Why We Self-Sabotage – Understanding The Science of Change
You may have made resolutions again this year but did you actually tell your emotional brain about them?
Then it is likely that by now, midway through the first month of the new year, those resolutions are a dim and distant memory.
We humans are notoriously bad at changing habits, but it’s not because we are inherently weak willed -it is because the brain is biologically programmed to keep doing what it has habitually done.
Our brain is designed to keep us alive – not make us happy. So, if you are alive doing the things that you do – it will fight against change. The habits you have today – whether it’s drinking too much, watching too much TV, procrastinating, or spending too much time on face-book – have all been deeply wired into the subconscious part of the brain through countless repetitions – and the brain pushes to keep doing them.
Lasting change involves changing our mindset and really understanding how our brains work. [Read more…]