Our understanding of how the neurons in the brain work together to create patterns of behavior largely go back to the work done by Donald Hebb more than 50 years ago. Hebb believed, “Neurons that fire together, wire together.” If you continually have a certain thought pattern or behavior repeated over time, then the neurons in the brain strengthen and create habits.
Habits are patterns that occur in our brain and create ‘grooves.’ The deeper the groove the less likely we are to consciously think about that habit. For example, when you take the same route to work every single day you begin to operate on a subconscious level and sometimes find that you arrive at work without realizing how you got there!
Habits can be great in many instances. When we play sports, we can create the habit of correctly shooting the ball or swinging the club through constant practice until we no longer have to consciously think about what we’re doing. The motion becomes automatic. But, what if we’ve been practicing bad habits that we need to change? The brain has no way of distinguishing between a “good” habit or a “bad” habit when it creates these neural pathways. So when you practice anything, good or bad, you’re creating a strengthening of those neurons together. That’s why bad habits can sometimes be very difficult to change, no matter how much we want to on a conscious level.
The key is to learn to think about things differently and practice consistently to create new pathways and change unwanted habits and behaviors. You’ve heard the phrase practice makes perfect? Practice also makes permanent. So if you learn to practice what you want instead of what you intend, you can change your life for the better! The easiest way to do this is by utilizing the BrainTap Technologies’ MindFit headset with our audio library. We have 677 audio titles specifically designed to help you mentally rehearse in life what you want–helping you create healthy habits and replacing old pathways that lead to unhealthy ones.
The neurons in our brain are constantly changing, dependent on what we are thinking or the habits we practice on a daily basis. If we learn to use certain skills then we can actually develop our neural networks to create that groove–making lifestyle changes easier and more automatic than ever! All you need to do is sit back, relax and allow your brain to do the work!
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