Life Changing Tips For Boomers: Rewire Your Brain To Control Your Emotions, and Make Positive Life Choices
Do You Seem to Get Caught Up in the Same Old Reactions?
Have you ever blown up at your spouse only to realizeafter the smoke clearedthat you might have over-reacted just a tad? Maybe you learn that you havent been invited to your uncles friends sisters birthday party and you behave as if its the slight of the century.
Sometimes even the most minor snafu can send us storming out of the room, slamming down a phone, or just shutting down entirely. Its like we just cant help itthe reaction is as automatic as a mallet to the knee.
Science Reveals It May Not Be Your Fault
New research indicates that these habitual, knee-jerk responses go way back to our childhood. As youngsters, we learned to adapt to our families idiosyncrasies as a way of survival. Psychologists used to refer to these coping mechanisms as our baggagebut what science has now shown us is that these responses are actually hard-wired into our brains. And because our responses are so ingrained, they have become our filtering system for future incidents. In other words, if...