3 Ways to Reprogram Your Brain

It is one of God’s greatest creations, this mass we have inside our heads that we call a brain. It is responsible for who we are and what we do. It dictates our every move and changes with every new experience. And the best part of the human brain is the fact that it is not hardwired and that it can be taught to do anything in the world. This is amply demonstrated by the natural growth of human beings and the progression of our brains as we traverse the path of life, from the time we’re born till the time we die. So if you want to reprogram your brain and make it learn new behavior and unlearn old ones, all you have to do is apply yourself in the following ways:

  • Practice: The best way to teach your brain to do new things is to practice, practice and practice some more. This works when you’re trying to learn a new language or how to play a musical instrument. Even people who are naturally skilled get better and become the best only when they practice. Your brain adapts itself to the new task the more you practice, and in time, the behavior becomes part of your subconscious and you seem like a natural.
  • Persevere: When you’re trying to unlearn behavior that is detrimental to your physical and mental health, persistence and perseverance are more rewarding than anything else. You may be trying to get rid of an addiction or get out of a bad relationship – the trick to achieving your goal is to stay the path you’ve chosen; and when you feel like straying, remind yourself of all the negative things that could happen if you do go back to your old ways, and encourage yourself to go forward by tempting your brain with all the positive things that await you when you reach your goal.
  • Push: There are times when your brain needs a push in the right direction – this may come about as a result of your circumstances or because someone else is effecting the change. It may be a positive or negative experience that pushes you to reprogram your brain, but whatever the reason, the outcome has to be a positive experience for your brain. At the end of the journey that the nudge has sent you on, you must become a better person, physically and mentally. For example, some people lose loved ones and are forced to become independent and self-sufficient through necessity; others may seek life-altering paths when they are jilted or when they are confronted with the death of someone dear to them.

Change is inevitable, and the human brain knows this. It’s when we resist change that we become stuck in ruts and assume our brain is hardwired to behave the same way forever. So the key to reprogramming your brain lies in accepting change and directing the flow to where you want it to go through practice and perseverance.