Have you ever wondered why you are struggling with compulsive worrying, anxiety, and depression?
It’s because you have developed habits of a poor mindset. This is not your fault. But the fact is, not very many people understand how the mind works, and becoming happier is more psychological than it is physical.
So many people invest in upgrading their smartphones and computers when they are outdated and running slowly. Yet not too many people invest in defragging their own minds. If more people were aware of the potential locked up in their own heads, well then there would be more people updating their own software.
Could you even imagine working on a laptop with windows 95 in present-day technology? I would literally freak out. I am not the best techy person, but my wife is. So, she must put up with me when my computer can’t keep up with my high-intensity thinking. Just when I want to write down intuitive thoughts for my next blog, an update automatically happens…
This computer I work on needs to be constantly upgrading to all the latest and greatest data. Right?
This is the same with your mindset. Let’s face the facts, living a happier and healthier life is more psychological than it is physical.
Understanding Your Mind
The father of psychology, Sigmund Freud, came up with the theory that our mind is like an iceberg. The tip of the iceberg is the conscious mind, which only consists of about 10 percent control of your actions while the larger portion underneath the surface is the subconscious mind.
While your subconscious mind is very so fast it sends signals throughout the body undetected by the distracted conscious mind.
This subconscious mind is firing over 40 million neural impulses every second. This mind is so fast in processing data it is unreal. It is constantly recording and storing all your thought, actions, words, the movies you watch, books you read, people you hang out with.
You get the point.
This mind is like a large data bank processing and recording every millisecond of your life and creating your identity and your patterns. So, if you are surrounded by Debbie Downers, Negative Nellies, along with energy vampires, your mind will unconsciously pick up habits from these influential people creating unconscious negative habits.
This subconscious mind does not know the difference between the truth and a lie. It never sleeps, has no emotional connections, and is very habitual. But what many people don’t realize is that this subconscious mind can be rewired through the power of autosuggestion and repetition.
It is scientifically proven that we can rewire our brains. It is called neuroplasticity. Neurons that fire together, wire together. But it takes a lot of focus, discipline, and repetition to make this happen. The problem is most people become easily distracted by outer stimuli pulling their focus away from creating new and improved habits.
It’s like a dog seeing a Squirell…
So, if all of a sudden people jump on this new age of positive thinking believing it will work overnight, they are in for a rude awakening. Now I truly believe positive thinking is a crucial part of making lasting changes in your biology and your well-being, but there is much more to the process. Successfully creating new and improved habits takes time.
Let’s face it, most people want instant results and believe it cannot be done. But I am here to tell you it is possible. Because I am living proof. I was able to overcome my own battles of depression and panic attacks. So, if I was able to break free from my circumstances, then so can you.
Even though our conscious mind is much slower than the powerhouse subconscious mind, it’s very creative, intuitive, passionate, and filled full of imagination. By using these creative energies you can ignite a spark in your life giving you the fuel to pull you in a new direction. Because it literally takes energy to create everlasting changes in your biology, your DNA, and your mindset. It will take persistence, patience, passion, and perseverance to break free from the chains of the old habits. But it can be done…
What many people don’t realize is the conscious mind was designed to be the captain while the subconscious was supposed to be the servant.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society which honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein
The problem is too many people are running on autopilot and sleepwalking their way through life not aware of habits of the poor mindset. But by consciously waking up you can train yourself to become more aware of negative patterns that are pulling you away from living a happier life. For one to tap into this sacred gift that Einstein is talking about, you must learn how to become mindful and present in order to recognize these patterns that are negatively impacting your well-being.
Becoming Aware of Deep Rooted Emotional Scars
What many people don’t realize is if you are suffering from depression or anxieties, there is a good chance you have a deep-rooted emotional scar embedded in your subconscious mind. This mind never forgets about anything because it has become a part of your identity. But this mind can be changed. You can rewire your brain to think differently.
It just takes one to consciously wake up and recognize the destructive old program you are running on. Then it is up to you to break free from these chains that are binding you to your circumstances.
Many people have purposely forgotten about their past. Maybe someone influential told them that they weren’t good enough and it literally broke their heart to pieces. They had such big dreams and high hopes in their life, but this particular person shattered them all with just a few powerful words.
“You’re not good enough. You will never be able to do that. You’re not pretty enough. You’re too fat. You’re a loser…”
The truth is, we become who we are surrounded by. Some of us are very fortunate to have uplifting parents or a mentor that encouraged us to rise above our circumstances. But others are negatively impacted by the lack of being loved and encouraged.
Let’s face it, words cut deeply and never truly go away. They become ingrained into your subconscious mind lying dormant until something triggers these thoughts and beliefs to resurface. You may have escaped this person thinking that you will never have to be a victim of this person’s viciousness until something later in life triggers your mind to recognizes the old pattern. Then it automatically releases toxic chemicals and stress hormones which leaves you feeling depressed and unhappy.
Words are far more powerful than being punched in the face. Because a physical wound can heal in a couple of days while internal emotional scars can take a lifetime to heal.
The same thing is happening in everyday life. In today’s fast-paced society, too many people are becoming victims of stress and do not know how to shut it off. Many people drink alcohol or take drugs to find a sense of ease, but these are merely bandaids for what really is going on in their heads. They start becoming depressed, filled full of anxiety, and this can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Many people think that their body is just chemically unbalanced and they are just an unhappy person. But it is just a matter of recognizing these patterns and learning how to shift them. You do not have to live this way. You can change.
Throughout life, we all experience some sort of stress or struggle. Because let’s face it, we grow through what we go through and there is no getting away from it. A diamond doesn’t become a precious stone without going through pressure. The same is overcoming life’s challenges. But what happens is not too many people know how to shut the overthinking mind off and finding relief from the everyday stress.
Stress is ok in moderation, but every time this happens neurotoxins such as adrenaline and cortisol start flooding the body. The problem is this reaction becomes addicting to the body creating an unhealthy and unconscious habit. Just like anything in life, through repetition, your body recognizes this as the norm and programs the mind to react accordingly.
This repetitive stress causes a breakdown of the immune system and causes havoc on your nervous system manifesting into depression and even anxiety.
Breaking Your Old Habits
It takes about 21 plus days to break a habit. The biggest habit I have ever broken was hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock and waking up at 5 am. I used to love sleeping in and hated early mornings. That was until I realized that successful people wake up early in the morning and strengthening their mind, body, and their warrior spirit.
So, I decided to make some changes in my life. If I wanted to become healthier, happier, and more successful, I would have to do things way out of my comfort zone. Like Benjamin Franklin says, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy wealthy and wise.”
On my personal journey of becoming reborn to a new mind and a new spirit, I had to shatter the chains of my old limiting habits. I had to establish the power of a vision to pull me out of bed each morning instead of being pushed. Because let’s face it, nobody likes being pushed. Now being pulled is a whole different story. My vision was the fuel needed to awaken my inner passion giving me the drive to go after that which I was seeking.
Whenever my inner voice tried convincing me to go back to bed, I let my passion fuel me full of inspiration. I focused on thoughts of my goals being met. But I realized it was going to take persistence, patience, PASSION, and perseverance to achieve them…
By being fueled by a passion I was able to pull myself out of bed every morning at 5 am to work on my empowering morning rituals. Because how we start our morning has everything to do with how our day goes. We all have two choices when we wake up in the morning. We can either continue being a victim of our past, or a visionary of our future. Ultimately it is up to us to decide.
We have the power to intentionally wake up on the right foot and prepare for our day by the actions we take. That is why I truly love spending an hour implementing the Livin Life Morning Reset.
I kept waking up every morning for 21 days and it was TOUGH! But I kept doing the work repetitively because I held true to my vision. My vision for my future was the spark I needed to pull me out of bed every morning.
Was it easy you might ask?
Far from it. It was in fact very difficult. But my reason for performing this morning routine was far greater than the resistance I faced.
Defeat was not an option…
After 21 days, what I discovered is my body became adapted to this morning routine and automatically pulled me out of bed each morning. Even though my inner voice kept telling me to go back to bed and sleep it off, my subconscious mind out powered these negative thoughts because I consistently trained my body to wake up each morning at 5 am.
My subconscious mind, which makes up every cell of my body, had changed its programming. Because my vision was so stronger than my old beliefs about waking up early, I was able to break my old limiting patterns. This is how I intentionally created a positive enforcing habit. The problem is most people are unaware of how their patterns are keeping them from achieving true happiness in life.
It can be done…
It Is Time to Wake Up
Here at the Livin Life Project, we are all about inspiring people around the globe to break free from their old limiting habits. Once you get out of your head and connect to your inner being you will soon discover your true passions in life. This will later lead you toward finding your life purpose.
You can change your habits of the poor mindset. You can start living life on your terms and start being happier. It just takes having a vision that is so strong you can feel it in the core of your being. We were all put on this earth to grow and prosper, but your limiting beliefs and your poor habits are keeping you from obtaining greatness.
Change your perception of your reality and you will change your life. Break free from the insanity of your old thinking and habitual routines. You must renew your mindset and build your temple on a strong foundation in order to break free from negative thinking.
It is time to wake up and take your life back and make a shift in a new direction.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
Be well and soulful,