Change Your Brain and Your Life
BY ALEK V // Reliable Strategies
Can We Rewire Our Own Brains?
When you change your brain you change your life.
But how do you change your brain?
Brain-plasticity is your brains ability to remould and reorganise itself.
This occurs in response to the input it receives over a period of time.
Psychologists and deep thinkers have spoken about brain plasticity for 200 years.
Now advanced medical technology has proven the brains to plasticise a scientific fact.
A series of experiments took place using MRI’s to scan the brain and observe it’s ability to change itself over time.
These experiments proved without a doubt that your brain is plastic.
It's not a static organ that stays fixed after a certain age. You can change your brain.
When you were a child brain-plasticity was an automatic process.
As you get older it takes more conscious effort.
This means keeping your brain active, engaged, and optimised.
You're not stuck where you are. There's another way.
You can start rewiring your brain to move yourself towards the type of person you want to be.
Use the power of your mind. Change your brain. Change your life.
Your Brain is Your Friend and Foe
Brain-plasticity is neutral. Your brain can mould to positive or negative.
Your mind takes the form of your habitual thoughts and patterns of behaviour.
The brain remoulds itself to the thoughts and feelings you implant into your mind over time.
This is because every thought and action creates new neurological connection.
Thoughts that fire together wire together.
The more you think a thought or do a thing, the stronger the neurological connection becomes.
Whether you think positive or negative your brain responds in kind.
If you get sloppy and don’t use your brain for your advantage you'll lose the privilege of having the ability to do so.
Long term depression can rewire your brain to feelings of helplessness and disempowerment.
The longer you stay depressed the harder it is to bring yourself back into the light.
Your neurology rewires itself to the habitual thoughts in your mind.
When your habitual thoughts focus on the positive your neural networks respond.
Over time external reality reflects your internal state of consciousness.
You can change your brain and your life for better or for worse.
Through your repeated thoughts and actions you get to decide which one.
Motivation Determines Results
Utilising positive brain plasticity in an adult brain requires prolonged focus and persistence.
The process takes time and applied effort.
If you don't have the enough motivation to change, your results will be minimal at best.
You won't stay at it long enough to reap the rewards.
You need to have a strong desire to change and a willingness to work for it.
Internal Imagery and Mental Rehearsal
As your brain thinks in images, visualisation plays an important role is rewiring your mind.
Start by constructing a mental image of the change you want to become.
Begin with your outcome.
What will you see once the change has taken place?
Make your image as real as possible. Add some feeling and emotion to your picture.
Put the image and the feeling into a movie.
You're the star of the show.
See it from your own perspective as if you're right there now.
Do this everyday for as long as it takes to materialise.
Opportunities will start to appear that will move you towards your image.
When they come don’t let them pass. Take advantage of them when they're there.
Signs Your Mind is Starting to Change
Your brain is always in a state of change.
If you're rewiring your mind for a specific purpose there are micro signs to look out for.
You'll start to recognise behavioural patterns in yourself you hadn’t noticed before.
Your previous behavioural patterns don't seem so ‘normal’ anymore.
You start seeing people with a new perspective.
Especially the people you spend the most time with.
You notice words and actions you never noticed before.
The way you perceive the world around you has begun to shift.
You view the world through who you're becoming, not who you were.
Your interests also start to change.
New neural pathways are being created in your brain.
Some things you used to spend time on lose their attraction.
Other things you didn't previously resonate with become interesting.
These are a few indicators that new neural connections are being made inside your mind.
Your cognitive architecture is taking a new form.
Use your brain for your change.
Change your brain change your life.
Best Quotes About Change
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves" - Viktor E. Frankl
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading" - Lao Tzu
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself" - Andy Warhol
"We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature" - Edmund Burke