Will tomorrow be a repeat of today?
The answer is; maybe. However, the real choice and determining factor is within yourself
We are creatures of habit and the neural bonds of habit can be difficult or easy to break. All that is needed is a more empowering reason (habit). Donald Hebb, a psychologist from the mid 20th century, created the mantra, “cells that fire together, wire together”. Hebb believed that the repetitive nature of neural transmission created strong and often unbreakable behaviours. Although widely rebuked at the time; his words have long been accepted by the neuroscience community.
Scientifically his theory is known as Hebbian plasticity and is at the heart of classical or instrumental conditioning (Pavlovian conditioning).
Essentially we will willingly do that which has been done before; think of how easy it is, as a driver, to drive a car. Yet when learning it took many weeks or months to master. Nowadays you don’t even have to think about it, you just do it naturally.
What this means is, YOU have the ability to make choices about how tomorrow plays out; providing you begin to live life mindfully. You can go through life at the mercy of brain thinking or cruise through life as a consequence of mindful thinking.
Mindful thinking can become as natural as breathing; it really can. All you have to do is learn how to make use of your mind, making conscious decisions and choices that in turn become subconscious behaviours.
As a therapist with over 9000 hours of client experience, I have developed an easy to learn programme for creating mindful thinking. This involves an understanding of brain function, the restructuring of negative self-talk and the creation of a positive perception of self (an effective identity of self).