You can operate at a higher level than you ever believed possible. But the newest research from Harvard suggests that only 8% of people achieve their goals in a year. The reason is that your brain doesn’t respond well to the command: “stop doing x—like stop eating donuts or stop procrastinating or stop feeling depressed. Rather, you are more successful if you break goals down into mini accomplishments on your way to a larger goal. The key is to focus on developing a better version of yourself by setting an intention and a specific plan of action like going to the gym at a certain time without debate.
The second strategy is to move into flow states more frequently. Flow is the experience of unifying with an activity as in tennis or when you are doing something creative and you lose track of time. Flow moves you out of worry and into your life where accomplishing something is a secondary benefit to a wonderful mental state that builds resilience.
At any age you can be free of depression, resistant to stress, more vibrant, achieve success, and feel alive. The secret key is “Neurogenesis”. This is the brain’s ability to form new cells. But the rate at which you do this is tied to the quality of your life. You can increase your rate of neurogenesis at all ages 3-5 times. Neurotoxic aging is a result of poor nutrition and lifestyle, both inner and outer. So if you focus on a small goal surrounding what you eat or how you exercise, you will be more successful, your mood will be cheerier, and your brain will love you for it.
Carol and Bill will be in Tucson, Scottsdale, and Phoenix January 18,19, and 20 teaching Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, Moods, and Substance Abuse for Pesi. See Pesi.com
They will be teaching a 2-day Hypnosis Intensive Certification course: Applying Hypnosis to Psychological Treatments February 16-17 in Houston at the Double Tree Suites Hilton Galleria for Pesi. See Pesi.com
Carol travels to Guadalajara and Monterrey Mexico Feb 23-26 to teach Brief Hypnotherapy to Overcome Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Worry-Free Mind comes out January 23. Please pre-order from Amazon. Preorder on Amazon