Your ideal outcome/life and brain Neuroplasticity
How can understanding the concept of Neuroplasticity in the brain help me create my ideal outcome?
The science of neuroplasticity; building your 'brain muscles'
The Psychological implications underlying this knowledge
How to apply and benefit from these concepts during everyday life
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and a clear map of where you are going is a good start.A positive mind set plus positive self-messages are important.
Together these help us stop the barrage of thoughts of doubt and confusion, which often invade our mind: enabling us to make good judgements on the way to our ideal outcome and ideal life. This all gets wired in your brain.
so let's make the thoughts positive, constructive and caring and shut out the invading, possibly even self-destructing, thoughts. Create good positive brain connections and break the ones which don't serve you. This is described by the concept of Neuroplasticity.
|You're now in a good space to think of the outcome/life you wish to create
our thoughts can create new pathways in your brain which will benefit you throughout your life. Neuroplasticity is the 'muscle building' part of the brain. BUT this will take a little time plus your commitment to make the change.
Neuroplasticity studies tell us that it takes a while to create a positive ‘habit’ which will have a real long lasting effect; but the effort is worth it. Norman Doidge’s (good name!) book “The brain’s way of healing” details how people have cured conditions with positive intent, determination and clear pictures of good health over a period of time.
The language of the brain is packets of energy and electrical discharge which we can influence.
Professor Richard J Davidson founder of The Centre for Healthy minds says
We’re learning we can shape our brains in more adaptive and beneficial ways by cultivating healthy habits of mind…When given a challenging situation your brain hasn’t encountered before, it can reorganise and restructure to respond to that situation. The more often your brain is exposed to that new challenge – like learning a musical instrument, for instance – the more it reorganises and makes that path more established…Our brains are constantly being shaped wittingly or unwittingly – most of the time unwittingly….We’re raising the possibility to intentionally training our brains to improve Wellbeing.
"Fundamentally Wellbeing is no different from learning to play the cello, if one practises the skills of Wellbeing one will get better at it"
What are the words which you would choose to say to yourself now? TRUST these positive words as they are creating new pathways in your brain which are aligning your brain towards surprising ways of obtaining your required outcome/life.
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KEEP SAYING THEM EVEN IF YOU DO NOT THINK THEY ARE TRUE
I value myself and am saying 'Yes' to me.
I see the perfect outcome to my project.
I am calm and collected.
I am valued and respected within my relationship.
I have the time and I’m on time because time is my constant companion.
I am safe, I love myself.
I love and accept myself as I am now warts and all
I am at peace
Fake it til you become it – the brain is rewiring itself
Successful people say ‘YES’ to things in life more than not as they aren’t afraid to try things and fail. So today start imagining the life you want to live, start by ‘making the pictures’ you want to see, not what you’ve been programmed to do and don’t be afraid of failure.
You don’t have to tell anyone, just do it, imagine your new life and you will start to make different choices in life aligned with your new picture. You will then start to take baby steps in that direction.You have a CHOICE as to what you think about, it’s really as simple as that, but the hard part is breaking the HABIT of those old thoughts ‘whizzing’ around our minds. Simply knowing you can do this when you are ready is reassuring and it’s a way out and forward when the time is right for you.
|Remember it's only us who can change those thoughts
We are no longer the victim to others or outside circumstances. We BECOME the thoughts we focus on consciously and subconsciously. Let’s keep the thoughts positive as much as we can - to grow positive brain connections - even when we are feeling negative - and maybe even don't even know where the thoughts are coming from. Do you need to let out the feelings which are driving the thoughts? Allow yourself to weep a few tears or roar like a bear!
Our body language changes our mental attitude
Those rubbish thoughts are invading again
Keep bringing yourself back time and again to the positive thoughts. Treat yourself the way you would treat a puppy dog ~ " come back, come back I know things seem more fun over there but come back to me".
This is a new way of being and that, in the same way as muscles get stronger as you use them, your mind will become more able to stay more positive as you keep the positive words there in the mind and attitude in the body. Whatever it is you are thinking about you can shut it out ~ until you can actually do something about the situation or say the things you want to say to the person concerned.
Now you’re ready to and start to make different choices in life aligned with your new picture. Don't worry about how this will happen; simply start to take baby steps in that direction and you are doing something positive about where you are NOW.
Research reveals there are four areas of mental training that can significantly improve your wellbeing: Resilience, outlook, awareness, and generosity. “Each of these four is rooted in neural circuits, and each of these neural circuits exhibits plasticity,” explains Davidson. “So we know that if we exercise these circuits, they will strengthen.”
It’s easy to be content when things are going well but what about when we face hardship?
Building resilience – or how we recover from adversity – influences the amount of negative emotion which we experience. Individuals who show a more rapid recovery in key neural circuits in the brain have higher levels of Wellbeing. They are protected in many ways from the adverse consequences of life’s slings and arrows. Davidson advocates the use of mindfulness.
Looking at our Outlook
Unlike with resilience the simple practice of loving kindness meditation alters the neural circuitry quite quickly.
Even people who suffer from depression show activation in the brain circuit underlying outlook, but in them, it doesn’t last—it’s very transient.
The effects of generosity
When we act by volunteering at a homeless shelter or giving somebody a compliment, we become happier in ourselves. The ability to empathise, express gratitude and behave compassionately towards others are skills that can not only be learned, but also can make us feel happy.
There are now a plethora of data showing that when individuals engage in gernerous behaviour they actually activate circuits in the brain that are key to fostering Wellbeing – and that’s in a way which is more enduring than winning a game!
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