I’m a hypnotist – here are three super simple hacks that will rewire your brain and make you love boring tasks

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Emilie Leyes, 28, is a hypnosis practitioner and brain training specialist in New York

A hypnosis practitioner has demonstrated three ways you can ‘rewire your brain’ to enjoy the boring tasks you typically loathe.  

Emilie Leyes, 28, from New York, has more than 916,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares tips on brain training and mindfulness to improve your life. 

The content creator, who is known as @emilieleyes.hypnosis, recently revealed how you can alter the way your brain views certain tasks to make them more pleasurable. 

‘My life completely changed when I learned these super simple little brain hacks to actually start to enjoy the boring parts of my day more,’ she said. 

Emilie Leyes, 28, is a hypnosis practitioner and brain training specialist in New York 

She shared three brain hacks to help you enjoy boring tasks in a recent TikTok video

She shared three brain hacks to help you enjoy boring tasks in a recent TikTok video 

From boring to brilliant: Hypnotist’s three hacks that will make you enjoy boring tasks 

  • Force yourself to laugh your way through a boring chore
  • List reasons why the task is good 
  • Visualize yourself enjoying the chore 

Leyes went on to give a quick neuroscience lesson about why the brain associates certain tasks with boredom in the first place. 

‘In neuroscience, they say neurons that fire together wire together, which means that when you have multiple experiences happening at the same time, they become connected physically in the brain,’ she explained. 

‘When we have experiences of boredom or frustration in the midst of chores and doing our laundry and doing certain tasks in our day, our brain has wired those associations together and our brains act like prediction machines. 

‘[Our brains] use past experiences of a certain task to inform how we should feel in the future. So chances are, if you’ve been bored doing your laundry your entire life, your brain’s going to predict boredom in the face of doing laundry.’

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But can ‘rewire that association’ to learn how to enjoy dreaded chores more, according to the brain training specialist. 

The first trick she recommended is ‘cultivating positive emotion in the midst of that boring task’ that will help you change the way you view it. 

Leyes said a way to do that is to practice ‘laughter yoga,’ which is prolonged voluntary laughter.  

‘That’s based on the idea that the body doesn’t know the difference between real or fake laughter,’ she explained. ‘So if you start to mimic laughter in your body, it becomes real so, so quickly, helping you feel good almost instantly.’

'[Our brains] use past experiences of a certain task to inform how we should feel in the future,' she explained

‘[Our brains] use past experiences of a certain task to inform how we should feel in the future,’ she explained 

‘If you do this while you are doing your laundry, while you’re doing your taxes, while you’re commuting to work, your brain’s going to start to connect experiences of joy and laughter and excitement in the midst of that task,’ she added. 

Leyes second tip is to tell yourself ‘this is good because…’ and fill in the blank. 

The hypnosis practitioner said that when she is doing something she normally considers boring, she lists reason after reason why it’s good. 

‘What we put our focused attention on is amplified in our minds. So if you put our attention on the parts of that experience that are soothing, that are good, that are cozy, whatever, it’s going to amplify the positive experience of that task,’ she explained. 

‘So, for example, if I’m washing my hands, I could say, “This is good because I love the feeling of the water on my hands. This is good because the water is the perfect temperature. This is good because I love the smell of the soap.”‘

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The first trick Leye recommended is 'cultivating positive emotion in the midst of that boring task.' She said a way to do that is to practice 'laughter yoga,' which is voluntary laughter

The first trick Leye recommended is ‘cultivating positive emotion in the midst of that boring task.’ She said a way to do that is to practice ‘laughter yoga,’ which is voluntary laughter

Leyes second tip is to tell yourself 'this is good because...' and fill in the blank. She also recommended visualizing yourself enjoying the chore Leyes second tip is to tell yourself 'this is good because...' and fill in the blank. She also recommended visualizing yourself enjoying the chore

Leyes second tip is to tell yourself ‘this is good because…’ and fill in the blank. She also recommended visualizing yourself enjoying the chore 

She noted that ‘the more things that we can put our focused attention on that are pleasant in that otherwise mundane moment, it’s going to give our brains a new perspective on that task.’

Leyes third and final hack was to visualize yourself enjoying the chore. 

‘The subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between imagination and reality,’ she said. ‘So if you have a task that you are procrastinating on or you just don’t want to do, take some time to close your eyes and visualize what it would be like if that task was so much fun. 

‘Ask yourself, “What if it was fun?” and visualize yourself laughing through the process, really enjoying every second of it, and really paying attention to every single detail, the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, sensations, and emotion. 

‘Your brain’s processing that as a real experience, and it’ll start to use that experience to inform how you feel in the future. So by the time you do that task in real life, it’s gonna be more fun,’ she concluded. 

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