How To Reprogram The Subconscious Mind To Improve Yourself (For The 40 +)

Would you be interested in learning how to reprogram the subconscious mind to improve yourself? Tapping into your inner self to reach your true potential and overcome your limiting beliefs is essential once you reach your 40s and beyond.

You can do this by accessing your subconscious mind which is a vibrant and mysterious force that can work for you if you nurture it properly. It can give shape to your beliefs, behaviors, and outcomes in life.

The power of the subconscious is often overlooked and underestimated. Learning how to reprogram your subconscious mind is a skill you should explore to unlock your true self and fulfill your dreams.

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How to reprogram your subconscious mind

What Is Subconscious Reprogramming?

Subconscious reprogramming is a powerful tool that you can use to manifest your desires and create the life you have always wanted over time.

The concept of programming or tapping your subconscious is based on how you perceive yourself and your environment and how you respond to different situations.

You may not be aware but your subconscious influences many aspects of your life. Understanding how to reprogram the subconscious mind is the first step you can take to control your thoughts, let go of your past, and achieve your goals.

After months of research and experimentation, a professor was able to successfully reprogram the subconscious minds of her laboratory subjects. When asked how she achieved such an unprecedented feat, her response was surprising and inspiring – “I just taught them how to dream differently!”

Her discovery provided novel insights into the power of the mind and seemed to have no limit on its applications. Little did anyone know that what the professor had done was replace everyone’s nightmares with daydreams allowing them to feel comfortable though they had stepped out of their comfort zone.

So let us look at some of the ways of how to reprogram the subconscious mind so that you create positive changes in your life.

Are you interested in knowing about yourself and how your mind works? Take this short quiz, you will have an idea.

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How To Reprogram The Subconscious Mind With Affirmations

One of the best ways of tapping into your subconscious mind is by the use of positive affirmations. Affirmations bypass your conscious mind with its tendency to examine and judge everything and go straight to your subconscious mind.

Used consistently for a sustained period, positive affirmations can successfully reprogram your self-talk to make it more positive and upbeat.

This unleashes the power of your subconscious to help you achieve your goals because you remove the blocks created by self-doubt and a negative self-image.

Using positive affirmations in this way is simple but you need some time to be able to reap benefits out of it. First, you need to know the biggest issues you have to work on.

Pick the ones that stand directly between you and your goals, not the ones that are only minor obstacles. Write them down so you know what you need to work on to improve yourself.

Over the years there will be a lot of things in your life that you need to work on. These issues may be self-confidence, doubt, fear, or anything that stands in your way.

You should only work on one issue at a time. Find or create some positive affirmations around it that speak to you. You only need two or three affirmations. You can find plenty of affirmations online and in books or write your own.

The only requirements are a) these affirmations must be positive and b) they need to resonate with you. If both things are not true, you will not succeed with this method.

Next, you are going to start speaking aloud, thinking, or writing down these affirmations 3-5 times each several times a day.

Many people speak them aloud in front of a mirror or while driving. You can think of them to yourself when you are around other people. All you need to write them down is a pen and a sheet of scrap paper.

You can also use a combination of these three methods throughout the day.

You should use your affirmations no less than three times per day -once in the morning, once before bed, and once sometime during the day.

The more you use them, the better and faster they will work. You must be consistent and use the affirmations every day for them to work.

Over weeks or a few months, these affirmations will sink into your subconscious and reprogram the subconscious mind your self-talk, and your self-image.

The negative thoughts they are replacing will slowly fade and eventually become extinguished entirely. When you see success with one issue, you can move on to the next.

If you want some ideas for manifestation, read the blog post Manifestation Ideas: 21 Life Changing Things To Manifest by my friend Jenny Cotton

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Does Meditation Help In Reprogramming Your Mind?

You have undoubtedly heard about meditation and its many uses including the ability to program your mind. It is one of the best, if not the best, methods on how to reprogram the subconscious mind.

Meditation is primarily used to tap the subconscious mind and has been used for thousands of years because it works so well.

There are many forms of meditation. The most common, and the one you have probably heard about several times, is the method where you sit cross-legged and focus on your breathing while clearing your mind of all thoughts. That is one method, yes, but it does not work for everyone.

Not only do some people not like traditional meditation, but others simply cannot use it due to issues such as ADHD. The other forms of meditation tend to be much more user-friendly for them.

A few of the kinds of meditation available for you to choose from include

  • mantra/chanting meditation,
  • movement mediation,
  • progressive-relaxation meditation,
  • focused meditation,
  • mindfulness meditation,
  • loving-kindness meditation,
  • guided meditation,
  • and visualization meditation.

You can spend some time learning about the different forms of meditation to find the one that is best for you. You do not need a teacher or a class to learn meditation.

Though for some kinds of meditation, such as guided meditation, you will need a guide, but you can find these in recordings online or use an app.

Meditation will not only help you tap into your subconscious, but it will give you many other benefits as well. Meditation helps you relax, lowers stress, anxiety, and depression, and increases overall well-being.

People who meditate regularly tend to be healthier than those who do not. They are also happier overall. Try several different kinds of meditation before you decide on the one (or ones) that you want to use for your practice.

There is no rule saying you only have to stick to practicing only one type of meditation. You can switch back and forth whenever you want to.

Whichever form of meditation you decide to try, be sure to start slowly. You do not want to dive into an extensive form of a new practice without preparation.

Trying to meditate for forty-five minutes, five days a week starting from nothing is a great recipe for fast failure.

Instead, start slowly and do your meditation practice a few minutes at a time. Do it two or three times per week. Once you have it down to a routine, you can gradually add days and times to your practice.

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Reprogramming Your Subconscious Mind Using The Free Association Technique?

Free association is a common technique used to access the innermost thoughts of your subconscious mind.

These are the ones that you have trouble even tapping into, much less expressing to yourself or others in an intelligible form.

Free association works well to let you express those thoughts and the feelings behind them.

It is used for many applications, most particularly in therapy, but a less intense form of it has been used as a method of brainstorming creative ideas.

If you want to try free association, it is paramount that you do so in a quiet, safe space. Safe does not refer to physical safety here (though that is also important), but emotional safety. Do this exercise either alone or with people you trust to support you and not exercise judgment.

There are two ways to do free association. The first is topical. That is, you choose a topic -usually a single word -to base the session on. The second is completely free and just makes use of the first thought to come into your mind when you start the session.

Whenever you are ready to do a free association session, go to the space you have selected and make yourself comfortable. You can do this alone or have another person there to assist you.

You are going to be speaking your thoughts, so if you are alone you will need to dictate your thoughts to a recorder or a text-to-speech device. If you have someone else with you, they will need something to write your thoughts on.

When you are ready, either think about the topic you have chosen or wait to see what comes to your mind. Begin speaking these thoughts aloud as they come up. Do not analyze them. Do not hold them back to see what they are. Do not judge them. Just speak them as they come to your mind.

It is extremely important that you do this properly and it will be difficult for you to do so for the first few times. We all want to examine our thoughts before they leave our brains -especially via speech. We have filters in place to keep us from doing so, and you will have to let those filters down to use this method.

Doing so lets you tap into your unconscious mind directly, however. Keep speaking your thoughts until you run out of thoughts on the subject or cannot keep going. Later you can go back and see what you said. You will learn much about yourself and your beliefs with this method.

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How To Use The Power Of Daydream Visualizations To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind?

You are probably familiar with the use of visualizations as a technique to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Deliberate visualizations are often used to motivate you and train your subconscious mind to believe you can reach them and help you do it.

When you use visualizations that way, what you visualize is deliberate. You think about what you want and picture it in your mind. You see it, feel it, and taste it as if it were real in the here and now. You do this often and spend a good deal of time doing it every day.

You can also use a different visualization process to tap into your subconscious. Are you trying to understand your thoughts, feelings, or motivations?

Are you not clear about what you want? Is your subconscious sending you mixed signals? Are you just plain confused about life? Daydream visualizations can help you with all of these things.

This process is simple, but like many simple techniques, it is much harder to do it properly than it seems. The first thing you need to do is find a quiet place and make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes and relax.

Now let your mind begin to drift. Do not try to guide it. Do not tell it what to do or what to think about. See what comes up. Let yourself drift into daydreaming like you are a child imagining riding a dragon or scoring the winning goal in the big game.

What comes up and forms dreams and images in your mind will be your innermost dreams and desires, what you really want from life.

Some of the things you daydream about might be things you had no idea you wanted. This shows how closely we sometimes guard our hearts.

Both your conscious and subconscious minds may try to fight you in this process. Sometimes we try to keep our innermost dreams secret from even ourselves to protect us from the hurt and rejection that can accompany them. We can be our own harshest critics.

It may take you several sessions to relax enough and let your guard down enough to let yourself engage in this process without fighting. That is normal, particularly if you are experiencing a lot of confusion. The more confused you are, in general, the more your mind will fight this process.

Keep going, and you will eventually succeed and be able to tap into the deepest parts of your subconscious mind.

Journaling is another great way to tap into your subconscious mind and enhance your conscious awareness. You can read our blog post on journaling ideas for self-improvement.

If you are a beginner to journaling we have you covered too. You can read our blog post where we give journaling tips for beginners.

DOWNLOAD the Daily Journal that we have designed for you with the help of a template from Creative Fabrica. You can use it every day to pen down your thoughts for a better understanding of your mind and to reprogram your subconscious mind.

Does Finding A Creative Hobby Also Help In Reprogramming The Subconscious Mind?

The subconscious is extremely complex and often not very direct. This means that tapping into it -and the power it holds -often requires exploring different options. One of the best ways to do this is to access your creativity.

Every human being is creative. It is part of our nature. You do not have to be an exceptional artist to be creative or enjoy creating.

The subconscious mind is the source of all our creativity, which means that engaging in creative pursuits inevitably taps into the subconscious.

Doing this gives you benefits that can go far beyond making art. It can help you solve problems, figure things out, come up with ideas, and more.

That is all just from tapping into your subconscious mind. Creativity has other benefits too, including stress reduction and relaxation. It is also fun, something that is important even when you are an adult.

Most hobbies count as creative hobbies. The traditional artistic pursuits -painting, sculpting, pottery, and so forth -are all creative, of course, but there are many more. Did you know that woodworking is a creative hobby? So is glassblowing.

All of the fiber arts, from knitting to spinning, count as creative hobbies. Even adult coloring books are creative. Making digital products like planners, journals, and printables is a very interesting hobby. Want some digital product ideas? Check out the list of 250 digital products by Sadie Smilie.

My friend Pam Allen teaches women entrepreneurs how to start a side hustle while diving deep into their creativity. You can check out her Canva Club membership if this interests you.

Any hobby in which you make or modify something is a creative hobby, whether it is painting pre-built figures from a hobby store, creating an oil painting from scratch, or crocheting a scarf.

You can find a creative hobby to suit you no matter what your budget is or what your interests are. Look around and try different ones until you find something that catches your interest and creates that “spark” of creativity in you. It does not matter what you choose, as long as you choose one or more that you like.

Do pick a hobby that is different from your day job, however. If you do a lot of writing at your job, pick something not related to words. If you paint for a living, pick something that has nothing to do with paint.

You should engage in whatever hobby you choose regularly to get the most benefit from it. Consistency is the key to this method as with so many others.

Try to set aside some time at least twice a week just to work on your hobby. Half an hour is enough to give you the benefits and help you tap into your subconscious.

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How To Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind While Sleeping?

You may be wondering what sleep has to do with tapping into your subconscious mind. Plenty, as it turns out. What does your conscious mind do while you are sleeping? Absolutely nothing. It shuts off completely.

At no other time in your life (unless you are unconscious for medical reasons) does your conscious mind completely switch off.

This gives your subconscious mind free rein to control your body and do whatever it wants and it wants to do plenty -process your memories, help you repair cell damage, solve problems, and think about anything that has been bothering you.

Sleep is one of the best, most unhindered ways to tap into your subconscious simply because your conscious mind cannot get in the way.

How many times have you woken up in your life knowing the answer to a question or having an idea for solving a problem? Your subconscious did that for you while you were sleeping.

We give sleep short shrift in this society. Sometimes it seems like going without enough sleep is a badge of honor. It is anything but.

Not getting enough sleep damages your health, wrecks your job performance, and can impair your relationships. Not to mention that it keeps you from listening to your subconscious.

Your subconscious mind not only does the things mentioned above when you sleep, but it also talks to your conscious mind and tells it things (like answers and ideas). It does this through your dreams. To tap into your subconscious mind and talk to it like this, you have to get enough sleep.

Dreaming primarily occurs in the REM stage, which is the deepest stage of sleep. You are supposed to get lots of REM sleep but in our culture today you often get much less than is ideal. This means you do not have enough chances to talk to your subconscious mind, among all the other issues it brings.

If you are interested in tapping into your subconscious mind, one of the most important things you can do is make getting enough sleep each night a priority.

Most people need between 7 and 9 hours per night. You will need to experiment to find out how much is right for you.

You should also start noticing your dreams when you wake up each morning. Sometimes they are random and meaningless, but most of the time they are indications that your subconscious mind is trying to tell you something.

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Sub Conscious Reprogramming By Listening To Your Instincts And Your Inner Self

Sometimes tapping your subconscious mind is difficult and requires that you learn new methods of self-awareness like those discussed above. Sometimes it is absurdly simple. All you need to do is learn to listen to it.

Your subconscious mind wants to communicate with your conscious mind. It is designed to do so, after all. It is only us silly humans with our silly ways of doing things and ridiculous notions that make this difficult.

Two of those ridiculous notions are that instincts are not real, or at least cannot be trusted, and that we do not have an inner voice that tries to guide us. Neither one of these notions is true.

What those things are is your subconscious mind trying to communicate with you. It cannot do so directly -the subconscious is rarely able to speak in words and never in a conversational manner -so it does so indirectly by giving you hints and clues.

It would be so much better if your subconscious could metaphorically tap you on the shoulder and say “Hey! I think you should pay attention to this!” Unfortunately, it does not work that way.

Have you ever gotten a hunch that something was wrong and the hunch turned out to be right? Have you ever guessed the answer to a question based on something your gut told you? Both of these are examples of your subconscious mind talking to you and trying to tell you something.

What this means is that you do not need to learn any fancy techniques or methods to begin tapping into your subconscious. The best thing you can do is also one of the oldest and simplest methods of learning anything: start listening.

That is right: taking the time to listen to yourself is one of the best methods for tapping into your subconscious mind.

Instead of ignoring hunches and that little voice inside, start paying attention to them. Slow down and listen when something inside of you is speaking. It is your subconscious mind trying to tell you something, and it has a reason for doing so.

This is not to say that your subconscious mind is infallible, and your instincts and hunches are always right. Sometimes they will be wrong. That is unavoidable. There is still a reason for the message, however, and it may be just as important as the message itself.

But you will never know what it is if you do not slow down and start listening.

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How to Reprogram The Subconscious Mind- Key Takeaways

Reprogramming the subconscious mind is a powerful way to make lasting positive changes in your life, especially in your midlife. With consistent practice and dedication, you can begin to see results. The more you focus on positive thoughts, the more they will become your reality.

By taking the time to understand how your subconscious beliefs work, you can reprogram them to reach whatever goals you set for yourself and truly make your life what you want it to be.

No doubt learning how to reprogram the subconscious mind needs patience. consistency and commitment to daily practice, but the rewards far outweigh the effort.

Learning how to reprogram the unconscious mind will help you tap into your mind subconscious, helping you understand how the subconscious mind works.

Do not wait for the perfect day to get started, just take little steps and you are good to go.


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