What to do if you need to make important decision and start acting right now, and there are no forces for it? Knowledge of how the brain works, and simple, but effective technique of operation with unconscious will help.
To answer these questions, let’s understand as our brain works. Social, cognitive skills and creative potential are largely responsible prefrontal areas of the cortex of the cerebral cortex. When we experience emotions — positive or negative — stable neural connections are formed in the brain and thus a certain thought pattern is fixed.
If we often repeat the same actions or experience the same feelings for a long time, stable neural connections are formed not only in the cortex, but also in the limbic system of the brain responsible for the formation of unconscious behavioral reactions, learning, long-term memory, motivation and emotions.
Repetitions can reach automatism, and then relations will strongly be strengthened at us in a cerebellum — department which operation affects small-sized motility, coordination, feeling of time, response to fear and pleasure. It receives information from other parts of the brain and processes it to fine-tune motor activity.
It is because of this that we, for example, drive a car and at the same time talk on the phone, breathe and walk without thinking about it. These actions are “recorded” in the deep parts of the brain and are performed automatically, without involving consciousness.
When we experience stress, the body produces the hormone cortisol. It blocks the work of the prefrontal area, impairing memory, cognitive functions and emotional abilities. And even when the need to worry is over ,the “side effects” do not go away overnight. Long-term effects on the brain cortisol reduces our concentration and will, prevents to make adequate and timely decisions.
Being in constant fear and stress, we cannot objectively assess the situation, we fluctuate in decision-making, we do not act or act inadequately. Emotional reactions and unconscious fears hidden in the limbic system of the brain come to the fore.
When something good happens to us, the pleasure center is activated in the temporal lobes of the brain and dopamine begins to be produced — a hormone that gives a feeling of euphoria and happiness. Its action is quite short: a maximum of three days.
This is how nature works: the acute joy of victory lasts a maximum of a few days, and from the break with a loved one we suffer from six months to three years.
Another interesting fact: the pleasure center is adjacent, practically coincides “territorially” with the center of dependence. That’s why when we have fun, we want to extend it.
It is necessary to activate pleasure centers consciously, by a strong-willed effort, so that the level of dopamine increases, and the work of the cortex normalizes. To do this, you need to enter into the diet of your “emotional nutrition” dopamine available to you in ways: draw, listen to music, watch your favorite movies, cook your favorite dishes, strive to get more positive emotions.
To get out of depression, it is important to make maximum use of all areas of the cortex: motor, visual, taste, olfactory, cognitive.
THE TECHNIQUE of WORKS WITH THE UNCONSCIOUS TO MAKE DECISIONS
1. Highlight of the weekend.
2. If possible, change the situation (for example, you can go to another city or go to nature).
3. Divide the weekend into equal periods of time and plan the time for:
-physical activity (cycling, running, swimming);
-relaxation and body care (sauna, massage, favorite food, sleep);
-emotional and visual experiences (music, painting);
-mental activity (planning, thinking) and spiritual activity (meditation, prayer)
4. Clearly formulate the questions you want to answer.
5. During meditation ask the Universe or your higher “I” — depending on what you trust in to give you the answer.