Change your negative thoughts to positive:
that’s something that has been embedded in our culture for years.
We believe it is that simple and easy, but it only frustrates us more if we fail to do it.
However, in the space of neuroscience, changing your thoughts is cheap.
You can even get it from a meme.
Here’s a bit of a background history:
In the 1960s, there was something brought to the table of Psychology
called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
This is a practice of noticing a (negative) thought that’s come up like:
“I didn’t track my macros. I’m such a bad person.”
And then reframing it to:
“I’m not a bad person.
I’m feeling bad.
Maybe I need some help.
Or maybe there’s a different strategy that might help me follow through.”
There’s something you might have noticed… (I certainly noticed it in my early 20s) that we can reframe the thought.
But an hour later, a day later, a week later
or maybe it’s a couple of months
or a couple of years
or maybe it’s your whole life…
That thought keeps coming back.
How is that so?
What are the precursors of these thoughts?
If we could get to the source (if that even exists),
is there a way to dampen or soften
or prevent those thoughts from coming up in the first place?
What caused that negative thought to show up in the first place?
The answer is actually in the body.
Our body has a response first,
and that will elicit an emotion, and then thought.
Your story follows your state.
Story = the thoughts we have;
the perceptions we have about ourselves and the world like:
“I’m not good enough.”
“I should be doing more.”
That story follows the state of our nervous system.
If your body is tense,
your nervous system is tense,
so too will our emotions and our thoughts be.
If we can impact the state,
we actually prevent the first domino from knocking the whole line down.
So how do we do that?
All of that and more, you will learn in The Sports Model Project.
Love and light,