How To Train Your Brain To Enhance Your Life

How to Train Your BrainDo you know that your brain can be trained? Well, of course I do, I can hear you say!  So how is it going with you?

Our brain uses energy, just like our body. If we run or even walk a 5 miles trail, or if we do physical work, we use energy. If we think, and try to solving issues and problems, we also use energy. That’s why we can be both physically and mentally tired.

Now, if we need energy for our brain, don’t you think that it better not be wasted energy?  What do I mean by that?

When do we Waste Brain Energy?

We waste brain energy when we have unproductive thoughts, when we worry, and when we think dark thoughts, etc. These actually take a lot of energy from our brain. The more we use our brain for unproductive thoughts, the more tired we will be.

There is even worse effect on using our brain the wrong way, I know of people who literally brought diseases upon themselves just by letting their brain go wild with depressing thoughts, by always being worried and always seeing the glass half empty instead of half full.

Don’t forget that our brain runs the show, and if you feed your brain with bad stuff or let it go wild, it’s going to be very bad for you, for your health and even your sanity. One of the main reasons why there are so many ills in this world, is because people don’t know how to train their brain to be positively tuned. But in order for your brain to help you, you need to help it first.

What is the Brain?

I remember a long time ago, when I was just a kid, I overheard a conversation that my mother had with her boss (who was also a friend), and he said something that stuck in my little head. He said, the brain is a muscle.  Since I was only around 10 years old, I had never thought of the brain being a muscle, but since I am a visual person, I could easily imaging my brain being a muscle, expending and retracting depending on what I did with it.

I remember once seen a drawing that illustrated the brain of someone who speaks more than one language, and where each language stacks up side by side. Since I already spoke more than one language when I saw that drawing I could imagine my languages there in my brain lined up.

The more you work a muscle, the stronger it becomes.  The more you work your brain the stronger and more efficient it will become too.

If you work on a muscle the wrong way, you can strain your muscle and hurt yourself pretty badly, if you work your brain the wrong way, buy allowing it to feed and live on negative stuff, you will hurt yourself as well even more so.  As I mentioned above, you can hurt yourself badly enough so that you could end up sick or even dead.

The brain is big business. Take it seriously. But most of all, learn how to train it the right way, so it will serve you well rather than sending you to the doctor.

You Have a Brain, use it!

I read recently that “an untrained brain frequently delivers weak results.” That is so true indeed.  How in the world can you expect good result if you’ve never trained your brain to serve you the way it should?

We unconsciously under-estimate our brain, so we’re wasting it rather than using it. We are quick to say, oh I could never do this or that, but why?  Why can’t you?

I hear a lot of people who say, I could never speak another language, but that’s a lie and that’s bad news for their brain.  Your brain is actually equipped for you to learn not one, but as many languages as you may wish.

We are into the habit of misunderstanding and underestimate our brain.  What people don’t realize is by telling that the CAN”T to themselves, they are giving the WRONG signals to their brain.

Of course, we are all more or less good at certain things, but there is more to willpower than there is to talent in this case. What I’m saying here is that if you want it bad enough, your brain will find a way. That’s one of the marvels of the brain.

How to Train your Brain?

One day, not too long ago, as I was giving some tips to a friend of mine, he said, how in the world do you know all that stuff? My answer to him was “I use my brain.” The more you put your brain to work at something, the more it will work for you 24/7, because a well-trained brain will feed the autopilot part of us, which is the subconscious mind.

For example, since I took the example of languages above, when you first learn a second language as an adult, you’re using your brain, but once you’ve assimilated that language, the brain passes it on to the subconscious mind, so you don’t have to think every word that’s coming out of your mouth anymore.

When you let your brain loose, and allow it to go negative, it also become a habit that’s passed on to the subconscious mind, that’s why it’s not easy to get rid of negative thinking. It’s like we’re on negative autopilot.

That’s why you need to train your brain to think positive, and to use its energy wisely for your own good.

1)      Start Noticing when you have Unproductive Thoughts

As I’ve mentioned in several of my posts before, the best and easiest way to catch your bad negative thoughts is by doing check ups on how you’re feeling. If you feel bad, most likely it’s because your brain is not working for you right now. When you catch it, stop it right away.

Say, no, I won’t allow that, and talk to your own brain if you have to.  Tell it, this is what I want you to think about, or this is what I want you to work on.

Catching yourself takes intention, so it can become a natural habit. The more you do this exercise, the easier it will become.  I went from someone who used to have no control over her thought process, to someone who is able to catch most of her thoughts. If I can do it, you can do it too!

2)      Get into the Habit of Doing some Personal Development Exercise

Just like physical exercise shapes the muscles of your body, personal development exercise will shape your brain to be better fit for successful outcomes.

Read personal development materials on a regular basis, look to enhance your higher self with meditation, EFT, self hypnosis, energy healing, meditation, positive affirmations, join a mastermind group, or consult a life coach.

3)      Challenge your Brain

Challenge your brain by doing things outside of your comfort zone.  Learn a new language, learn how to draw or paint, learn to play a musical instrument, travel in foreign countries, join foreign language groups right where you live, learn about a subject you don’ know, exercise, take long walks in a natural environment, etc. The list goes on and on.

It’s very important that you keep on challenging your brain this way. When your brain is active it stays young longer. I know both people who have challenged their brain all throughout their lives and some who haven’t, and the difference between the two is amazing to watch!  I love to challenge my brain, it’s a lot of fun.

If you work with your brain, it will work for you. If you let it dormant or loose to its own device, it might do more harm than good to your life, because if left alone, our brain tends to get lazy and go to sleep, or even starve so much that its going dead.

Do yourself a favor and train your brain to serve you well in life. Once your brain is well trained and fed, it will amaze you with what it can come up with and do.

I hope you enjoyed this post. So, your turn now. Share your thoughts in the comment area.

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19 thoughts on “How To Train Your Brain To Enhance Your Life”

  1. This is a great post Sylviane!

    Thanks for sharing ways we can exercise our brain. My favorite one is talking to our brain and telling it what we want it to think. I’m going to have to try that.

    I always start my day with prayer and positive affirmations, it helps get my day off to a great start.

    I challenge by brain by doing crossword puzzles…I love them but I would like to learn a new language though…French would be nice. 🙂

    Definitely passing this along!
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    1. Hi Corina, and sorry for this late reply. I’ve been sick with a bad cold for the second time in 2 months and off line for another couple of days.

      Yes, talking to your brain is great stuff, because doing so you can stop it in its track if it starts to go on a negative marry-go-round. Crossword puzzles are great for keeping your brain sharp, that’s an excellent idea. Ah, French! I could most definitely help you with that if you want 🙂

      Thanks for coming and have a fantastic weekend!
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  2. Hi Sylviane,

    Yes indeed, the brain has great powers, though very few of us really use it 🙂

    It’s also said that we use only a very small portion of our brains, so one can imagine the potential if we really used all of it! You are so right about thinking positive as that’s what makes positive things happen in your life. Negative thoughts come, but they also go if you divert your mind – you need to train your brain to think right – it’s just that, for which you mentioned nice tips here. Positive affirmations do help.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week 🙂
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  3. Hello Sylviane Nuccio,
    This is my first visit in your site and find very informative and moreover love your blog design. This is really a nice post how to use your brain you enhance your life. Brain is really a most important part for human body and one can easily use this as per their desire and got a success in their life.
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  4. Hi Sylviane,

    Brilliant post on training your brain. Yes, I believe it is the most important muscle in our body! It must be challenged.

    I remember first learning how to stop negative thinking my intention. Each time I thought can’t, should have, and such, I would imagine an international no symbol on that word, and think I can, I will, I am…

    I find that many people ignore this important muscle. But it is the most important one to keep ourselves positive with self talk, affirmations, and I always recommend going to a life coach …like you!

    I find that it always works better with a coach. I did this years ago because I didn’t have the self discipline to do it myself. Once working with a life coach, one becomes accountable. Now that really sticks in our brain 🙂

    -Donna
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    1. Hi Donna,

      I’m glad that you’ve got some great discipline going on to keep up your positive thinking going. Yes, for most people, especially as they’re starting out with this, they need a life coach, because it would be so much more helpful and life changing for them, then if they tried to it on their own.

      Thank you for coming and have a great weekend!
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  5. Hi Sylviane,

    What a great post and boy do I ever agree with you. I have personally witnessed people that I know with a negative attitude and way of thinking and I’ve seen what they’re brought into their lives. I just wish they were more open to understanding that they’re doing it to themselves.

    I’m like Cori, which you already know, but I start my day with prayer and affirmations as well. I start it off in a positive way, I think that way throughout the day and I end it in a positive way. I’m not perfect but I would say that it’s definitely working in my favor.

    Thanks for sharing more about how this actually works because I still find it so interesting.

    Hope you’re enjoying your day and give Sophie a big kiss for me.

    ~Adrienne
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    1. Hi Adrienne, and sorry for this late reply, but I was off line for 2 days, because I’ve managed to get another bad cold, and I way just laying down for most of yesterday. I tell you, I’ve spent few years without having a single cold and now 2 in less then 2 months. I think that it could be my worries for Sophie that affected my immune system, but what can you do? 🙂

      Yes, if people would use their brain to bring more good stuff into their life, they would definitely see an improvement in their quality of life, but it’s their job to come to understand that, nobody can do it for them.

      Thank you for your input and for always thinking about my baby 🙂 Have a great weekend, Adrienne.
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      1. I’m so sorry you’ve been under the weather again. I know that stress and worry can definitely bring your immune system down. Been there and done that I’m afraid so I know how horrible that can be. Hope you’re feeling better and Sophie is doing okay. She remains in my prayers daily so I know she’s going to be just fine. You take care of yourself Sylviane, she needs you.
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        1. Hi Adrienne,

          Yep, again! And I am sure that is due to my state of mind lately even though I’ve been doing pretty darn good at keeping my hopes up and concentrating on healing much more than my baby been sick, but it still is that thing on the back of your mind you know. Plus the doctors always there to give you bad news, as we know, right?

          So far, I can’t complain, Sophie has been doing much better than the vet told me she would. She eats, plays and purrs and takes her walks as usual. I’m not about to give up on her, because she not a quitter. Even the vet gave her the label of a “tough cat.” I know she is.

          Thanks for your prayers, Adrienne. All of this help.
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  6. Hi Sylviane

    I like that line about telling your brain what to think about and what to work on. I just wrote down my own version, so I can remember to exercise this method.

    My friend that I wrote about back in January and that she had cancer. I found out the other day that she died back in February. I am sure it was a big part of all her negative attitude. You can’t carry that around and expect to be healthy. I am sure that as soon as she was told she had cancer…that she felt it was a death sentence. Of course her brain didn’t let her down, and it produced what she believed in. Sad, but I knew when she talked to me I would probably never see her again. Then when she never returned my calls, I knew she would probably not survive. Since I didn’t no her relatives or where she was staying, other than the city all I could do was check the obits once in awhile.

    Very important to fill your brain with the right stuff and of course keep learning no matter how old you get. Great post.

    Mary

    1. Hi Mary,

      Yes, I remember your post talking about this person who learned she had cancer and just gave up. To start with, at time cancer can be created by a person’s attitude, but then again if it’s created because of other factors, then we can choose how we want to react to it. In this regards, some people are way more negative than others. I’m sure her mind set dictated her early death too.

      So, that’s why it’s so important to tell our brain positive ways to work.

      Thanks for your input.
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  7. Hi Sylviane,

    I have regularly kept track of my thoughts because my thoughts can get out of hand sometimes. I get into that mode where thoughts are played like an old movie over and over again and I love that you’re helping people with that. I read a book a long time ago and that book said focus on one thing at a time and talked about how to keep bringing your thoughts back to that thought whenever it strayed. It was about training your brain and now you’re providing info on this. It is a great tool especially when we get caught up in so many busy things.

    I also use the luminosity website to help focus or train my brain. You have confirmed that this is legitimate for me and that I should continue along the same line.

    Thanks so much. A good read.
    Barbara
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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Yes, I know what you mean. It’s so easy to let our brain and thoughts get lost in stuff we should keep at bay. Any book or tool that can help us improve on that, is good stuff. I usually tell people that there is no lost time in doing whatever works best for them, or choose and pick what they prefer, as long as they do something to improve their thought process.

      I’ve see commercial of that Luminosity site, but I’ve never investigated it. I should take a look.

      Thank you for sharing this and have a great week.
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  8. Hello,

    Great post indeed..!!

    We can make impossible to possible if we use our brain accordingly. Because our brain has a amazing powers. You have picked really good topic to share with us. Our brain has two parts negative and positive. We should use our positive part of brain.

    ~Diana

  9. Hello Sylviane!
    It is quite interesting to be here and felt the bliss of reading this. Totally my brain got refreshed by knowing it’s own secrets that are hidden these many days…… 😛 . It is really feeling proud of itself. And it is making me type this comment here… 🙂 . I really enjoyed to by knowing how to train our brains perfectly. Human brain can do miracles if it is been used properly. The problem lies in how to use?? . It is quite an interesting scenario that had come out from your brain that really made all the other brains know how powerful they really are!!!!!

  10. Very informative post. .:) enjoyed reading every bit of it …

    Thanks for sharing ..

    Apu

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