What are subliminal affirmations?
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying ‘Repetition is the mother of skill’, or ‘if you tell yourself something often enough, you’ll start to believe it’. Subliminal affirmations work around these principles, they work through repetition.
Subliminal affirmations are played / displayed just under a person’s visual or audio level of perception and are received by the “unconscious” mind directly, thus by-passing conscious detection and evaluation.
People who listen to subliminal audio files just hear music or sounds from nature, such as waves, waterfalls, chirping birds, rustling leaves, dolphin calls, etc on the surface.
Underneath these music or nature sounds are subliminal verbal messages and affirmations that are inaudible to cognisant perception.
According to this theory, the “subconscious” mind can and will separate the inaudible verbal messages from the audible sounds, react to them, and act upon them.
Subliminal affirmations can help you alter unwanted behaviors. For example, you want to stop smoking and live a healthier life style. You can create a message that helps you stop smoking and create a more active lifestyle.
Other behaviors too like outbursts of anger can also be managed more effectively using subliminal messages.
Choosing a form of subliminal affirmations that is right for you.
Subliminal messages come in various forms including audio, video, and still images. They are easily downloadable and transferable. You can play them on your computer, burn them to CD, or transfer them to your mobile phone.
Just remember with audio subliminal affirmations, you can’t compress the file because compression will take the effect away.
It’s up to you to choose which is the right delivery method for you, many people like them as audio files because of their portability, for example, you can use them on your commute to work in the car or on the bus or train.
In addition to pre-made subliminal audios / videos there are also downloadable subliminal software you can install this software and play subliminal affirmations on your computer.
Subliminal software is often highly customizable, you can create your own tailored subliminal affirmations or use the inbuilt ones.
Make your own free subliminals
If you don’t have the budget to buy customized or generic subliminal affirmations and can’t find any free audio ones to suit your specific needs, there is another way of using subliminal affirmations without the need for any high-tech equipment and it’s absolutely free!
Grab yourself some white flash cards and a black marker pen. You should already have goals that you want to achieve.
Write down the subliminal message / affirmation that will help you achieve your goal on a flash card, for example, if you want to control your anger, write it down clearly on the card, here’s how.
You must write your message with a positive frame like ‘I have control of my emotions’, because the subconscious mind doesn’t process words like ‘can’t’ and ‘don’t’ so ‘I can’t be angry’ won’t work.
Put the completed flashcards with a flashlight beside your bed, set your alarm to go off at 3 AM, turn off the lights and off you go to sleep.
At 3AM when the alarm goes off, pick up the flashlight and flash cards and turn the flashlight on and off focusing the light to the flashcards. Repeat a dozen times on each of the flash cards whilst staring at the cards.
When finished, you can go back to sleep. The rationale behind this is your subconscious mind is most receptive at this hour of the night in the middle of deep sleep.
It may seem like this approach is a real pain in the arse; however, it is an effective way to use subliminal messages to change your life for the better!
Custom Subliminal Software
If you do have some spare cash, you can invest in some subliminal software as mentioned earlier in this post. You’ll find some good choices with a simple google search.
There are a few different types of subliminal software, some focus specifically on a single form of delivery like audio subliminals or video subliminals, you can also get all-in-one systems.
I would recommend you check out the all-in-one systems, this will enable you to maximise the benefits through listening to audios on your travels and having the flash on your computer screen whilst working.
Audio buying guide
If you decide to purchase a pre-made subliminal there are a few things you should consider before making the purchase. You need a goal and a vision of the behaviours you want to exhibit consistently for you to achieve your goal.
Having a specific goal is key to helping you monitor your behaviours and whether they’re moving you towards or away from your goal.
Now that you have a goal; it’s time to choose a subliminal audio track that fits the best. Choose one that can help you with the problem you want to solve or something that is close enough if you can’t find a specific subliminal.
Remember that you don’t have to go on a downloading spree. Just choose one for now and use it for about 21 days. Targeting one behavior at a time is more effective than targeting many behaviors because this can clutter up your mind. So just choose one message and listen to it every day for 20 minutes over 21 days.
Custom subliminal affirmations are better than off-the-shelf subliminal systems
Custom subliminal affirmations are much better than generic off the shelf subliminal affirmations because they target your own specific needs rather than more general ones.
You can focus more on your needs and you’ll most likely notice greater changes over a shorter period, compared to generic subliminal affirmations.
When you are listening to your audio subliminal track, try not to do so whilst driving or operating a machinery. Doing such activities can lessen the effect of the message because your mind is probably too busy with the ongoing activity. It is best that you listen to the track while at rest or in a relaxing environment.
Subliminal affirmations aren’t completely ineffective whilst doing these activities, just less effective, if you want to listen to them whilst on your commute or some other activity, do so as a supplement to listening whilst at rest.
When you have seen the results that you wanted its time to stop listening to the track and move on to your next goal using a different subliminal self-help track to make further gains in your life. Then just rinse and repeat.