Day 142 - Brain Plasticity September 19 2015

How can I make my brain more open to change? 98% of what you do a day is habit. You can increase the plasticity of the brain by 1) experiencing an event that is important 2) paying close attention 3) having a novel experience or 4) a surprising experience. ~ from a talk show called Change You Choose by Michele Rosenthal

For me, paying intense attention to what I am doing is very helpful. It provides a lot of relief and allows me to keep functioning at a higher level. This takes practice, but is a valuable skill. In the end, I am finding that ‪#‎PTSD‬ is a gift.