Why we need personal priming.

Change becomes harder as we age.  By the time we are in our early thirties, much of who we are is already set in stone.  


Early in life, we use different emotions & behaviors, like tantrums, dishonesty or people pleasing, to communicate and achieve our personal goals. Often these behaviors happen naturally, without much thought or analysis. Many develop as a reaction to someone elses behaviors.  Eventually we find a few that are reliable & safe, behaviors that balance meeting our our own needs with our caregivers. We begin repeating these behaviors. Over time, this repetition forms habits.


These mental habits use neural pathways. Neural firing & pathways are similar to a river running through stone. The pathways start as shallow recessions, the energy begins running together, creating mental ruts. The habits erode the ruts, they begin to grow deeper. Eventually they have become a canyon. These neural canyons are why we often react without thinking.  Like when we suddenly realize that we are driving home instead of to the doctor’s office like we should be. And it explains why we often find ourselves suffering from the same problems over and over again.  


Occasionally, we have moments when the mind is quiet and still, like water, the mind becomes a mirror, reflecting what is. But usually the mind can stay pretty active, digging ruts and canyons most of the day.


When our minds are always moving, it's easy to accidentally get swept away with the current. These currents continue carving deep into our neural pathways. By the time we turn 40, the canyon is usually so deep that most of us forget there was anything else outside of the canyon.


That's why deep neural pathways also make it hard to find perspective.  It’s tough to see ourselves when we’re caught up in fast moving water, surrounded by noisy rapids.   


It’s also hard to see other people when our mental canyons are narrow, dark & deep.


Technology can help or hinder the canyon formations in our mind.   Sometimes we unintentionally reinforce our habits when we interact on social media or watch our programs.


Other times we support and care for more people with the help of technology.  


Happego is a new psychological priming app which uses technology to improve emotional intelligence, priming the mind to maintain awareness and mental balance.   


Priming is a reliable research tool that has been used in labs for 30 years.  Happego converts the priming data into a user friendly, easy & effective tool for change.


If you're not familiar with psychological priming, it's similar to the saying “priming the pump. Before electricity, priming was the work you did to get water flowing from a well.  This water didn’t show up instantly, but you would continue working hard, with the intention of future results.  


Happego is priming the mind. Pumping information in with the understanding that it will provide future results. It does this by subtly flashing an image on your phone or computer for less than second many times a day.   Scientists say these primes influence our conscious & unconscious attitudes, moods, biases and behaviors.  


Regular priming of new & varied images help us widen our mental canyons.  Opening us up to a bigger perspective. Diversifying our thoughts with priming helps us offset any unintentional mental habits.  


Regular goal oriented priming can shift the mental flow.  Helping to open up a new path, new insights & awareness.


Prime to increase kindness, openness & awareness. Prime a deeper connection with your loved ones. Or focus on personal growth. Mindful eating, fitness, money habits, ethics are just a few of the ways you can use Happego.


    Priming can also help in your small group or organization.  A construction team would benefit from regular safety reminders. Medical staff can be primed bedside manner reminders.


    It can also ease anxiety.  Scared of public speaking or going to the dentist?  Priming can help.


Happego helps clear a path to consciousness.  Start priming your mind for free today. Find us on the google playstore or online at happego.app.

Lindsey Lieb