The subconscious is like a little dog that follows the conscious mind around. It operates 24 hours a day everyday until you 'die'. Like animals, the subconscious mind has no sense of humor whatsoever. Worse, it has no clue what humor is. It is the part of the brain that 'gets the joke'. But it is the left brain that generates laughter. If you speak ironically/satirically/or are facious, you do yourself no favors. All this does is confuse the subconscious. If you say something like 'I will fix this if I can.' This is a demonstration of your inability of how the subconscious works. The subconscious has no clue what to do with such a combination of words. What does 'if I can' mean? You have to give it statements like I will do this. Or I will not do this. Never say something like, 'I always forget what that word means.' The subconscious takes everything you say verbatim. By saying that you actually reinforce a behavior you do not like so that it will happen exactly the same way in the future.
If you are around people that drink and you are not drinking and do not want drink, you have to very carefully watch what you think/put into your subconscious because it is likely that you will develop the subconscious desire to drink at some point in the future. These desires are called samskaras in yoga. Subconscious desires. If you do not monitor it, you may in the future be provided the opportunity to drink and because you are unaware of a lurking subconscious desire you put in your brain earier (or many of them) you will have to suppress the desire. You can only do this for so long. The way to not supress desires (become subject to karma) is to understand your thoughts. Repressions can not stand the light of understanding. Once understood, they evaporate. If you do not put the wrong thoughts in your mind to start with, they will not crop up in the first place in the future to begin with. psychic reading