Episode 57: How to Boss Your Brain Around

Is it possible to Boss Your Brain Around? Absolutely! I do it all the time. And, I want to share with you why it is so important and how you can do it too! In today’s podcast I will share some stories from my own life and some examples from my clients (anonymous of course), that demonstrate just how powerful this tool can be.

Here are 4 things I want to share when it comes to the how:

  1. Awareness – what is your brain saying to you? Tune into that elevator music. Tools to bring awareness: meditation and mindfulness.
  2. Don’t believe everything you think. Some of the thoughts aren’t even yours. We hear a statement over and over and after a while we accept it as truth. And, as you tune into some of your thoughts, notice how many you don’t consider acting on? It’s the same with drinking. Just notice and move on.
  3. Lighten up! I like to remind myself that my brain is just doing what it is supposed to and I am not a freak or anomaly, I’m just human!
  4. Get curious and ask questions. When we have a thought that creates fear, anxiety or stress, we need to know that we can explore that thought using curiosity. Let’s take the drinking thought for example, if your brain says “Oh, a glass of Chardonnay sounds so good”, rather than pushing it away we can explore it with curiosity. “How interesting that my brain just said that… I wonder why? Do I really think wine sounds good? And, maybe, but does that mean I have to drink, or want to drink?”

I also share on the podcast a little  bit more about my brand new program, The SELF Experience where we get to practice ‘bossing our brain around’ along with a lot of other pretty cool things! The doors are now open, and you can find out all about it here: The SELF Experience

 

 

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