The human brain is more powerful than we think. You can train and make them work differently. And this, in turn, determines what will be our life.
1. The brain does not know the difference between reality and imagination
The brain responds equally to all, what you're thinking. In this sense, there is no difference between objective reality and your fantasies for him. For this reason possible so-called placebo effect.
If the brain thinks that you are taking a pharmaceutical drug (not a pill with sugar), then it reacts to it accordingly. He drank a placebo, thinking it was aspirin, and the brain will command the body to lower body temperature.
Similarly notsebo effect works, but in the opposite direction. If hypochondriac watching evening news and hear them on the outbreak of a new disease, it can even begin to physically feel the symptoms.
The good news is that if you look at the world in pink glasses, you probably often feel happy due to abnormally high levels of serotonin (happiness hormone) in the blood. Any constructive thought or dream of a bright future can improve your physical condition right here and now.
2. What you see is what you think is most
Whatever you may think, it becomes the basis of your experience. For example, if you buy a new car, it will become more likely to notice the cars of this brand in the city. The thing is that after buying you think of their car more often than thought until now.
Why is this important to know? The fact that out of any stressful situation by simply reprogramming your thinking. On the other hand, if you are trying to analyze the political situation that are presented in different media in different ways, then you will believe only those that reflect your own point of view.
There is something else. Have you ever noticed that people fairly quickly grouped with the same interests? Positive people are more likely to make friends with the same positive and hypochondriacs - with hypochondriacs, is not it? It is not a coincidence. If you want to change something in your life, start with a change of thought patterns.
3. Most of the time your brain operates on autopilot
The average human brain per day generates 60 thousand. Thoughts. But more than 40 thousand. Of them are the same thoughts that you drove in his head yesterday. That is why it is so easy to slip into a tailspin negative perception of life. And that is why we often need to change the situation on the unfamiliar familiar, to "clean" the brain.
Negative thoughts create stress and anxiety on their own, even if the real reason is not the fact. And they really destroy the immune system, which is forced to react to it (see para. 1 number).
Train your brain. Makes it more likely to record positive thoughts. The more you try, the faster and easier you will receive. Treat life consciously - is to try to take all of these unconscious processes under its control. The ultimate aim of the practice - to ensure that the majority of your thoughts that arise "by default", were positive.
4. Periodically disconnected - it is vital
You can literally drown in thousands of negative thoughts that get stuck in your head for days. Therefore, you need to "turn off": it will give breathing space to the immune system, make you healthier and happier.
The easiest way for a few minutes to "turn off" the brain - meditation. It allows you to turn your mind in a convenient and effective tool.
And further. About vacation. Choose activities: skiing, scuba diving, hiking. The easier you focus on the thrilling process, the better "cleaned" the head.
5. You can change your mind. Literally. Physically
When you focus on a certain mental activity, your brain at this moment actively generates new neural connections. This process biologists call neuroplasticity.
Here's how it works. If you think you are not able to lose weight, over time will only be strengthened in this thought. But if you replace it with a subconscious belief in the idea: "I'm in great shape," then your brain will each time to build her new neural connections. You will begin to notice more and more new features that will allow you to turn this setting subconscious into a new reality.
You have the ability to subdue your mind and change. You have the opportunity to achieve all that you want. The main thing - to believe in it. For any physical process begins with the thoughts that arise in your mind.