Recent science is showing that most of our thinking travels along well-worn pathways in the brain. It’s much easier to keep thinking in the old ways than to go off-road, so to speak, and go in new directions.
The problem with old ways of thinking is that since action follows thought, if we don’t change the way we think, we’re going to get to the same old places. But, how to change the nay-saying that goes on in our minds and stops us?
Today I have some ‘brain’ exercises to help you. Start by choosing something that you usually think of as difficult. Don’t choose something that’s hugely difficult, just something that’s moderately difficult. Also choose something you can do soon, so you can test out the effects of the exercise I’m about to give you. I’m going to choose making dinner because I’m tired and it’s feeling hard to think about going down to the kitchen to make something.)
7 Steps to Brain Fitness:
Step 1: Create a picture of you doing this something easily.
Step 2: Freeze frame an image of that coming true.
Step 3: Make the picture hugely brighter. Imagine you have a dial and that you can turn up the brightness big time. Do that.
Step 4: Imagine the size of the picture you have in your brain and make it 5 times bigger so the image is right in your face.
Step 5: Imagine the feelings of satisfaction in your body being huge, swelling through your entire body.
Step 6: Step into that picture in your mind. Let it be a ‘live’ picture now and hear what you would be hearing, feel what you would be feeling, see what you would be seeing.
Step 7: Test this out as soon as you can.
As for me, I just did this exercise on my ‘making dinner’ difficulty. I’m noticing that I feel a LOT more positive and energetic about making dinner and am going to do this right now!
Before I go, just let me say that this exercise is like a lot of the exercises in the 40-day online course, ‘Change Your Energy, Change Your Life’. If you want to try the first 10 days at no charge, click HERE!