Could your own thinking be keeping you from getting well? Perhaps you know you need to meditate but can’t get your mind to slow down? Anyone ever tell you that you’re “too smart for your own good?” The brain is the most powerful organ in the body, but many people either forget this or don’t know how to “adjust” their thinking. In order to harness the power of your brain you must shift from accepting that you will “always” have x or feel this way to the possibility of recovery from your condition. No medicine, therapy or other intervention can even have a chance of helping you move from being sick to becoming well until you change your mindset.
So how can you open your mind up for recovery?
Take Opposite Action
Taking contrary action goes against everything we are used to. It’s all about taking action that is different than how you feel. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. In order to gain emotional health, it is important to break that cycle. Nothing changes if nothing changes. In order to change your way of thinking first, you must take the action. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change its physical structure and function based on input from your experiences, behaviors, emotions, and even thoughts. It used to be believed that except for a few specific growth periods in childhood, the brain was pretty much fixed. Now, we know that’s not true. Your brain is capable of change until the day you die.
So remember: Every new day is a chance to right the wrongs of yesterday. Think you might be ready for rehab in Los Angeles?