If there's one thing your brain prefers to avoid, it's hard work. Our brains are so 'programmed' that they prefer to take the easiest route. Brains prefer lazy rather than tired. This was already mentioned in the previous blog about 'automation'.
This week is a special blog week, which is dedicated to three 'characteristics' of our brain. Our brain has all sorts of habits to lead us through life in easy ways. Although these properties often have a lot of advantages, they certainly also have... disadvantages.
Our brains are very well constructed. It consists of three different parts, each of which has different tasks. By learning how the different parts of your brain work, you better understand why some exercises can help you.
For many of us, it is unreal because what we think and what we feel in our bodies are strongly related. Yet there is now a lot of evidence that what we think and what we expect, (very) has a lot of influence on our body!
How do you maintain new habits? Pain, and what it does to you, can be influenced. By working step by step on what you think, feel, do and where your attention is going, you can be the boss of your pain. Instead of the other way around.