Time for a change! Out with the old, limited way of seeing your life. In with a new, exciting view of life, one full of options and possibilities. Rewire your brain!
It's time to stop thinking, feeling, and doing the same old things over and over. Time to choose to do something different!
It works like this. Each time you repeat a thought, emotion, or action, you go over pathways in your brain that carry the information and energy of that reaction.
Repeatedly going over the same nerve pathways is like repeatedly driving a car over the same dirt road. You create ruts in that road that deepen every time you drive over them. This makes them more likely to grab your tires and force you to stay in the rut.
In the same way, the more you repeat a thought, emotion, or action, the more power you give it to grab your mind and body, causing you to repeat those same reactions again and again.
In fact ruts or pathways can become so deep that it seems easier to just to roll along and allow those ruts or familiar thoughts, feelings, and actions to control you.
Here's where rewiring comes in. When you train yourself to stay aware and choose different reactions instead of old familiar ones, you interfere with the old ruts or nerve pathways. Richard Restak, in his 2003 book, The New Brain: How the Modern Age Is Rewiring Your Mind, says it this way.
The brain never loses the power to transform on the basis of experience, and this transformation can occur over very short intervals. For instance, your brain is different today than it was yesterday. This difference results from the effect on your brain of yesterday’s and today’s experiences, as well as the thoughts and feelings you’ve entertained over the past twenty-four hours. [pp. 7–8]
When you change your reactions, you can begin to create new, healthier pathways. And each time you do, you actually make changes to your brain. You rewire it.
Out with the old. In with the new! Let's get started.
Want some help making changes. You might start with the Choice-Cube Assessment Quiz on this website. Or take a look at the book, Become the Person You Were Meant to Be - The Choice-Cube Method: Step by Step to Choice and Change. Happy New Year!