Did you know that the average person has nearly 50 thoughts per minute*? That’s around 70,000 thoughts per day!
Have you ever wondered what those thoughts might be?
The majority of these thoughts go on subconsciously, meaning that we aren’t even aware of them e.g. you don’t think about making your heartbeat every minute, do you?
As tribespeople (or cavemen) our brains were wired to keep us safe. We knew that we had to eat and stay safe to stay alive. Much has changed since those times (no cavemen were enjoying Netflix and Ice Cream) but we have part of our brain, The Reptilian Brain that works just the same as all those years ago.
Our mind is wired to be slightly negative and cautious in order to keep us safe and make sure we have enough to eat. That’s why it’s so common to be scared of heights, our mind is warning us ‘you might fall’ to keep us safe.
As a caveman sugar wasn’t on the menu every day, so if you found some Honey or a Mango tree you would celebrate and continue to eat until everything was finished, not knowing when the next time you would get that again.
You can see now that it’s totally normal to want to eat more than we need to or gorge on sweet foods. It’s normal to feel fear when we know something’s dangerous. But often we don’t know how to control this, as much of it is going on in the subconscious mind, which we aren’t even aware of!
So how do we get the mind right so the rest will follow?
Begin to understand the mind, realise that it’s an amazingly powerful asset. Learn to use that power to your advantage and you will see that ‘the rest’ which may be weight, anxiety, depression, phobias, addictions - whatever it is for you, will not be such a hurdle. Everything will begin to become a little easier to deal with in the right way to get to the goals you desire.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to use your subconscious mind to get past your hurdles, Venessa would love to hear from you.
*According to the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of Southern California*