Sometime I become frustrated at my brain because it doesn’t work in the way I intend for it to or doesn’t work to its full capacity. Today is one of those days. I’m not sure if it’s just exhausted from the past couple of sleepless nights or if it’s just too full from wandering thoughts, but it has been letting me down today; I really needed it to work for a training I facilitated and again as I stared at a blank screen all night wondering what to write.
The truth is my brain’s ability more often surprises me than lets me down. I let it run on cruise control and the algorithms it creates or the writing it does surprises me in such a way that I immediately try to think of some reason why it was a fluke. I see pictures I take and wonder if it was luck or if my brain somehow could see that was a good angle or a good shot. I start talking and am impressed at how intelligent something sounds, forming as it comes out of my mouth.
Now, I’m not the kind of person that thinks unkindly of myself; sometimes I would argue that I maybe give myself more credit than I deserve. However, my brain has the capacity to work in ways I didn’t think I had in me. I’m learning that maybe the best thing for the brain really is exercise. And, I don’t mean exercise in the sense of doing Lumosity or Sudoku, but just trusting to know that if I’m patient with it, it’ll do what I’ve conditioned it to do. And the results may surprise me.