Habits

Habits are actions that we repeat so often that they become automatic and engraved in our neural pathways. So knowing this we can conclude changing these habits is hard.

Some useless articles suggest rewarding yourself eachtime you do a certain action that you want turned into a habit will ensure that you start to do that automatically. This sounds a lot like operant conditiong. Humans require more than rewards to be able to change a certain aspect of their life that has become so natural to them.

For example take smoking,a habit, you cant just stop smoking by rewarding yourself eachtime you don’t. It doesn’t work like that. What’s needed is a strong motivation to want to achieve the new action, social support and ability to tolerate carvings and all the other discomfort.

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Beauty of nature…

I sometimes sit in my garden while watching my little brothers play and think to myself what a mess we’ve made of our world. The world we own. How can we treat our own property like so? I feel sorry for the generations to come, because they’ll get it the worst, with global warming getting worse by the day.

I occasionally wonder if perhaps it’s too late and maybe there is no way we can save our earth. We messed up big time. Though maybe we can all come hand in hand and at least try to change our ways and save what’s left of our world.

I get extremely upset thinking that the people of tomorrow will not see the beautiful animals that are to be extinct, all because of the selfishness of humans. Maybe the people of tomorrow won’t even exist…if we carry on like this.

I think it’s time we all started forgetting about all the things that keep us busy in life and just take a minute to realise  what we’ve done; and perhaps enjoy what’s left. Nature and our environment are beautiful. The constant changes, the beautiful colours and magical seasons that occur, these are the things that should be keeping us busy. Learning to have more awareness of nature can have a very positive impact on our lives…so why not be aware and realise…

Smile with those eyes…

There’s this very beautiful girl I know. She’s a natural Asian beauty…okay maybe not naturally as she does plaster on a lot of make up however the way she walks, the way she talks and the way she stands so tall makes her beautiful. She is a very popular and intelligent girl which makes her very unique. However I wonder if she is naturally the way she is and if she genuinely does like the people she hangs out with; because I’ve noticed something about her that’s sort of stuck in my mind. It’s her smile. It’s weak. Maybe fake. Perhaps I’m being a little odd but her smile caused me to write this blog. Her smile caused me think about how a natural smile can make people around you feel so much better.

Once I walked passed her in the corridor and she gave me a smile. It was fake. The smile that practically is just her showing her teeth off at me while squinting her eyes. I cringed. Now I’m not saying people shouldn’t smile with their teeth, but don’t force yourself to have to smile.  

Smiling not only makes people around you feel better, but actually makes you feel better; I know this because firstly when I do it I feel extremely happy. Also according to and Professor Barbara and her research on to studies of smiling shows that its also very good for the health.

Smile Away The Stress :)

Smiling. What a wonderful thing. It’s very contagious, I noticed this when yesterday I came home from my volunteering work and I was really tired.  I had tonnes of maths homework that needed doing and I was stressing about it but as well as that my mood was really low. My little brother ran towards me when I opened the door. He hugged me while smiling from ear to ear. All of a sudden I didn’t feel tired anymore and all I wanted to do was smile. It was as if his smile had broken the “miserableness”  spell that I had casted on myself.

Smiling. Makes people feel better about themselves. Once when I was 11 years old, I was at the bus stop going to school in my, horrible green school uniform. When I saw this tall girl walking past. She looked at me and smiled. It may not seem like a big deal but It was amazing how someone I didn’t know gave me a smile. It made my day to be honest.

I read that smiling gives off Endorphin, natural pain killers, and Serotonin which makes us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug that’s free to all. Why not use it? Smiling makes us and the people around us feel so much better. So considering this its very silly not to smile.