Would you agree that financial failures tend to paralyze? Or have you noticed how money worries rob personal freedom?
It takes brainpower tools to move beyond panic’s grip, when caught between sinking cash and rising expenditures.
Holidays can elevate money anxieties. Media dwells on chilling predictions of financial woes to come, while at the same time your dollars melt away like snowballs on a sunny afternoon.
When fear zaps safety you crave, as it shut down financial expert Alexis Neely, your brain can open new spigots to freedom again. Try five mind-bending ventures to benefit from research about your brain’s proclivity for fiscal and personal security.
1. Make money-saving gifts. Design that photo book or collage for friends to memorialize an adventure together, for instance. Dr. Robyn McMaster shows how the brain’s “working memory” kicks into creative capacity whenever you simply act. Creative brainpower replaces pressures from panic, for instance, and your working memory transforms fear of failure into an ability to design a money-saving craft that friends will treasure.
2. Teach a novice as you learn yourself. At the same time you attempt one money-saving tactic, demonstrate it to a younger person. Research suggests that teaching others about finances as you learn yourself, changes your brain’s neural connections for higher intelligence in related areas. Ready to grow new neural pathways toward higher profit?
3. Mix music into holiday budget plans. Before you sit down to design that mind-bending chart to pack lunches, fill a thermos, or walk to work, pop on your favorite CD to enjoy. Background music changes brain wave speeds, alters moods and can increase budgeting brainpower for a positive plan that works wonders, to both increase your cash flow and ratchet up productivity.
4. Invite a trusted friend’s advice. Prepare lunch for a person who manages finances well, and capitalize on the brain’s unique capability to perform better within trusted relationships. Encourage your lunch guest by preparing her favorite food, and you’ll also release serotonin, the brain’s hormone for well being, that leads to finer outcomes.
5. Jot down key tips, before they flee. Memory increases for hot financial remedies, only if you outsource facts by jotting down hints when you encounter them. Later, after new distractions, replace critical financial helps, held momentarily only in short term memory, you’ll be glad to have bare-boned reminders. Once acted upon, those newly discovered brainpowered practices stick – mainly because applications shift and store new practices in your long term memory.
Don’t expect to grow from bankruptcy to millionaire status overnight though. If your finances demand an urgent fix, you may wish to exchange the lunch with a trusted friend, for financial advice from recommended experts to get you started. Hopefully these few brainpowered basics will turn around your prosperity this holiday season.
Brainpowered resources to reconfigure finances
- Family Wealth Secrets: Confessions of Financial Fear [http://www.familywealthmatters.com/confessions-of-financial-fear/]
- Actions or Intentions? by Dr. Robyn McMaster [http://brainbasedbiz.blogspot.com/2010/12/actions-or-intentions.html]
- Teach to learn and change your brain’s connection [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091009092351.htm]
- Music affects the mind [http://www.mcdaniel.edu/news_2093.htm]
- Brains perform better with trusted relationships [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091215102107.htm]
- Working memory holds few items only [http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100413105704.htm]
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