You probably already know that there are some things you should stop worrying about but I want you to think about it differently.
I deliberately used the words “should stop worrying” but I actually seriously dislike the word “should”.
When a client tells me “I should do x” my alarm bells go off. In fact I sometimes still catch myself using the should word BUT now I know to stop and think about why I use that word rather than saying something like “I will…” or “I want to…”
The subconscious mind stores all of your experiences, skills, beliefs and all of the situations you’ve been through.
The best way to understand the subconscious mind is to look at the example of the person who wants to learn how to drive a car. At the beginning he wouldn’t be able to hold a conversation with anyone while driving as he would be focusing on the different moves involved. That’s because he’s still using his conscious mind to drive.
Eventually driving becomes something that happens automatically and we are able to talk and drive or sing along to the radio etc.
This happened because the driving habit has been transferred to the subconscious mind which frees up the conscious mind.
The subconscious mind automatically creates the feelings and emotions that are experienced when facing a new situation.
The conscious mind is, on the other hand, responsible for logic, calculations and all actions that are performed while you are conscious and it also controls other functions in your body like breathing and heart rate
Another good example that can help you better understand the subconscious mind is the process of breathing. Before you started reading the previous line your breathing was controlled by your subconscious.
I want you now to try and control your breathing for one minute. You will be able to do so of course. This time it was the conscious mind that was controlling your breathing, but when you let go of your focus your subconscious mind will takeover again.