We like to think that change happens quickly& effortlessly by sheer will. We often struggle to let go of dysfunctional beliefs, attitudes, jobs and relationships and even when we make progress we don’t always hold it. We reach a peak of success and then cycle down.
We have hundreds of millions of neural connections in our brain. When we do well we activate these pathways that supports well-being. The neurons become larger and their connections increase by 25%. When we cycle down into negative behaviors, thoughts and actions the stress response pathways also become larger and the connections increase by 25%. This results in feeling out of control and all our positive resolutions evaporate. Why are we driven to keep repeating this cycle?
My focus for this challenge is to have optimal health and well being. I make great strides and then little by little I fall back on bad habits. It’s difficult for me to maintain a good/self-nurturing pattern. In looking at how I deplete my energy I excessively watch movies, reading novels and get lost in fantasy. This lead to a drop in energy and keeps me from my healthy routines.
The brain area involved is my right cerebral hemisphere and my statement is that I feel pulled down by negativity. The coherent energy I need is to be in touch with my dreams! Maybe I am using movies and novels based on other people’s dreams as my substitute for tuning into my own creativity. The neurotransmitter I need is Acetylcholine to feel relaxed and have good brain-body neural communication. My final statement is to receive my energy from the unlimited universal source of love. Sounds good to me!
This is a great time to look at those new years resolution and do the Integration for Growth to keep yourself on track. Please join us for the 26/52 challenge. You can begin at anytime and please post a note at this blog and let me know how it’s going for you.