Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Changing Your Mind: You Can Do It Scientifically

The Brain: More Versatile Than You Knew
Your brain can grow new brain cells, and all you’ve got to do is try. The nitty gritty gets a bit more complicated.  
If you’ve ever worked out, you know initially, a workout hurts. After a few days, the ache goes away, and if you’ve kept up with the exercise, you begin to notice a difference. You feel better, look better, and actually are better because you’ve developed muscles. But do those muscles remain?
Well, only if you keep them adequately satiated. You’ve got to keep working them out. But once you reach your physical “cruising altitude”, as it were, you don’t have to work quite as hard to maintain your physique as you did to attain it.
It’s the same with the brain. To maintain that which you’ve attained in the brain requires several weeks where you focus on establishing or excising a habit from your life. Once three weeks have been reached, and in some cases four, your brain will have established new neuropathways and built new neurons.
The difficulty at that point beco