Zeniful Mindset Model

Conscious 'Thinking Mind'

Subconscious 'Habit Mind'

Thoughts

Feelings

Actions

Outcomes

Habits

Beliefs

Emotions

Behaviours

What you think and believe is how you choose to live your LIFE

Conscious vs Subconscious Mind

Consciousness, at its simplicity, is an awareness of our internal and external existence 

Your Conscious Mind is your THINKING Mind

  • it uses critical and logical thinking to analyze, reason and form judgements

  • it uses willpower to control your thoughts, feeling and actions

  • it can set goals, plan and organize 

Your Subconscious Mind is your HABIT mind 

  • it is not capable of reasoning or judging - it is creative, imaginative and intuitive

  • it is the hard drive of your brain and stores your programs, perceptions and memories 

  • it operates on autopilot - running our beliefs, emotions and behavioural patterns

The Subconscious Mind is in the driver seat and has control. The Conscious Mind is in the passenger seat but has the ability to navigate the Subconscious Mind to arrive at a new destination.

Thoughts vs Beliefs

Everyday, our minds are filled with thousands of thoughts.

The THOUGHTS that hold the most power over you are the ones that you BELIEVE to be true. 

A THOUGHT is a conscious suggestion

  • it does not create your circumstance

  • your thoughts are associated to your feelings - the more intense your feelings, the stronger your thoughts

  • negative thoughts deplete your energy while positive thoughts empower you to believe that anything is possible

A BELIEF is a thought ​you consider to be true

  • it is your compass on how you view and navigate the world

  • your core beliefs are generally formed at an early age and they are influenced by your family , experiences, and environment

  • you can change your limiting beliefs to become empowering beliefs

Empowering thoughts and beliefs energize you to what is possible. 

Limiting thoughts and beliefs will keep you stuck and prevent you from achieving what you truly want

Feelings vs Emotions

FEELINGS are the integration and intensity of mixed EMOTIONS

FEELINGS ​are generated from our mind and heart

  • feelings are experienced through our senses - sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste

  • both positive and negative emotions are important. It depends on whether they serve you.

  • there are over 33,000 feelings - you can choose how you want to feel by understanding, processing and accepting your core emotions

EMOTIONS are physical responses to the chemicals in our bodies and can be objectively measured by your body language, facial expression and blood flow

  • emotions are responses to a trigger or an event

  • evolutionary emotions are biologically hardwired to keep us safe (fight, flight, freeze)

  • there are 8 core emotions - fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust (Plutchik Theory)

All feelings and emotions are important and is part of your human experience

Behaviours are a series and pattern of actions 

Actions vs Behaviours

AN ACTION is a single instance of doing something to accomplish a goal

  • an action is a conscious decision. You choose to do something or choose not to do it

  • when you are experiencing positive feelings, you will act in a positive manner

  • when you are experiencing negative feelings, you will act in a negative manner

BEHAVIOURS are patterns or sequences of actions

  • survival behaviours are triggered by fight, flight or freeze responses

  • social behaviours are triggered by your need for acceptance, sense of belonging and love 

  • there are 4 types of behaviours: optimistic, pessimistic, trusting and envious

An effective way to change your actions is to change your thoughts.

An effective way to change your behaviours is to change your Subconscious beliefs.

Outcomes vs Habits

Outcomes are your Conscious Mind making choices

Habits are your Subconscious Mind running your programs and patterns

OUTCOMES are consequences from the choices and decisions you make or avoid

  • your Conscious Mind is your Thinking Mind

  • the way you think, feel and act will create the results​ in your life

  • results can be achieved through willpower until your energy is depleted and your belief system is challenged and that is when you begin to sabotage your achievements and successes

HABITS are repeated behaviours that involuntary require little or no thought

  • your SubConscious Mind is your Habit Mind

  • habits are learned and not innate and can be developed and changed through repetition

  • a powerful and effective method to change the programs of our Subconscious Mind is to re-wire our beliefs and patterns that run our life

Habits are driven by your Subconscious Mind and when you are living on autopilot

With your Conscious Mind, you can choose to create different outcomes - through repetition and practice, your new results will become your new habits 

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