|Lead the way|
The clearest way to imagine this is to see your brain like a road map. There are large toll roads or pathways like the Garden State Parkway and the NJ Turnpike and then there are the smaller roads in your neighborhoods.
Our habits or pathways are like the roads. If it is a long standing, well entrenched habit then you are accessing the Turnpike. If it is a newer habit, then it is Main Street in Somerville, NJ. So if you have a big habit of feeling that the "world is a terrible place to bring up kids" and you would like to change this, there is HOPE for you.
Within a brief three to four weeks, you can shift the habit and create new roads of gratitude. Scientists have found , after two weeks of 15 minute a day focus , you will increase your neurons. And this new road to Gratitude will help you to bring in more things to be grateful for. Think about your gratitude daily for 15 minutes .
It really helps! Check out the following link and begin consciously wiring your brain for gratitude.
Beautiful graphic for creating personal gratitude