You can’t teach new tricks to an old dog.. or can you? From getting up earlier to being more productive, you can retrain your brain to boost productivity. Want to learn how to do it?
Before we dive into the intricacies of retraining the human brain, it’s important to be clear about how it works. To keep it simple, the brain is filled with neurons, AKA special cells built to interconnect.
Even though we’re home to thousands of neurons, over the course of our life our brain creates connection patterns, that are the physical effect of learning. Thus, when babies learn to walk it’s because their brain finally created the appropriate connections, and when a kid learns to write, their brain has found the right connection between neurons.
Of course, our brain uses those same routes over and over again. This is good because it means you remember how to do things, like riding a bike, even after years of not doing it. Nevertheless, it can also lead to stagnation.
Habits, good or bad, are in fact neural pathways ingrained in your brain. This makes them very difficult to change, but it isn’t impossible!
For decades, neuroscientists thought the brain could only create connections when it was very young. Thankfully, now it’s known that if we can create new connections even in our old age. This means that with a bit of effort, you can change your habits and retrain your brain to be more productive and work towards your goals.
To know more about retraining your brain and getting into new habits, check out today’s infographic!