Your subconscious mind is the part of your brain that controls everything from your emotions to how you react to situations. The good news is, it’s also the easiest part of your brain to declutter! You can do this by using four simple techniques: stop thinking negatively, do something new, meditate or journal and take a break from your daily routine.
What if you could declutter your subconscious mind? What would that look like? Would you feel lighter, happier and more confident? Would you be able to achieve your goals faster and with less effort? Well, the answer is yes! You can have all of these things by decluttering your subconscious mind.
Understand why you want to declutter your mind
You may be wondering why you should declutter your mind. If that’s the case, then let me explain. Your subconscious mind is like a giant filing cabinet of thoughts, beliefs and ideas. Many of these are beneficial for you to have – but some of them can also be negative and unnecessary. The more clutter your subconscious mind has in it, the harder it is for you to think clearly or make decisions with ease.
So how do we declutter our subconscious minds? Firstly, let’s look at why we want to do this:
- You’ll feel calmer and more relaxed throughout the day
- You’ll have an easier time making decisions
- You’ll find yourself feeling happier overall
Stop thinking negatively
You’ll be able to focus better on what you want in life You’ll be able to attract more positive people into your life
- Stop thinking about the past
- Stop worrying about the future
- You can change your negative thoughts.
- Your subconscious mind has to be trained to think positively.
- To train your subconscious mind, you must stop thinking negatively.
- Be aware of the negative thoughts that come up in your head and replace them with positive ones. If a pessimistic thought pops up, acknowledge it and then change it into something more optimistic or neutral. For example, if you have an itch on the back of your hand and think “I hate having to scratch this all day long!” try saying something like “I do wish there were a better way to deal with this itch but at least I won’t have it forever!” Or if someone asks what time something starts at and you answer “Well…I guess I’ll probably be late? No point getting there early anyway since we’re not going anywhere else afterwords! Why bother trying?” Try replying with something like “Oh no worries! We’re going straight home afterward anyway so we’ll just leave right after.”
Do something new
- Try something new. Do something you have always wanted to do, or something that you have always been afraid to do. You can go skydiving, start running marathons, or even try making your own beer at home! No matter what it is – challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and see what comes next.
- Learn more about a topic that interests you. Take an online class on a topic that interests you such as [insert interesting topic here]. If there’s no way for the subject matter itself to provide enough interest for your subconscious mind—or if this isn’t an area where there are any classes available—then try reading about it instead!
Meditate or journal
To declutter your mind, start by meditating. If meditation isn’t your thing and you’d rather journal instead, that’s fine too! Whatever works for you is the right choice. You can still declutter your mind by meditating or journaling. The purpose is to clear your mind, which will in turn allow you to focus on the task at hand. This can be anything from writing down your goals for the week to figuring out what’s bothering you and how it can be fixed. Free writing is another great way to declutter your mind. Just write whatever you are thinking without stopping, and don’t worry about grammar or sentence structure. If thoughts pop into your head while doing this, write them down too. Afterward, review what you wrote and see if there are any ideas that can be applied to your life right now—and if there are not, then at least you’ll have some information on how to declutter!
Take a break from your daily routine.
One way to declutter your subconscious mind is by taking a break from your daily routine. Try something new, try a new sport or activity, or even just go for a walk in the fresh air! This will help you get out of your headspace and into a different one that’s more relaxed and open-minded.
Use this techniques to declutter your subconsious
The following tips will help you declutter your subconscious:
- Be honest with yourself. If you’re having a hard time figuring out where to start, take a moment to acknowledge that it’s okay if the clutter in your mind feels overwhelming. Being overwhelmed is totally normal when it comes to getting rid of emotional baggage—there are so many layers of thought and emotion involved! Take a breath and let everything go for now; it’s perfectly alright if progress is slow-going at first.
- Accept that your thoughts aren’t always true. We’ve talked before about how cognitive distortions can lead us astray and make us feel worse than we need to, so consider taking some time here as well when trying this technique out on yourself by acknowledging these common errors in judgment before getting started (and maybe even making an effort to correct them).
The first step to decluttering your subconscious mind is to understand why you want to do it. Once you have clarity on this, it’s much easier for you to make changes in your life that will help you achieve what you want. If you feel overwhelmed by negative thoughts and emotions all the time, then it might be time for some self care practices like meditation or journaling which will help clear out the clutter so that new thoughts can come into being.