If you’re ready to finally get the life you really, REALLY want, to change for the better, forever- then have I got the bedtime hack for you.
I’m talking about your brain/mind, and one simple habit that is an incredibly powerful tool.
First, a brief lesson: about 90% of what we humans think and do is all automatically run by our subconscious mind. Automatically. Most of us, most of the time,quite literally aren’t thinking, because that’s all set on auto pilot. We don’t have to think about what we’re doing because once we’ve learned something, and its’ become a habit, our subconscious mind takes over. Otherwise we’d have to relearn everything, all the time, and making progress as an individual or a species would be pretty tough! This is fantastic for a lot of things, like driving, or languages, or any other skill that we need to do repeatedly.
It’s a downfall for other things that we’ve learned, though-like thinking. Yes, the way we think is a learned behaviour. We learned it from everyone around us when we were little and as we grew up. 90% of everything you think of every day is the same old thought as yesterday! Unless….
Unless you decide to change it. Consciously.
Going up against your subconscious mind is a daunting task, and it requires focus and repetition. A lot of people never really do get beyond their old, limiting thoughts and the life they’re living because of them. A lot of people don’t even think it’s possible to change their thought patterns! “That’s just how I am….that’s just how my mind works….”
That’s why I love this exercise so much- it is a way of working with the natural functioning of my subconscious to change my habitual thoughts and the subsequent results I’m living with.
Back to our lesson: it is the job of the subconscious mind to accept whatever information we give it as real, and to align our experience of life with that information as best it can. The subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between a thought you’re thinking that is “real”, or imagined. It treats them all the same, and causes chemical, hormonal, and emotional responses based upon the nature of the thought.
Look at it like this- your thoughts are the same as orders given to your subconscious to carry out. Anything you think about that elicits strong emotions creates a more compelling order, and increases the level of response from your subconscious mind.
Allright, time for the juice! Here is one of the most powerful tools you will ever have in your toolbox regarding getting what you want.
Oh- one last thing to know: sleep is the when the subconscious RULES. Sleep is the kingdom of your subconscious mind. What you impress upon your subconscious right before it takes over operations for the night become the most important orders it will strive to carry out the next day.
Now that you know the science of it, and understand that it’s not just positive thinking fluff, ( that your conscious mind oftentimes rejects!) you’re ready.
Imagine, daydream, think about, create a picture in your mind…of what you want. Pick a thing you want to do, to be, to experience. Just think about it. Just daydream about it, fantasize. Let this thought blossom, and feel how great it feels. That’s it. Let this daydream fill your thoughts as you are drifting off to sleep. Be happy about it.
That’s it. It’s simple, but sometimes it’s not easy. We tend to tarnish our daydreams with thoughts that bring us away from them- thoughts about how we don’t have the thing yet, or aren’t what we want to be yet. You’ve got to block out everything but this little fantasy for 5 or 10 minutes as you’re falling asleep. Treat it as a feel good game.
Do it again, and again. Don’t ever stop with this! What you see in your mind, your mind thinks is real. When your mind thinks a thing is real, it causes you to take actions and do things in such a way to confirm that in the outer world. That’s the big magic of this. Using your imagination right before bed is setting the stage for the following days to produce results that are a part of your daydream.
The greatest minds of the world know this- Einstein, Thomas Edison, Earl Nightingale, whoever wrote the Bible…
You’ve got the life of your dreams to gain, and nothing to lose! Give it a shot, and send me a comment on how it goes!