Make your subconscious mind work for your dreams!

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Did you know that your subconscious is most active during sleep and when you’re slightly distracted? Consider how many brilliant ideas you’ve had while taking a shower or a walk. But unfortunately very few people take advantage of this powerful resource. Imagine having such a powerful ally working for you 24/7. You’d be unstoppable!

In fact, your subconscious is active day and night. But during the day, your conscious mind is making too much noise, making it difficult for you to hear the voice of your own subconscious. But when you’re alone, relaxed and somewhat occupied, your subconscious can shine, because your conscious mind is occupied enough for your subconscious to speak to you.

Your subconscious is a bit like a savant. It’s brilliant in some ways, but not too bright in others. Think of it as a computer with a vast store of information. It wants to help you, but it needs some instructions.

You can use this simple step-by-step process to make your subconscious mind work for you and your dreams:

Step 1: Make a clear request to your subconscious mind.

While lying in bed at night, tell your subconscious what you want. Write it down. There’s something more concrete when you take pen to paper. It also engages your brain at a higher level.

For example: Let’s say you want to find three easy, creative and effective ways to get through entrance examinations and interviews of your most desired college. So this is what you will need to do:

  • Write down your request five times.
  • Read the written request aloud five times and then turn off the light.

Step 2: Creative visualization before you sleep.

Imagine that you have already received your desired outcome; you have got admission in your desired college and are now living a life of your dreams.

Continuing with the example above, how will you feel when you find and implement those three creative ideas? How will your life change? What would your life look like once you join the college of your choice? How will it impact the kind of job you will get? What impact will that have on your life ahead?

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Nidhika Bahl
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Nidhika Bahl

Nidhika Bahl is a Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team, Master SPIRIT Life Coach, Theta Healing® Practitioner and NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and Transformation Coach. She is the author of The Queen of the Comeback ( and the Official Life Coach of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar.