In week two of our series, The Brain Game, we are exploring the neuroscience of thinking on the good and wonderful. For many of us this is not our natural state of mind. We prepare ourselves for the worst and wait for the proverbial “shoe to drop.”
But what if we did the exact opposite of that? What if we instead expect the good and hold the posture of positive anticipation? Nicole Zasowski, a marriage and family therapist, joins us to explore practices such as thankfulness, celebrating others, savoring, and honest communication.
This episode will help change your mindset and in doing so, may alter the way you live your life.
Nicole’s Book What If It’s Wonderful?
The Hedonic Treadmill – what it is
Winning the War of Your Mind by Craig Groschel
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
Brene Brown: Why joy is vulnerable – On Foreboding Joy
Worry carries us into the past where we ruminate what we could have or should have done. An on-ramp for keeping us in the present is a practice called “savoring.” You don’t have to add anything in your life or change anything in your life. It’s a practice that helps us access joy.
So to practice savoring ask yourself: What do I see? What do I hear? What do I smell? What do I taste? What do I feel?
This helps your brain keep the moment and it stores it in your memory bank. It also places us squarely in the present.
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