One of my guilty pleasures, which I’m almost embarrassed to admit it, is watching the Real Housewives on Bravo. I know that it is killing my brain cells, but I just can’t help myself. I think that I am so intrigued with it because the drama and the lifestyles are so drastically different from anything in my own realm of experience. Anyway, I usually record the show and then watch it whenever I have time throughout the week – which usually happens to be right before I go to bed. I have started to notice that after watching the show at night before bed, it is still on my mind when I wake up in the morning. I will be brushing my teeth and realize that I am brooding over Heather’s fight with Shannon or Tamra’s betrayal, or whatever. Ridiculous! The same thing happens with other stuff too, I was watching a Marie Forleo video right before bed a few nights ago and woke up thinking about it as well.
So, what does this mean? I’ve always heard that you should pay special attention to your first thoughts in the morning because they hold valuable insight into your subconscious mind. Good grief, I don’t want to fill my subconscious mind with Housewives' drama, I’ve got much more important issues to address! I am really intrigued with this, I’ve talked to several others who have experienced the same kind of thing. This looks like a pretty powerful opportunity to me. If I can give my subconscious mind something to ponder overnight, then I should be giving it good, meaningful stuff that will improve my life. I’m going to try to use this to my advantage in the future. I think that it will be in my best interest to turn the tv off at least an hour before bed and maybe spend those last few minutes reading my favorite books, or meditating, or thinking about things that I am struggling with in my life… who knows, I may just wake up with the answer!
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