The Law of Occupied Space: No two thoughts can occupy your mind at the same time.
All of our life experiences, everything we do is located in our subconscious. To live the life we want to live we need to occupy our subconscious with the right things. By occupying our subconscious with the right things we create the muscle memory we want.
Think about this for a minute: we get up, we get busy, and we go through our life experiences each day. For example, if you’re an athlete you’re working and sweating each day. At the end of the day we go home with blood, sweat, and tears, and wash it all off so we can go to bed clean and fresh.
Now let’s think about this same scenario from a mental standpoint.
Throughout the day we accumulate different amounts of negative energy, negative thoughts, and busyness that surrounds us. If we go to bed at the end of each day with all of the grime and gunk from the day on our body, how would that feel? The same is true with the mind. What if we have a busy day and all of the mental gunk from today’s world gets on our mind and we go to sleep for seven, eight, or nine hours? The thing is that as we sleep the muscle memory (whether positive or negative) is still spinning in our mind, and if we occupy the space with that gunk and negativity from the day that muscle memory is reinforced while we sleep. What if at the end of each day, just as we wash our bodies from the sweat and dirt of the day, we wrote down three things we did well? We need to clean our mind and leave it smelling sweet and pure before going to be at night. As we sleep for seven to eight hours those positive and clean thoughts in our mind will be reinforced and the muscle memory associated with them will become stronger. This is how we occupy our subconscious with the right things.
Before going to bed each day, write down three things you did well that day. Do this to occupy the space in your mind, and then utilize all the hours of sleep you get to build that positive muscle memory. Remember that practice doesn’t make perfect. The truth is: practice makes permanent.