How your brain functions when creating a habit (2 min read)

Do you remember the term ‘synapse’  ‘neurons’ or ‘neural pathway’?

Yes. I remember learning about this in my biology class in my school days.

Let me refresh your mind.

When you do something new or feel something new,

⇒ a new synapse connects 2 nerve cells  = Neural pathway is created

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  • the more we repeat the desired action / thought pattern 
  • the more we feel the potential intense emotions when we realize this desired outcome, 

⇒ the more we intensify our desired neural pathway,

⇒ the more stronger our desired neural pathway gets,

⇒ the more automatic our desired action becomes = our desired action becomes habitual


Simultaneously, the neural pathway for

  • our unwanted thought pattern
  • our unwanted behavior

will weaken because you will be replacing it with desired the mindset / action


This ability itself is called neuroplasticity.

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form new connections and pathways and rewire the current circuits.

If we can promote neuroplasticity  and rewire our brain circuits, we can re-program our brain in a way we desire to do so.


Dr. Joe Dipenza 

In promoting neuroplasticity, we must take ownership in … 

  • our own input in the brain 
  • our conscious intentions / having awareness 


If you are not taking ownership in the above aspect, you will strengthen the old neuro-pathways that are disempowering for you.

Ultimately, you will start to feel “It won’t work for me” “I am not good enough” and you may even find yourself making excuses, judging others, and blaming others to not face yourself.

Therefore, it is necessary for you to take ownership of your intention + input in your brain!

2 Comments Add yours

    1. Rin says:

      Thank you


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