Our Words Impact Our Brain Functions

Doctors at Thomas Jefferson University explained that the choice of our words could actually have more impact on our lives than we realize.

Dr. Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldmen, authors of life-changing book, “Words Can Change Your Brain, wrote that “a single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.”

By using more positive words in our daily lives, the areas of our frontal lobes are exercised, making it more effective.  By stimulating frontal lobe activity, you are developing an area that is in charge of telling you what is right from wrong and the ability to override and suppress socially unacceptable responses. As a result of frequent use of positive words, it will then give you the motivation to take charge of your life and your choices.

With the habit of using positive language, we can train our frontal lobes to be more effective even when we feel negative emotions so that we become more logical when dealing with stressful situations.

If you are currently unaware of whether you are using more positive words than negative words, start to pay attention to your word choice and write them down if you can.  (Even that self-talk going on inside your head)  Keep a gratitude journal every day and start to see that positive change in your life.

What we think, we become.  

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