Your brain can change. Change the repetitive negative thoughts you think, change your mental patterns, change the way you think about yourself, change your negative story and you will change your brain.
Studies have shown that just 20 minutes of meditation a day actually changes your brain structure and adds gray matter to your hippocampus, improving your memory, attention span and emotional integration, while also decreasing stress and anxiety.
Other studies have shown that laughing more throughout the day not only changes your brain chemistry by lowering stress hormones and increasing endorphins, it also improves your memory.
Rewiring your brain and focusing more on positive self-talk throughout the day, laughing more, doing a few mini-meditations or mindful breath exercises each day, connecting with the present moment more, and making really deliberate choices about what you are choosing to feel, all of these things move you towards changing your brain in a positive direction. It takes daily work to undo old patterns of negativity, but it's worth it! Keep working on it a little every day and your little changes will really add up over time.
Imagine what it's going to feel like when feeling positive about yourself and about your life is the new normal setting. Imagine all the good that will do for your brain, too!
Therapist & Coach. Writer & Professor. Brain Trainer.