Subliminal Affirmations: The What & The Why.

The first time I ever heard a subliminal affirmation meditation I couldn’t believe how powerful it was. This particular subliminal was all about having a healthy, happy, successful life and business.  I literally felt it absorb into my subconscious mind.  After listening to it a few times I  really did feel more empowered, successful, healthy and happy.

I knew this would be a HUGE benefit to my clients because it is so effective, and it is really, an easy way of programming your subconscious mind.

What is a subliminal recording?

Subliminal meditations, or recordings, are affirmations that are recorded and mixed under a piece of music.  These affirmations might be themed around something you want to change, create or have in your life. Eg. A successful thriving business, better health and nutrition, or money mindset.

These affirmations are recorded in a way that they are only audible to the subconscious mind which is able to handle everything we are unaware of and cannot process through our conscious mind. All you actually hear is the music playing which means that the conscious mind can’t reject the new affirmation.

Why is it so easy to program your subconscious mind?

You can listen to a subliminal affirmation meditation whenever and wherever except driving or operating heavy machinery. You don’t need to dedicate a specific time to listen to them.

Listen to them while you are working, play in the background while you are making dinner, listen as you are getting ready to bed, or even while you are sleeping.  Read more about affirmations and 1 easy way to program your mind for success   as you go to sleep.

Have you ever listened to a subliminal affirmation before? Let me know. send me a DM on Instagram @creatingbalancetherapies

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How To Get Creative on Social Media

How to get creative 101.

We are all creative and have our own way of expressing our creativity. What is yours? What do you like doing when you do post on social media?

Get the energy pumping

Creativity is associated with how we feel and the moods we are in.  Need an energetic “zhuh” or mood boost try these below:

  • Jump around, dance, do push-ups, burpees, go for a walk, bike ride or any other activity that doesn’t involve sitting in front of your computer.  
  • Create a motivational playlist on Spotify to get you in the mood or while you are creating.
  • Get away from the computer, take a break and come back to the task later when you have had time out.  

Write the ideas down!!

Ideas never come to us when we are at the computer, they come to us when we are at the supermarket, picking kids up from school, on the toilet, shower or pushing the lawnmower.

  • Have a pen and post-it notes in your bag, glove box in your car, or around the home.
  • Record as a voice memo on your phone, 
  • use the Evernote App, 
  • Google Docs, 
  • Notes on your phone, 
  • Have a whiteboard marker to write ideas on the bathroom mirror (that’s a Hot Tip)!

Write or record when the ideas hit. Chances are you won’t remember when you get back to your desk.

 

“I’m not creative, I don’t know what else I can post?”

Actually, you are creative. We all have our zones of genius, it is time to unleash yours!! Creativity isn’t about jumping around in a video. It is about sharing your business beyond a product or service.

Stop re-inventing the wheel. Look at the content you have previously posted. If it was a static post, create a Reel. If it was a Reel, make it a carousel. Chances that ALL your followers saw that original post are unlikely. New and existing followers need reminders on who you are, what you do and how you can help them.  

 

Social Media post ideas to take you beyond your product or service.

  • A day in your life. Take photos of yourself during your workday and put them into a carousel or stories.
  • Behind the scenes – (my favourite) A time-lapse or you working or setting up your workspace, doing what you do in your business.
  • A story about you and why you started your business.
  • Introductory post about you for your new followers
  • Informing people of any holidays you are having, therefore, change to business hours (very important around school holidays and public holidays)
  • Profile of staff members who work for you, or contract to you etc.
  • Informing people of availability for the week.
  • New skills or a qualification you have completed for your business.
  • Testimonial from a client or customer
  • Bloopers of you doing something funny in your business.
  • Things you love about being a business owner. How you left your ‘old job’ and stepped into this new one and why.
  • Quotes, expressions or sayings that are relevant to your business or industry.

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Overcoming Social Media Creativity Blocks

Creativity blocks are not unusual or uncommon in business when it comes to creating any kind of content. Writing blogs, newsletters, social media posts, advertising, website content etc.

It generally shows up when we are wanting to post or create something and the ideas, inspiration or even motivation is not showing up.

You may feel like you are dragging your feet with reluctance or pressured by time to get that post done and up on your feed.

If you have ever heard yourself say: “I just don’t know what to post” or “I’ve sat in front of my computer for hours and still haven’t posted anything.” You are not alone.

Here are some of the ways social media creativity blocks might show up and how you can work through them.

Resistance & procrastination. Ask yourself, what are you resisting? What is it that you are resisting from doing and why? Is it being seen, worrying about what people will think, is it wanting to have the perfect look on your feed or posts, comparing yourself to others?

Resistance often leads to procrastination which is friends with perfectionism.
Perfectionism is only an excuse. Nothing needs to be perfect. Get in there, create, post and then later, review what works well for you, so you can easily repeat it.

Affirmation Time: “Progress over Perfection.” “Good is Good Enough.” “Keep It Simple.”

Full permission to take a break. If you are feeling uninspired, emotionally drained and tired. Take. A. Break. Instagram will still be there. Come back to it when you are feeling better, motivated, uplifted and energised. If you are dragging your feet, the lack of energy and unenthusiasm you put into your posts will make you resent social media even more.

What is your best time of day? Review the time of day when you feel most energised and inspired to get things done. We all work best at different times of the day. If you feel more inspired and creative after dinner when everyone is taken care of, use that time. If your creative time is first thing in the morning, make that a priority.

Overwhelm. “You do You.” There is so much information out there about what makes the best post or how many times a day you need to post, it can be overwhelming. Sift through the information and choose what feels right for you. See everything as a guideline and work with what feels right for you. Master one thing then grow and expand on to the next.

Do small chunks at a time. “Batching” your content won’t send you “Bat-sh*t Crazy” if you are trying to do it all at once.
Often creativity comes in bursts. If today you feel like getting stuck into Canva and creating graphics, do all your graphics. If your words are flowing for the posts, write them down when they hit (even point form because you can expand later. You’ll at least have the outline done). Have different hashtag lists already done and saved so it is easy to copy and paste to a post.

Do small batches of content at a time to reduce the overwhelm and creativity blocks.

How to get creative on social media  This next blog is all about how you can get creative and energised to post to social media.

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