Your unconscious is made up of thoughts and feelings established throughout your life. This helps you to negotiate the world and dictate how you think, feel and act day to day.
Your unconscious dictates how you act without having to think about it all the time. What you should do and how do you feel and act in certain situations?
How often do you look around and see others exuding confidence and you wonder why you can’t be like that. They don’t have this cloud of fear or shyness hanging over their heads, but why is that?
Why can they do it whereas you’re gripped by anxiety about being judged?
How often do you hear a story that makes you tearful or upset and you’re not even sure why?
Why do the smallest things evoke such strong emotions? Think about the last time you bumped into someone you didn’t want to in the street or your partner did someone small that evoked such a strong emotional response, was it justified? Why did you lose your temper or why did it affect you in such a profound way?
How often do you say you’re ‘fine’ or ‘OK’ when really, you’re tired, angry or sad?
I thought it summed up perfectly the pressure felt to be happy all the time.
. Last week we discussed where the critical inner voice comes from and how it has kept you safe from physical and emotional danger, while at the same time stopping you trying new things in case you get hurt.
How many times have you had something to do yet you leave it and leave it You know you should do it now in order to get it done to the best of your ability and yet you still procrastinate. You’ll do it tomorrow or after this episode on Netflix. You delay it again and again until you have to rush at the last minute.
Let’s say, you have always dreamt your life would be a certain way. A certain job or lifestyle for example, yet you wake up every morning doing something you don’t enjoy in order to make ends meet.
How do you react when things don’t go your way?
To give you an example, I broke the camera charger a couple of months ago. Breaking the charger meant that I couldn’t film my usual Sunday video. Rather than not put a video up at all I used a different resource to make another type of video.