Be honest, how many times have you looked in the mirror and saw a new line or age spot and thought, “it must be my multiple sclerosis.“ I do it too, but I’m also calling myself out on it. For one, we are aging and there’s no use denying it! Although life and environment do play a factor, I think that the greatest impact on aging is your mind. With that being said, what would you think if I told you that you could look twenty years younger just by thinking it? The brain might be even more powerful that we all thought!
So how does it work?
Recently, a group of academics from Harvard hit the books to prove that you can in fact reverse the aging process just by changing how you think. So how did they come to this conclusion?
During the study, the scientists took a group of retired people on a seven-day retreat to a secluded resort and asked them to think and act as though they were 20 years younger. After just one week of living in the past the first group showed four signs of being physically and mentally younger - their posture, flexibility, strength, vision, hearing, and manual dexterity improved as well. Additionally, their memory and recall was also enhanced. They even scored higher on intelligence tests than they had just seven days earlier!
An impartial group of judges who saw photographs of their faces at the end of the week guessed them to be three years younger than the original group of scientists guessed them to look. This group was completely impartial and had no idea what this was for which just goes to prove the power of the human mind.
So how in the heavens did they manage to do this?
Basically, by immersing participants in their life, twenty years earlier. For instance, I FEEL like the 90’s was yesterday. These scientists would say, “YES Jamie, embrace that. Bring out your 90’s vinyl records and your overalls. Talk like you did then (I still say dude by the way). Immerse yourself in the 90s and you will be, look like, you did in the 90s”. Sound too good to be true? Maybe not!Like I say this with careers or anything else – believe it and you will be it. Believe you are twenty years younger. Immerse yourself in your life and whatever you truly believe you are – will manifest. I believe that with all my heart.
So no, it’s not always my MS. Sometimes it’s my stinkin’ thinkin’. My toxic angel that whispers over my shoulder that I am too old and done. No, stop that thinking and cage that bird and you might just wake up tomorrow wrinkle-free!