My new daily “practice” consists largely of this. After a long, heart-felt chat with one of the most inspiring women I “know”, I’ve decided that I must work at getting where I want to be emotionally. But instead of work, we’ll call it practice because work sucks and it is boring.. and, well, this is more..looking to make some positive change. In trying to love myself more and live with intention, I am practicing letting go of negativity and hoping to rewire the way my brain thinks.
Anything you learn, regardless of what it is, becomes a part of the vast neuronal associations in the brain, which contain over one billion nerve cells. The more you practice, and the more quality time you put into your practice, the more that your brain pathways change. Fairly soon, you know how to tie your shoes and you don’t think about it anymore. This practice you did has made tying your shoes become automatic. It is exactly the same way with cognitive (learning) therapy.