There is a stat I recently read that blew me away:
"Researchers estimate that we think about 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day – and that about 80% of those thoughts are negative."
It would seem that living a happy and fulfilled life would be next to impossible if cluttered by all that negativity and doubt.
But if you've ever heard your inner voice say:
"They probably think I'm _____."
"By now, I should have already _____ ."
"Why am I so _____."
"I can never seem to ____."
And you filled those blanks with negative responses … then it's imperative that you change the narrative happening in your head.
A post I previously shared contained a step-by-step strategy on shifting negative chatter into something empowering. Something that helps, rather than hinders, your ability to achieve your goals.
In this post, I want to share science-based principles on how you can TRAIN YOUR BRAIN to be more sensitive to the positive signals you send it …
Some studies indicate that the brain can be "trained" to be hypersensitive to feeling self-confident, decisive, make consistent in making healthier choices. Moreover, you can physically modify the circuitry or your brain to encourage more positive responses!
Here are two ideas to try:
1. Meditation. Studies have confirmed a notable change in test subjects' brain circuitry in as little as 2 weeks of meditation! Meditations of Compassion and understanding are truly impactful. If you're curious, there are apps (like Headspace or Calm) that include these principles in their guided meditations. And, there are hundreds more of them for you to try (free) on YouTube.
2. Identify your WHY. Take time to consider why your health (or confidence in your appearance) is important to you.
Why does obtaining (or maintaining) this goal matter? How does it serve your community, family, or you directly? What will it help become or achieve more of?
Connecting your actions to the "why" behind them ignites that part of your brain that is receptive to helpful information and simultaneously helps you become more proactive about taking positive action!
Together, these training techniques can create a shift in negative to positive self-talk ... and negativity will weaken its hold on your life.
These are incredibly POWERFUL principles when they are set into motion. Its practice takes effort and consistency, though.
If you need more help, review the reference link below or search Google on the subject.
If, however, you want a more personal touch toward figuring out the best route to results, let me know. I've got a few spots available for Strategy Sessions this week! Click Here to book online or shoot me an email, and I'll get back to you ASAP with the details!