🤔 What neuroplasticity has to do with habits…
“We are creatures of habit.”
“Old habits are hard to break.”
“New habits are hard to keep.”
How many of these ideas ☝️ do you believe?
So much about improving our health requires changing our habits. That’s true for physical, mental, and emotional health. But in order for new habits to stick, we also need to retrain our brains.
It’s called neuroplasticity 💡 and is basically like rewiring old patterns into new ones on a subconscious level.
Here’s the great thing about neuroplasticity:
✅ The more you trigger neural pathways in the brain, the stronger they get.
❌ The less you trigger other neural pathways in the brain, the weaker they get.
That means every time you lace up your walking shoes instead of sitting on the couch, you’re training your brain to believe you’re a person who exercises. Every time you drink water instead of wine, you’re training your brain to believe you’re a person who stays sober. Every time you take a deep breath instead of yelling, you’re training your brain to believe you’re a person who stays present and relaxed.
The key to making neuroplasticity work in your favor is to practice your positive and health-promoting habits in little bits often:
🗝️ Little & Often 🗝️
That’s how you train your brain, and that’s how you make habits stick.
Watch for my next post because I’m going to share some **specific neuroplasticity exercises** you can do little & often.
Any ideas what some might be? Give me your guesses in the comments. ⤵️