Ferrari Brain or Old Banger – how well does your Brain work?
You can’t become your Ideal Self with a Brain that is sub-optimal. Because your Brain determines your behaviour, happiness, effectiveness and your interactions with others. As Dr Daniel Amen says ‘Your Brain is the hardware of your Soul’.
When people say that it is your Response to Stressful Life Events that is the key to Happiness – it is often assumed that they are talking about your willpower or character or personality. But they’re not. What they are talking about (whether they know it or not) is the health of your Brain.
Because your Brain will determine how you Respond – it runs the show. It’s your Brain that gets you a job or a date. It produces your Feelings. It determines your Habits. It controls your Mind. And it’s your Brain that controls the workings of your Body. Your Hormones. Your Metabolism. Your Sleep.
The workings of your Mind are dependent on the health of your Brain.
The workings of your Brain are dependent on the health of your Body.
And the workings of your Body are dependent on your Lifestyle.
Do You Have A High Quality Lifestyle?
So how good is your Lifestyle? How fit and healthy are you right now? Is your diet the best it can possibly be? Do you get enough rest? Enough sunshine? Enough exercise?
It’s unlikely that you are running a Ferrari Brain if your Body resembles an Old Banger…. Your Brain is the hungriest organ in your Body. It takes the most energy, the most nutrients. It is built from the food that you have eaten. How you think and feel literally depends on what you eat.
Resolve To Improve Your Brain
Every New Year, millions of us will resolve to try to improve our Life. Most of us will try to do this by either vowing to eat less food and do more exercise – without thinking about improving our nutrition – or by trying to give up a bad habit – without first replacing it with a better one.
More people will make Resolutions about the size of their waistline, than the quality of their Brain. The size of your waistline is important. It is a key factor in your health. But instead of being an Old Banger with a smaller waist, earned through deprivation, why not become a Ferrari instead? Everything improves, including your Waist.
Create A High Quality Lifestyle
Focus on the Quality of Your Lifestyle, not the Quantity of your Food because your Body and Brain will rebuild themselves in the coming year whether you feed them well or not. What do years of sub-optimal nutrition look and feel like for you? What will it feel like in another 5 years? Or 10? Are you starting to feel ‘the years or your age’ catching up with you? That’s your Lifestyle at work.
The best thing about creating a High Quality Lifestyle for yourself is that Everything in your life will work better. You focus on your nutrition and as if by magic your Time Management gets better, your Wrinkles and Cellulite begin to disappear, you whizz through the things you’ve been putting off, you find you can move on from old problems, make new friends. And you will automatically respond better to Stressful Life Events.
What better New Year’s Resolution is there than to take more care of yourself? To make your Lifestyle the one that your Body and Brain deserves. Because isn’t that what our New Year’s Resolutions are about really? We want to be better than we are.
A High Quality Lifestyle will give you a High Quality Brain – because your Brain can grow new cells and create new connections. It will allow you to process information more quickly, improve your memory and your decision making. It will improve your Mood, your Sleep, your Thinking. You can literally upgrade your Brain from Old Banger Brain to Ferrari Brain.