The Monday Moment is all about taking a minute to laugh, reflect, and step outside the work whirlwind that blows in every Monday morning.
This week, I’d like to point out Time‘s special edition issue entitled, simply, The Brain. I really recommend checking it out. There are plenty of fascinating ideas explored, but here are a few gems I want to highlight:
- The brain can rewire itself, even in old age. How you think and act literally becomes engraved in the mind over time. The good news is that you can forge new pathways. The significance of this is huge: the more time you spend thinking positive thoughts about yourself and others, the more your brain becomes trained to operate according to those thoughts. It’s not “fooling” your brain – it’s simply healthy for you, both emotionally and physically. Like the old proverb says, being cheerful really does keep you healthy!
- This really sinks in when you take a look at an astounding graphic that’s become a famous example of just how powerful our thoughts are. When scientists examined brain activity patterns, they found that reflecting on memories of faces and places is nearly as powerful as the initial, real interaction with those faces and places. Reflecting on people, events and places that are uplifting is nearly as powerful as the initial experience. The same goes for negative experiences. It’s something to think about.
You can check it out: clickativity.