Concept: Repetition or emotional impact
“Don’t do it, I wouldn’t recommend it.” Your brain does not want to change its mind. Getting your brain to change its mind is like trying to change around the transportation system in a city. They say it’s going to be better in the future, but right now you don’t care about the future because you are stuck in gridlock.
Here is how your brain works:
Your brain is already wired the way it’s wired because you are you, and you have had the experiences that you have had. Your brain does not want to change, because thus far you are alive, and why would it do anything different unless its survival was threatened? So, changing your mind is an arduous process of convincing yourself that you will have a higher opportunity of survival / success, should you think and act a different way. Good Luck.
We change our minds through two methods: repetition and emotional impact. If you’re interested in quickly changing your mind, these are ways to do it. But be careful, the last thing you want to do is change your mind about something that doesn’t need changing.
Changing your mind with emotions is the quickest way. Neuro-linguistic Programming is an interesting thing to look up on the internet. The long and the short of it works like this (only read this next part if you plan to quit smoking or never want to smoke):
Your brain works by association, so here is what you do…associate smoking with something disgusting. Picture your favorite cigar, or cigarette, with a pile of vomit. It’s really important to visualize the vomit’s texture, smell, flavor. Have an emotional reaction to this. Throwing up will significantly help with your success rate. Picture your cigarette. Vomit. Cigarette. Vomit. Cigarette. Spend some serious time on this. You want it so that your mind is genuinely confused about which one is which. This will, of course, ruin smoking for you for the rest of your life. It will probably also make you think of cigarettes every time some one throws up.
Repetition is the other way to change a habit. If you make a special point of making your bed everyday for 90 days, you will be in the habit of it and find yourself making your bed each morning without even reminding yourself to do it.
(insert a picture of a man saying “must drive safely, must drive safely” rubbing his temples. Another picture beside it of a guy in a fender bender. Both will get you to drive safely as the caption)