If you’re one to stomp feet or pound fists you’ll be glad to see that science shows a far more malleable brain for calm than once thought.
The opposite of frustration is reflection that adds serenity for sharpshooting answers when you most need to get by. In fact, it turns out that reflective actions can improve a brain’s executive skills, by creating and organizing successful plans to meet top targets. Not bad mental benefits on a busy day either.
Rewire your brain for fine tuned reflection through:
- Your favorite music can boost cognitive performance as music rallies your moods for better results in other skills at the same time.
- A brisk walk, or running on the spot, can increase neurons in your hippocampus – adding kinesthetic mental power to learning and memory.
- Highly charged foods such as fruits, fish, nuts and seeds add omega-3 fats to improve mental function and counteract atoms that can damage brain cells.
- Pick-me-ups such as dark chocolate, coffee, or even a vanilla scented candle in the background can increase chemicals such as serotonin or dopamine – stimulants for well-being.
- Playful challenges such as Quidler, computer scrabble, or even video games, stir healthy activity in the limbic system and activate the brain’s reward system for better reflections.
Reflection is really a process that turns the mind inward and tames the amygdala – for deeper answers – found in your intrapersonal intelligence pool. That metal data bank that stores your deepest beliefs, your faith, cultural under-footings, and your proclivities to grow,learn and change.
What intelligences could you add to refection to boost brainpower today for winning answers, in spite of obstacles we all face?
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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset
Smart skill 41 = Reflect to Extend Daily Reach
Smart skill 42 = Reflect for Runways in Depression
Smart skill 43 = Reflect – then Leap like Lauren
Smart skill 44 = Reflect on Life-Changing Brain Facts
Smart skill 45 = Reflect to Change your Mind
Smart skill 46 = Reflect – Then Bolt from Meetings
Smart skill 47 = Reflect Past Wall St. Prostitutes
Smart skill 48 = Reflect for Brainier Online Results
Smart skill 49 = Reflect Peace to Trump any Battle Plan
Smart skill 50 = Reflect Change with Smart Skills