Talk about mind blown!
Before I was 4 years post brain injury I had never really thought about the brain in depth – it’s just this squishy thing in your brain that has umteen sections that do different things right?
I was way too fixated on anything Underworld related:- The Ice Man – Richard Kilinskey, My mother warned me about blokes like me, Blood money, The brotherhoods… you name it! Because my doctors said to find a subject that interests me and read, but where was that subject going to get me?
It wasn’t until 2018 that anything changed, I learnt about the power of self education, how I can rewire my brain and so forth. In two years I have taught myself so much it’s not funny, I believe that I’m smarter now than what I was pre accident. It all comes down to the brain, getting enough sleep, triggers that help you perform at a higher level and being mindful about everything!
Some facts about the brain:- The human brain is the largest brain of all vertebrates relative to body size. It weighs about 1.5 kilograms. The average male has a brain volume of 1,274 cubic centimeters. The average female brain has a volume of 1,131 cm3. The brain makes up about 2 percent of a human’s body weight. The cerebrum makes up 85 percent of the brain’s weight. It contains about 86 billion nerve cells (neurons).
Did you know – there are links between the art of meditation, mindfulness, the brain and your susceptibility to pain.
The following video explains all, I really liked the brain explained mini series on Netflix.
There are so many different ways we can all practice self education, you just need to be wanting to better yourself. And sorry, the whole yeah tomorrow sort of attitude wont cut it.