Retrain Your Brain

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What will you do with your future? Survive or Thrive?

We all want a great life, yet we have challenges that get in the way of our happiness. So how do we thrive in the midst of our crazy lives?

Tap into the power of your mind and retrain your brain.

Deepak Chopra recently released a book titled, SuperBrain, Unleashing the Explosive Power of the Mind. It is a fabulous book that I would highly recommend. The following is a tiny nugget from the book….

“Every thought, feeling, and emotion creates a molecule known as a neuropeptide. Neuropeptides travel throughout your body and hook onto receptor sites of cells and neurons. Your brain takes in the information, converts it into chemicals, and lets your whole body know if there’s trouble in the world or cause for celebration. Your body is directly influenced as these molecules course through the bloodstream, delivering the energetic effect of whatever your brain is thinking and feeling.

When you say, “I have a sad heart,” then you literally have a sad heart. If we looked inside your heart, we would find it affected by molecules that cause stress and damage, such as excessive amounts of adrenaline and cortisol. If you say, “I’m bursting with joy,” a scientist could analyze your skin and find it loaded with neuropeptides that may have antidepressant effects and that may modulate the immune system. If you say, “I feel exhilarated, unbounded, and joyful,” and I were to examine your blood, I would find high levels of interleukin and interferon, which are powerful anticancer drugs.

One of the keys to harnessing this potentially unlimited power of the mind is to expand your level of self-awareness. When your awareness is contracted, the flow of energy and information throughout your bodymind is hampered. You tend to stay stuck in toxic emotions such as regret, resentment, and self-pity. Non-nurturing habits such as overeating and not exercising take hold. The feedback loop between your mind and your body turns negative, and stress can hit you instantaneously or grind away at you day after day.

On the other hand, when you expand your awareness, your energy flows freely. You’re more flexible, balanced, and creative. You view yourself and the world with more compassion and understanding. You have more energy and are open to new possibilities. At this level of awareness, you have all the power you could possibly need to create a new reality—a reality of vibrant health and wellbeing.”

These are a few tools from my coaching toolbox that will help you unleash the power of your own mind:

Fill your mind with positivity
Enlarge your vision
Exude confidence
Accept others as they are and as they aren’t
Have a good attitude
Don’t complain
Avoid negative people
Let go of the past
Let go of toxic beliefs and replace them with new views that empower you
Attract the good by feeling good
Choose to be happy no matter what
Stop wishing you had something else
Speak positively
Stay in action toward your goals
Have a glass half-full mentality
Exercise regularly to get the feel good chemicals flowing
Replace coffee with green tea
Eat healthy all the time
Be generous
Stop repeating things that don’t work
Help others
Break bad habits
Move outside of your comfort zone
Develop mental toughness
Don’t postpone happiness in hopes of achieving something at a future date
Live a balanced life
Pray a lot.

Your future is in your hands. Anything is truly possible with the right thinking and right action. Stop letting your mind control you. Take control and create what you want!

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