Sometimes we remember the losses more than the wins. Our brain is structured that way, it’s main function is to keep us alive.
But we do have a say in this. Neuroscience shows that we can restructure our brain. Just because we have a super highway to the “oh crap” part of this incredible machine, it doesn’t mean we have to keep reinforcing it.
Lots of interesting studies have been done on what kind of thoughts and actions create new neural pathways.
Thanks to the incredible World Wide Web, this information is at your fingertips.
But, if you are not a neuroscience geek like me, here are three ways you can change how traffic flows in your brain.
Here’s the thing, just like you won’t get stronger arms without weights or working in a barn, your brain won’t change without some consistent training.
Now- you cannot do a fake “ooo and ahhh”, and plaster a smile on your face, pretending to be all positive and shit, that does not work!!!
That smile on your face, needs to trickle into every cell of your being!!
That feeling of “holy freaking sunset set the sky on fire” must spread throughout your darkest interior landscape.
And just to be clear, I am NOT saying you have to be grateful and find awe in every moment. Absolutely not!!
We are complex feeling beings. It’s ok to feel sad, we are entitled to anger.
Let yourself feel all of it!! BUT- give yourself the gift, even in the middle of a shit storm, to notice, that holy freaking crap, despite all of it, you are alive.
Happiest day you love to all of you