Want to know why it’s so hard to change a habit “even when you know better”? I’m about to tell you.
We are consciously aware of only 5% of our mind’s daily activity.
This means that 95% of all of your thoughts, feelings, fears and decisions are taking place in your subconscious mind (SCM).
The reason this is helpful for us as humans is we can run through daily tasks on autopilot. We don’t have to THINK about each individual action involved in brushing our teeth in the morning, we just automatically get up and do it, leaving more space in our conscious mind (CM) for thoughts around our to-do lists and new ideas.
You’ve probably become consciously aware of your SCM taking control before while driving—suddenly looking up and realizing you safely got to your destination without feeling like you paid any attention to turns, traffic lights or other cars.
Our SCM’s prominence is handy for the most...