Positive Thinking Re-wires The Brain By Lori English
The art of positive thinking can be helpful when you are facing an anxious situation , but it is not limited to just that. If you practice positive thinking daily the brain can change with neuroplasticity which can help re-wire the brain. Positive thinking is important when it comes to making changed in your life consistently. The ability to change your thoughts can change your life and re-wiring your brain can be done.
You hear it all the time from people how can positive thoughts change my life? What can I do to change the thoughts?
Guess What? If you are willing to cross over that list of negative thoughts and get to other side their are many possibilities and techniques today that can help you
If you you are like most people, you have negative thoughts from time to time. If you are willing to explore what the thoughts are and understand most are not just that ” Thoughts”.
Your mind is full of thousands of thoughts daily, its up to you to weed out the negative ones. First you have to become conscience of them by asking yourself these three simple questions?
- Is this Thought Important?
- Is this Thought True?
- Is this This Thought Helpful?
The three questions above separate your thoughts that are not that important for you to think about and even ruminate. It’s a practice that works and tends to simply for your active mind.
Positive Thinking Rewires Brain Activity
Using Affirmations are helpful with positive thinking and regulating moods. If you find yourself in a bad mood and then you are wither internalizing by becoming depressed or you talk about it and this is a healthier way of communicating with others.
If you had a rough day, what are your coping skills and how do you apply them to life? Do you go and work out? Practice yoga or meditation?
The brain is one of the most complex organs in our body, yet is so powerful in the way we use our thoughts to control the rest of our emotional state. If you thought of neuroplasticity did not exist in the field.
Neuroplasticity is defined as pliable it is defined as being able to change the synapses in the brain.
Thoughts and thinking positive is been a topic that is discussed and thrown around for many years, but in the last decade scientists are able to pinpoint the areas of the brain that can be changed. Changing your thoughts can help the synapses change the entire pathway and regrow new one.
Changing the Brain and making the thoughts stick takes patience and a lot of consistently. If you took ten years to develop a though pattern, you will have to work at it to change, however the good news is that it is possible and many people benefit and change theirwhole entire life from the process of thinking and rewiring the brain.
According to many studies and research the brain can regenerate or change the pattern. Neuroplasticity is one of the most fascinating subjects in science today, not to mention that thinking positive can change and help many people that suffer from depression, anxiety, and negative thinking.
Positive thinking can help in the process of learning how to change the negativity that you think and feel. By re-wiring the brain you are changing associations that the brain .
Rick Hanson, PH.D , and published author and researcher has written books “ Hard Wiring Happiness“, and ” Just One Thing” a well established author. He explains that mind could be running themes such as grief, threat, or loss which he further explains as mental hygiene. If we are constantly trying to ” cope” with emotions that are running recklessly around it can be difficult to change your thoughts, however, if you become aware of specif thoughts you can change them.
According to Hansen, the mind, changing the thoughts and the patterns of thinking can be done today, but it takes practice. You have to continually make a goal you may want to write it down.
Consequences of Negative Thinking
All-or-nothing thinking is the most common type of negative thinking, and it is a common cause of anxiety, depression, and addiction.
All-or-nothing thinking leads to anxiety because you think that any mistake is a failure. You worry that any mistake may expose you to criticism or judgment. Therefore you don’t give yourself permission to relax and let down your guard.
All-or-nothing thinking can lead to depression because when you think you have to be perfect, you feel trapped by your own unrealistic standards. Feeling trapped is one of the known causes of depression.
All-or-nothing thinking can lead to addiction because anxiety or depression feels so uncomfortable that you may turn to drugs or alcohol to escape.
Rewiring the Brain
The brain is complex but in the last decade psychologists and neurologists have come full circle to be able to tell that the brain can change if we change our thoughts. A powerful way to live is we have the ability to recognize our thoughts that are not serving us well and change them .
By using positive thinking and learning to recognize unwanted thoughts the brain can rewire itself . It takes time, but there is a lot of hope on this. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy using this is changing negative thoughts that cause people to feel anxious, by taking the thought and replacing with a positive one.
In future research, many people are using this technique in mental health, mediation, and stress management. There is so much hope for people that have suffered a stroke today then twenty years ago. Medicine and mental health partnered together are becoming stronger than ever.