Did you know your brain has the amazing capacity to repair and reset itself at any age?
Neuroplasticity is the natural process of recalibrating the brain. Your brain can create new connections and become stronger through repeated well-travelled neural pathways which are how your habits are formed. Habits are formed from our belief system in what we say about ourselves. This is because the brain focuses only on the belief system as it can only show us the things which we believe about ourselves. Your belief system is operating night and day. Think of your belief system as your software.
The more you focus on developing your mental capacity and ability in new learning, the easier it is to unlearn bad habits which no longer serve you, for example. You can create new neural pathways to be your best self through developing new sustainable healthy habits.
Old neural pathways of bad habits become weaker and break down when you build new neural pathways with new habits which become stronger over time.
Your belief system is built from your own unique experiences of how you value yourself. For example, I believe I can help others become 'unstuck' in their limiting beliefs because I have prioritised self-care. This has enabled me to value myself to become 'unstuck' in my limiting beliefs which held me back for years.
Your brain will focus on your belief system whether this is negative or positive. You have a choice to build and maintain a positive belief system to be your best self using sustainable healthy habits to create new neural pathways.
In order to ensure you keep your brain healthy, it is important to protect the whole body. There are 12 ways you can do this:
1. Mental stimulation in keeping the mind active in new learning for example.
2. Regular physical exercise which reduces mental stress.
3. Eating a healthy variety of nutritious food.
4. Creating healthy habits in exercise, nutrition and sleep to reduce stress levels and take care of high blood pressure.
5. Avoid high blood sugar levels to minimise the risk of diabetes and dementia.
6. Take care of cholesterol levels through a healthy diet.
7. Drink water regularly to avoid dehydration.
8. Avoid tobacco smoke to minimise health risks.
9. Limit alcohol to minimise health risks.
10. Develop self-awareness to manage your emotional responses for your mental health and wellbeing.
11. Minimise activities which can increase your risk of head injuries.
12. Build and maintain your social networks to increase mental health and wellbeing.
Maintaining brain health is a continuous process, however it is worthwhile to minimise the health risks by developing a positive belief system.
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I help corporate executive women to be more influential during emotion-charged situations by developing their emotional competence to respond constructively.