I know. I know. I know. But when there’s a time when we’re feeling especially bad about ourselves, the thought of putting on a smile and heading to the beach, or getting our workout in and doing something constructive, can go a long way towards making us feel better.
For me, this is particularly true in the springtime. But I know there are times where it’s even more important to take care of ourselves. When it’s cold, or rainy, or when life is really out of our control. It makes it harder to keep positive thoughts in our heads.
I think we often get so caught up in our negative thoughts that we forget that our positive thoughts are just as important. I often think I can get better at everything, but really theres a lot of stuff that I could be doing to make my life a little bit better. I think it’s an important reminder to remember that our happiness is not what we think it is.
It’s so easy in our society to think you can just be on a diet and get rid of your negative thoughts, but I think these negative thoughts are actually tied to something we can do to ourselves to make things better. A lot of things that we take for granted, like our car, our home, our job, our health, even our friends can be taken away from us if we don’t pay attention to them.
One of the things I’ve seen people ask about is whether our brain can be affected by stress, depression, or other negative behaviors. If we’re stressed, depressed, or anxious, it’s probably because of something about the way we interact with the world. The same is true if we’re eating too much, getting too little exercise, or sleeping too much.
Well, no! That is not why our brains work the way they do. It is, however, how we process the information that is available to us.
Brain cells are called neurons because they produce tiny electrical signals. These signals then translate into a series of chemical signals that control our behavior. In an ideal world, we would always get the exact same amount of information, and our brain cells would never have to work at all. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
When we are awake, our brain cells respond to stimuli by making chemical and electrical responses. We call this “processing” a little differently. So our brain cells actually make more copies of the same information. This is called “reproduction”. In an ideal world, there would be no information processing and all that was needed would be one copy of all the information that our brain cells were dealing with. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Reproduction, or cell respiration. This is the process by which new neurons become born. It is also the process by which our brain cells make copies of old ones. But what happens when you don’t need to make copies anymore? When you are a fully functioning cell, the information processed by your brain cells is less than what they were before. This makes the new cells less efficient and results in a cellular aging process.
There is a lot of literature in the medical field that talks about the cellular aging process. The main idea is that your brain cell division rate slows down over the course of your life, but your metabolism rates go up. This is particularly true for the hippocampus region of the brain, a region that does a lot of processing involved with memory. When you are young, your brain is able to process information quickly and efficiently.