So how is that "New Year's Resolution" going? Great, good, or not so good? It's that time of year when we start to tire of our new diet and exercise program or the new vocabulary list we are going to work on, or the new book we want to read. It's nothing new, because it happens every year. We have worthy dreams and goals that may be within our reach, if we just knew how. What if we do something different this time around? What if we change the way we think about ourselves and the things we really want to accomplish?
According to Dr. Caroline Leaf we can change the way we think about past experiences, present circumstances, and our future hopes by dwelling on good thoughts instead of toxic thoughts. Neuroplasticity is the brain's amazing ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections. Every time we have a thought, it can literally change our brain for better or for worse, and therefore affect our body, mind, and choices. Dr. Leaf's resources are based solidly on the latest neuroscientific research on the brain. We like one of her many resources,Switch On Your Brain where she outlines an easy-to-use 21-Day Brain Detox Plan to help us hit the reset button and change the way we think.
So what are some positives to focus on this year? "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Philippians 4:8 NIV
We truly hope your new year is one of inspiration, change for good, and a healthy body, mind, spirit and soul!