5 facts about the brain that will change your life

1. The brain sees no difference between reality and imagination

The brain reacts equally to all of what you think. In this sense there is no distinction between objective reality and your fantasies. For this reason, possible the so-called placebo effect.

If the brain thinks you are taking a pharmaceutical drug (not the pill with sugar), reacts to it accordingly. Drank a placebo, thinking it was aspirin, and the brain will allow the body to lower body temperature.

Works the same and the nocebo effect, but in the opposite direction. If a hypochondriac watching the evening news and hears about the outbreak of a new disease, it may 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 the abnormal high levels of serotonin (the happy hormone) in the blood. Any constructive thoughts or dreams of a bright future are able to improve your physical state right here and now.

2. You see what you think about most

Whatever you thought it becomes the basis of your life experience. For example, if you buy a new vehicle then will be more likely to notice the cars of this brand in the city. The thing is, after you purchase you think about my car more often than thought so far.

Why is it important to know? The fact that to get out of any stressful situation can be simply reprogrammed their thinking. On the other hand, if you try to analyze the political situation, present different media in different ways, you will believe only those that reflect your own point of view.

There's something else. Have you ever noticed that people quite quickly are grouped by interest? Positive people are more likely to make friends with the same positive and hypochondriacs with hypochondriacs, isn't it? It's not a coincidence. If you want to change something in your life, start by changing thought patterns.

3. Most of the time your brain is working on autopilot

The average human brain generates per day 60 thousand thoughts. But more than 40 thousand of them are the same thoughts that you drove in my head yesterday. That's why so easy to slip into a tailspin of negative perception of life. And that's why we often need to change the familiar surroundings unfamiliar to "clean" the brain.

Negative thoughts create stress and anxiety by themselves, even if the real reason no. And they are actually destroying the immune system, which is forced to react (see paragraph # 1).

Train your brain. Make it more likely to register positive thoughts. The more you try, the faster and easier you will get. To take life deliberately is trying to take all these unconscious processes under their own control. The ultimate goal of practice is to ensure that the majority of your thoughts are arising "default", was positive.

4. Disabled — this is vital

You can literally sink thousands of negative thoughts that get stuck in your head during the day. So you need to "disconnect": this will give respite to the immune system, make you healthier and happier.

The easiest way for a few minutes "turn off" the brain — meditation. It allows you to transform your consciousness in a convenient and effective tool.

And again. About home away from home. Choose an active vacation: skiing, diving, Hiking in the mountains. The simpler you can focus on the exciting process, the more effectively "cleaned" a head.

5. You can change your brain. Literally. Physically

When you focus on any mental activity, your brain is 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, then over time will only strengthen this idea. But if you replace it's a subliminal belief on the idea: "I'm in great physical form", then your brain to build new neural connections. You will begin to notice new opportunities that will allow you to turn this unconscious setting into a new reality.


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You have the ability to subjugate their minds and change. You have the ability to achieve anything you want. The main thing — to believe it. Because any physical process starts with the thoughts that arise in your head.published



P. S. And remember, just changing your mind — together we change the world! ©

Source: www.factroom.ru/science/5-brain-facts-two


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