We all know the power of believing affects your brain, subconscious, and personal energy levels
This I don’t need to tell you. Most of us know that a lot of what we do in life is dictated by our beliefs. Whether we believe we can or can’t do something will heavily impact the outcome. Recent scientific research has shown that our beliefs actually do have strong correlation to our brain, subconscious, and personal energy levels. Not to mention an effect on the entire universe.
If we think positively, good things tend to happen. If we think negatively, not so much.
But why is this? Well, it all has to do with how our brain works.
In short, what we believe affects how we think and feel, and consequently, how we experience reality.
Here’s a closer look at the power of believing and how it can shape our lives.
How Does What I Believe Affect My Brain?
Neuroscientists have found that when we believe something to be true, our brains actually physically change. This is because neurons that fire together wire together. So, if we keep thinking the same thing over and over again, those thoughts will become physically ingrained in our brains. This is why it’s so important to be careful about what we allow ourselves to believe. If we believe something negative about ourselves, chances are that belief will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Think about how awesome that is.
But it’s not just negative thinking that can have an impact on our brains; positive thinking can too. For example, if you believe you’re going to have a great day, chances are you probably will. This is because your brain will be more likely to notice all the good things that happen throughout the day (as opposed to the bad). And when you notice the good things that happen, you’ll start to feel good—which will only reinforce your belief that it was a great day. It’s a positive feedback loop!
Did you know that our beliefs actually affect the way our brain functions? It’s true! Studies have shown that people who believe in their ability to succeed are more likely to achieve their goals than those who don’t believe in themselves. Why? Because believing in ourselves motivates us to take action and persist in the face of setbacks. On the other hand, doubting ourselves leads to negative thinking, which can manifestations like anxiety and depression.
So if you want to be successful, it’s important to believe in yourself.
How Does What I Believe Affect My Subconscious?
Our subconscious is responsible for a lot of what we do on a daily basis—up to 95%, according to some estimates. Imagine that only 5% of what you think is actually your conscious mind. This is why it’s so important to have meditation and mindfulness daily routines.
This means that what we believe pretty much dictates how we live our lives. For example, if you believe you’re not good enough, your subconscious will likely find ways to sabotage any attempts you make to succeed. On the other hand, if you believe you can do anything you set your mind to, your subconscious will help you achieve your goals.
What we believe also shapes how we see the world and how we act within it. For example, if we believe that the world is a safe place, we’re more likely to approach new situations with confidence. On the other hand, if we believe that the world is a dangerous place, we’re likely to feel anxious and hesitant in new situations.
So if you want to live a happy and successful life, it’s important to have positive belief systems.
This goes for any undertaking and any time of the day.
How Does What I Believe Affect My Energy Levels?
Have you ever noticed how some people always seem to have boundless energy while others always seem exhausted? Well, it turns out that our beliefs play a role in this too. People who believe they have boundless energy tend to have higher levels of energy than those who don’t—even when they’re doing the same activities!
So if you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, try changing your belief about your energy levels. Dance, if you will.
Chances are it will make a big difference!
If we believe that something is going to be easy or fun, we’re likely energized and excited to get started.
On the other hand, if we believe that something is going to be difficult or challenging, we’re likely to feel tired before we even start. So if you want to live an energetic and enjoyable life, it’s important to focus on positive beliefs.
The Placebo Effect
You may have heard of the placebo effect before. This is when someone takes a “sugar pill” or fake treatment for an illness and their symptoms improve because they think the treatment is real. While the placebo effect was once considered to be nothing more than a psychological phenomenon, we now know that it’s actually a very real phenomenon with a scientific explanation.
It turns out that when we believe something will help us, our brain chemistry actually changes in response. For example, if we believe a certain medication will help us feel better, our brain will produce more of the chemicals that make us feel good in response to taking the medication.
This is why placebos can be so powerful. Our beliefs influence our brain chemistry, which in turn affects our thoughts and emotions. So if we believe something will make us happy, it often does!
The Nocebo Effect
Of course, the flip side of this coin is the nocebo effect. This is when someone takes a “sugar pill” or fake treatment for an illness and their symptoms get worse because they think the treatment is real.
Similarly to the placebo effect, the nocebo effect is caused by our beliefs changing our brain chemistry. When we believe something will make us feel worse, our brains produce more of the chemicals that make us feel bad in response to taking the medication.
As you can see, our power of believing really does matter!
So if you want to live a happier, healthier life, it’s important to focus on filling your mind with positive thoughts and beliefs.
Basically, the bottom line is to start doing more of the following:
- Fill your mind with positive thoughts.
- Focus on things you’re grateful for.
- Spend time with positive people.
- Do things that make you happy
As you can see, our power of believing can literally change our brains and affect every aspect of our lives. They shape how we think, how we feel, and how we act. So if you want to be healthy and successful in life, it’s important to focus on positive belief systems.
Chances are you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results. And remember to wear gratitude like a cloak.
Trust me—your future self will thank you!
So next time you find yourself thinking negatively about yourself or your situation, try to change your mindset and see what happens. Studies even show that if you even fake smiling, your brain will release serotonin and you will actually feel happier.
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