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“Be open minded, but not so open minded that your brains fall out.”
We've all had the thought "What was I thinking?" It seems like a mystery as to why we do some of the things we do as humans. When we experience certain emotions, we can get triggered and our subconscious mind can take over and we go on auto-pilot. The problem is, we may not really want to do what we are doing, but don't realize it, well....until it's all over. So what can we do about this? First I'll give you some insight as to how your brain works, and then we'll go into how to re-program yourself.
How Does Your Brain Work?
Here is a simple explanation. Your brain is made up of billions of neurons. The neurons are connected by a gap called a synapse. In this synapse are multiple neurotransmitters. When these neurotransmitters are balanced, our brain is healthy and we feel good, have vitality and are energetic. When they become out of balance, we get what one of my mentors Dr. Marc Hyman calls a “broken brain”. A broken brain means possible symptoms like exaggerated fear, depression, anxiety, and addiction. There are also many other less exaggerated symptoms. You may feel off kilter and out of balance. In some cases lack of motivation, sluggish, fatigued, or brain fog. You can actually feel physically sick and have body symptoms like pain, muscle spasms, sick at your stomach, cravings, or loss of appetite.