Over the next 30 days, I will be doing two 30-day trials:

  1. Eliminating negative thought patterns
  2. Making a request to my subconscious each night before bed

The motivation for #1 is to avoid staying in negative thought patterns.  I am skeptical about being able to flip negative thought patterns but I am going to try this technique for 30 days.

Josh Korda talks about something similar when he discusses replacing an unskillful thought with a more skillful one.

The motivation for #2 is to see if there is any benefit to be had from the subconscious working overnight.

For eliminating negative thought patterns, I found the following excerpt very interesting:

Instead of trying to resist the negative thought pattern, you will redirect it. Think of it like mental kung fu. Take the energy of the negative thought and rechannel it into a positive thought. With a little mental conditioning, whenever the negative thought occurs, your mind will automatically flow into the linked positive thought. It’s similar to Pavlov’s dogs learning to salivate when the bell rang.

Step 1: Turn the negative thought into a mental image.
Step 2: Select an empowering replacement thought.
Step 3: Turn the positive thought into a mental image.
Step 4: Mentally chain the two images together.
Step 5: Test.

This type of mental conditioning gave me a lot more conscious control over my internal states.

I will report back periodically.  I am very excited to try these out!

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