I DRESS UP to trick my brain.
I know what you’re thinking … I am my brain … my brain is me … you can’t trick yourself.
Remember, there is a pre-programed part of your brain (the lower/mid/mammalian/animal brain) that sorta runs on auto pilot.
The key to having an amazing life, and overcoming all the obstacles that come flying at you, is learning to utilize your human/higher brain (pre-frontal cortex) to control the lower brain.
So I trick mine. I tell it, “nope, I’m in control here”.
I had to laugh at myself getting ready the other morning when I noticed I had put on big ‘ole flashy gold earrings.
Because no one was really going to see me that day
I didn’t have any appointments scheduled, no zoom meetings. Pretty much nothing going on, but me sitting in my home office working on all the mundane tasks of my business.
But I still got ALL dressed up.
To tell my brain:
Today is important
Today exciting things are happening
Today is a special day
I can’t wait to get the day started
Now, let’s go get it, brain!!
Are any of things true? Well, no not exactly. UNLESS I DECIDE THEY ARE.
REMEMBER, I’M IN CHARGE HERE. NOT MY ANIMAL BRAIN.
And I’m making sure my brain knows it!
Maybe you don’t need to dress up and look your best to feel amazing.
I do! I need to do ALL THE THINGS. All the big things and the little things.
I guess my brain is stubborn. And I’ve got other fun factors pulling against me (aka, hormonal illness).
But no worries! I’ll just continue to remind it … every single day. By doing all the things.
And then one day, it might just start to stick … remember, the brain has high plasticity … meaning that as I remind it ON THE DAILY, it’ll finally start to catch on and realize that I mean business and that these things are here to stay.
And then it will begin re-writing its own software. Whattttt?!!
I’m not saying this is easy. But is it worth it? Oh yeah.
Dressing up to me is a tiny thing.
What’s one tiny thing, that when you do it, you feel a little better?
DON’T STOP doing it! Then once that one sticks, add on another one, and then another one.
It won’t solve all your problems, but I guarantee you it will start to make a HUGE difference in your life!
You’ve got this! And don’t worry, I’ll believe in you until you have enough practice to believe in yourself.