Unlocking the durable power of positive thinking can rewire ourselves to think positively. The brain can rewire its own connections and has the ability to change structurally. When we learn something, we change neural connections. Every time we reactivate a circuit, a synaptic efficiency increases, and connections become more durable and easier to reactivate. Whenever we do specific tasks over and over again, it takes less brain power over time.
We can harness the brain's plasticity by training our brain to make positive patterns more automatic. Practice the positive aspects of life. That keeps the negative tendencies away. We can retrain the brain to scan for the good things in life. A positive thinking pattern has a powerful impact. This could be difficult and awkward feeling at the beginning, but the rewards will be worth the effort.
We have to build habit that becomes more automatic and longer lasting.
Here are three top ways to rewire ourselves for positivity:
- Scan for 3 daily positives. Reflect on what caused them to happen. Celebrate small wins.
- Give one shout-out to someone (daily).
- Do something nice. This has power to get us out of the negativity loop.
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The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale