Do you know someone in your life who repeats the same self-defeating behavior, over and over again?
Perhaps someone who sees themselves as a failure, despite their many successes in life; or someone who is often broke, despite earning a lot of money?
Can you identify that person? Or perhaps it is you?
See, these and other negative behaviors are usually the result of living through a traumatic experience when you were a child. They later manifest in our adult lives again and again, causing frustration, pain and regret.
These experiences can seriously damage your relationships, success and prosperity. The worst part is they may even be subconscious beliefs! You may be doing and saying these things almost on autopilot, without even thinking about it.
So what is the difference between your conscious and subconscious mind? Well, your conscious mind is what most people associate you with; it’s what you use to communicate with the outside world. Your subconscious, on the other hand, is in charge of your memories and it accounts for 50-60% of your brain’s capabilities.1 Our memories and past experiences are all stored away, and they are communicated to our conscious mind via our subconscious. This is seen through feelings, emotions, imagination, sensations, and dreams.
So how do we get back at these damaging experiences and thoughts? Well, when we can identify them, we can eliminate them! We can unlock our minds to see the positives!
If you’re interested in finding out how to gain better relationships, success and prosperity, then be sure to read my 5 Essential Tips to Eliminating Negative Subconscious Childhood Imprints (For Good!):
Step 1. Identify
The first step to breaking free from having the same self-destructive thoughts or behaviors is recognizing that we have them in the first place.
Now, obviously no one wants to live with them, however, these negative childhood beliefs become such a big part of our identity that we think it’s too late or too hard to change. We call them imprints because they actually get imprinted into our subconscious minds.
Even when they’re causing us pain, we sometimes choose to stay in that painful place or distract ourselves from acknowledging it, simply because it feels more comfortable than doing something about it.
It certainly can feel terrifying facing our fears, but the truth is that this is the only way to move forward in life.
Step 2. Set goals
Once you’ve identified and accepted that there are a few things that you need to change about yourself, set a couple of attainable and realistic goals; the more specific the better.
For example, if you realize that you have a negative childhood belief around money and therefore you’re overspending, then one of your goals might be, “No shopping online when I’m bored.”
Or, if you identify that your childhood limiting belief is that you’re not worthy of love, and that’s why you end up in toxic relationships, then your goal might look like, “Show self-love and self-respect by doing something nice for myself every day.” Maybe get yourself flowers or take a relaxing bubble bath!
Write it down and stick to it!
Step 3. Create change
If you want to create change, you need to start by detaching yourself from the negative belief or imprint that you’ve believed to be true.
For each of your beliefs, think of a specific situation where you did something that was the opposite to your belief.
If your negative childhood belief is that you’re not talented enough, write it down and then next to it, write: “This proves to be untrue because I won the singing competition when I was 12.”
This exercise is effective because it shows you that there are flaws in your negative beliefs. I highly encourage you to keep adding as many examples as you can that counteract your negative subconscious childhood beliefs.
Step 4. Discover the source
Think back to a specific situation when you were a child or a teenager and the first time this belief emerged. What caused or triggered this belief? What experiences brought you to this conclusion?
Understanding how these beliefs were formed can help you work through them more effectively, and you may realize that these are linked to childhood memories that no longer serve you.
If you are feeling negative energy towards this memory or experience, see if you come up with a resolution for it or simply give yourself permission to let it go. Give it light and love, and release it.
Step 5. Find support
Surround yourself with people that have your back and whom you can trust. If you don’t have that kind of support around, find a group online!
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*The Mind Movies team has updated this post on July 17th, 2017 to include the latest information for our readers.
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.