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Anatomy of a thought

Anatomy of a thought

Scientist would argue first that the thought you had was not spontaneous and random. instead, your thought was likely a reaction to something around you.

In this case, it might have been an alarm clock, checking your phone to see what time it is, or hearing something like the garbage truck go by that reminds you of time passing. In other cases, thoughts might be triggered by memories.

now, once you have that thought, what happens?

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Regulating your thoughts

Regulating your thoughts

Whenever you have thought, there is a corresponding chemical reaction in your mind and body as a result.

this is important to realize because it means that what you think can affect how you feel. 

If you accept the scientific view that your thoughts are physical parts of your ...

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How to change your thought and change your body

How to change your thought and change your body

Get very clear about the triggers of your thoughts and you will have the power to change your emotions and you health.

example: you've got a mental association between the alarm clock and the thought "i don't want to get out of bed"

you've worn a mental groove in your...

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Some neuroscience terms defined

Some neuroscience terms defined

The brain operates in a complex way with many parts intersecting and interacting with each other simultaneously. So, when you have that thought in the morning, it's likely that all these different component of your brain (prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, neurons, neurotransmitters, etc.) are all i...

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What is a thought

What is a thought

The first problem with describing what happens in your body when you are thinking is that not everyone agrees on what constitutes a thought.

For example, this morning while lying in bed you might have had the thought, "I don't want to get up."

Is the thought "I don't ...

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Thoughts and emotions

Thoughts and emotions

we know that your thoughts can influence the neurotransmitters in your brain.

So, if you throw the covers over your head, and that triggers other thoughts such as "I'm tired," "I can't get up," or "Life is hard," complex interactions in your brain may send signals to other parts of your bod...

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The first problem with describing what happens in your body when you are thinking is that not everyone agrees on what constitutes a thought.

For example, this morning while lying in bed you might have had the thought, "I don't want to get up."

Is the thought "I don't ...

How to change your thought and change your body

How to change your thought and change your body

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you've worn a mental groove in your...

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Do something you find totally engaging, to the point you lose track of time.

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