; from creating new and different solutions and possibilities. You can’t access any of it.
So, really study your beliefs. Find out where your limiting beliefs are. These are the beliefs you’ll want to change.
- Creating An Extraordinary Life (podcast)
- How To Find Inner Peace (blog post)
- Overcoming Self Doubt (free course)
Step 3: Create empowering beliefs
Step three is to create empowering beliefs.
Ask yourself these questions: 1) What do you REALLY want most in your life (goal setting)?, and 2) What does happiness and success mean to you?
For some of my clients in Grow You, success is being in Corporate America. For others, it’s being a stay at home mom. And for some, it’s both.
YOU get to decide what success and happiness mean to you. Decide on purpose what you want to believe. Time to reprogram those thoughts. Remember the law of attraction in that like attracts like. Surround yourself with people who have the same beliefs you want to believe.
Think about the person who has the results you want. What did she think to create the life she has? This is what you need to be thinking now.
In this step, you’re using your conscious mind control to deliberately decide what beliefs you want to have. It’s putting in the “destination” into the GPS. You need to know where you’re going or you may just end up drifting and lost.
(Thought creation is something you can start practicing now in my How To Live An Intentional Life Free Course.)
Step 4: Get into a state of gratitude and appreciation
Step four is to get into a state of gratitude and appreciation.
Whatever you want your life to look like in the future IS POSSIBLE. Your deepest desires are designed for you.
But if your current comfort zone is thinking you don’t have enough or having negative thoughts all the time, you’re never going to get what you really want. You need to think positive statements into your daily life.
When you want to change your life from a place of thinking it’s not enough, you end up creating more lack.
It’s like saying, “I hate my body” so I want to lose weight. Even if you lose the weight, you’re not satisfied because of your negative thoughts and beliefs about your body.
Instead, practice feeling gratitude and appreciation. You can love everything about your life right now AND want more. This is what I call “wanting from abundance.” It’s totally possible for you to do, and it’s really the best way to transform your life.
- Scarcity Vs Abundance (podcast)
- How To Form A New Habit (blog post)
- Scarcity Vs Abundance Mindset (free course)
Step 5: Practice your new state by visualizing
The final step is to practice your new identity (state of being) through visualizing.
This is the road that takes you from your starting point to your ending point using the GPS.
You have to actually travel the road. You have to do the work (this is what we do in Grow You, my virtual life coaching program).
It’s like if I showed you a video of how to do a yoga sequence. Yes, you would know how to do the combination, technically—you would have it in your mind. However, your body wouldn’t feel comfortable doing it until you practiced it.
The same is true with thought work.
To reprogram your subconscious beliefs, you must practice your new beliefs and travel the “road” from here to there.
One of my favorite ways to do this personally (and with clients) is through visualizing. Head on over to my How To Visualize Correctly Blog Post to learn exactly how to do this (can listen to the visualizing podcast here).
- Failure And Rejection (podcast)
- How To Achieve Work Life Balance (blog post)
- Time Management Tools (free course)
A Final Note!
Reprogramming your subconscious mind is some of the most profound work you can do in your life.
For example, I’ve helped so many women who have overcome their fear of failure, and are now dreaming bigger than they ever have before.
In my own life, I’ve used this practice to achieve the most extraordinary goals, including building a soon-to-be seven figure business and meeting Steve.
I know you can use this work to solve your challenges and achieve your goals. The best time to get started is right now, so keep up the great work, and join me in Grow You where we take all this work to the next level. See you there!