Getting My Brain Back -- In Praise of BDNF
Meanwhile, what you are eating while you are trying to make any change matters. Your mitochondria need the right materials to build the dendrites that form the new pathways. Like lunch for the road crew.
So don't try to skip stages. And don't skip broccoli.
One of these days I will write my own food autobiography, my trip through these stages.
Back to New Year's, 2012
The good news is, you have already moved past Stage One, Pre-Contemplation. I presume you have moved past Stage One. Pre-Contemplation is when you don't really think you have a problem. And why would you still be reading this post if it wasn't your problem?
So you have already made progress!
But don't try to jump that canyon. Don't go from I have a problem to New Year's Resolution: no more cookies. It is January 3rd, and that resolution is probably already in the toilet. We are not talking about the New Year here. We are talking about your life.
One step at a time. Make a list. Make it as long as you can. Why do you want to change? What difference would this change make in your life? Go deep here. Screw those little graphics with the magically shrinking ladies that show up in your Facebook sidebar. What is at stake for you? This is no longer a game.
Read that list every day. That will help the re-patterning process.
That is enough for this week. You have homework to do. I have my life to get back to.
Happy New Year! Happy Long Life!