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5 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

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Get your brain in shape with a little mental strength training.

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donhornsby's curator insight, February 23, 9:38 AM
The conversations you have with yourself have a profound effect on your life. If you want to reach your greatest potential, it's important to build your mental muscle. Exercise your brain every day and over time, you'll train your brain for happiness and success.
 
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Life's Messy. Train Your Brain to Adapt

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Margaret Moore, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, answers all our burning questions about how to sift through the chaos of the digital age and organize our lives and minds.

 

Organization, she says, is not just about a cluttered desk. It’s about self-regulation, a skill that is developed by the pre-frontal cortex--the seat of executive function in the brain. The left pre-frontal cortex regulates your attention: it evaluates, judges, makes decisions. Modern life, with its barrage of incoming emails and phone calls and texts, taxes the pre-frontal cortex, inhibiting the brain’s ability to focus. Those who have naturally strong self-regulation can handle the overload—and those who don’t are left feeling guilty and out of control.

But the plasticity of the brain means we can all learn to be better focused and more organized.


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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:22 PM

We need to learn and practice self-control and Mindfulness to overcome the barrage of distractions.

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Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

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VideoSelf-talk is driven by critical beliefs that you hold about yourself, and is manifested in the things that you think as you move through your day. It plays an understated but powerful role in your ability to succeed, because your beliefs can both spur you forward toward achieving your goals [...]

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Peace Overtures's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:34 PM

Taming Your Dragons will help you change the patterns of self-talk that gets in the way of an abundant and joy filled life. Can you imagine what your life would be like without this type of self talk?  

http://www.tamingyourdragons.com/want-more-peace/

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How Positive Emotions Lead to Better Health

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New research suggests that meditation or any other mood-enhancing activity can serve as a nutrient for the human body.

 

“Positive emotion, positive social connections, and physical health influence one another in a self-sustaining, upward-spiral dynamic,” concludes a research team led by psychologist Bethany Kok of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. It found upbeat emotions inspired by a meditative practice led to greater feelings of connectedness with others, which positively impacted “a biological resource that has been linked to numerous health benefits.”

 

 


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Jared Broker's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:50 PM

I think as we learn to become quiet and relaxed within, the stress chemicals go away.  Maybe this is us going back to our natural state.