I’ve come across important information to help people who struggle with drinking too much, depression, and overeating. Maybe you don’t struggle in any of those areas. Chances are, however, you know someone who does. By sharing what you learn here, you have the opportunity to strengthen your friendship.
I hope to provide tools to better understand not only how we get ourselves into our difficulty, but also how, if we choose to implement the information, to get ourselves out. For the next three blogs at least, I’ll share some of the information I found helpful. I hope you also find it helpful.
God made us so we can drive, work, listen to the radio while we do something else more demanding of our consciousness. That’s because can train our brain to think consciously about one thing, yet direct us to do something else. When we let our brain take over with an activity which in some way harms our health, relationships, or self-esteem, we get into trouble. As habits, we abuse substances, feel depressed, and overeat without thinking.
Source: Brian E. King, Ph.D. Presentation on How the Brain Forms New Habits, Institute for Brain Potential, Clackamas, OR 2/1/12