Hardwiring for Personal Connection

As human beings, we crave love and connection with others. As scientific research shows, social connection and relationships are essential human needs that improve our physical health and mental and emotional well-being.

We feel personal connection when we have shared experiences, relatable feelings, or similar beliefs or opinions. It is when there is a sense of “oneness” and belonging to something greater than ourselves.

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Hardwiring for Personal Connection: Use this Neuroscientist’s 5 Steps to Change Your Brain

thriveglobal.com

If you commit to having deep personal connections , you can intentionally create those relationships by following this five-step process for changing your brain.

  • Gather awareness of how you are feeling.
  • Ask yourself “why” questions and reflect on any unconscious thoughts or beliefs that come up.
  • Write down the answers to your reflections from step 2.
  • Ask yourself how you can reframe your thoughts into possibilities.
  • Come up with a simple action you can do when these thoughts and feelings come up again.

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