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TMHS 616: How to Reprogram Your Brain to Make Healthy Choices

TMHS 616: How to Reprogram Your Brain to Make Healthy Choices

Update: 2022-09-124
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Creating a healthy lifestyle starts with consistently implementing healthier habits. For better or for worse, we all have habits that have been deeply engrained into our routines for years. Deciding to change a deep-rooted habit takes a great deal of introspection, accountability, and intention. On today’s show, you’re going to hear eight strategies you can use to reprogram your thinking and start shifting toward healthier choices. 

You’re going to learn about the power of self-assessment, how your environment influences your behaviors, and how to cope with failure. This episode features science-backed information on how your biology can impact your choices, how reward pathways in the brain work, and so much more.  

If you’ve ever struggled to change your habits, these tips will help you better understand your psychology and how to create sustainable changes. I hope this episode empowers you to take control of your thoughts, actions, and behaviors so you can create the life you want to live. Enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How many deaths per year are caused by suboptimal diet.
  • The connection between our decisions and our identity.
  • How to use self-assessment to shift your behaviors.
  • Four different personality types when trying to make a habit change.
  • Why your environment influences your habits. 
  • What it means to put a spotlight on blind optimism. 
  • How to reframe failure and become more resilient.
  • An important distinction between reacting and responding.
  • How to use meditation to become less reactive. 
  • What instinctive elaboration is, and how it can inform your behaviors.
  • How to practice more mindfulness and awareness. 
  • The best way to leverage your brain’s reward pathways. 
  • How your sleep can impact your hunger levels and cravings.
  • The number of Americans that are sleep deprived. 
  • How to make your brain more resilient to stress. 
  • The mental and physical benefits of cold immersion. 

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TMHS 616: How to Reprogram Your Brain to Make Healthy Choices

TMHS 616: How to Reprogram Your Brain to Make Healthy Choices

Shawn Stevenson