25 Facts to Rejuvenate Your Well-being

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Whole TpT store JPEDWhat if today led you in a new direction of dynamite possibilities for wellbeing? … if you used brain-friendly strategies as the bulwark between ruts and rejuvenation.

What if you stepped toward a small change, by adding one life-changing brainpower boost through 25 recent facts from the brain sciences:

1. Boredom is more a habit formed in brains, and shaped by our choices,  than any reality we face.

2. Environment counts, and a healthy, comfortable, and visually pleasing setting helps us transform problems into solutions.

3. Well being comes partially from and is fueled and extended by serotonin, the brain’s aha chemical hormones.

4. Anger, fear, and frustration  are fueled and extended by cortisol, the brain’s toxic and stress induced chemical hormones.

5. Venting is bad for the brain and creates new neuron pathways to much more of the same misery.

6. Dendrite (brain nerve cells) use the outside world and  take shape, or grow new neuron pathways toward healthy or unhealthy targets, based on actions we do.

7. Music changes brain wave speeds in ways that impact moods and certain rhythms can enhance productivity.

8. Lectures and talks work against listeners’ brains, benefiting speakers’ intelligence mostly, while teaching as we learn helps us retain more.

9. Hebbian workers means we rewire our brains to kill incentives, remain in ruts, limit focus and even shrink our brains.

10. Diversity training commonly works mentally against benefits because of its deficit model of passive listening, without actively implementing as we go.

11. Brain waves can bring either enhance sleep or peak performance, or prevent rest, based on how we activate them.

12. Hook even difficult facts onto one thing we know and comprehensive learning increases in less time.

13. Basal ganglias store older facts and create ruts, while working memory holds far fewer facts and enables change as we use them to solve problems.

14. Multiple intelligences are common to all, used by few, and all eight can be developed daily, showing that IQ is fluid not fixed.

15. Cynical mindsets literally block creativity, impact talent, and stomp out innovation, while increasing cortisol individually and collectively.

16. Memory can be outsourced into lists or frequent behaviors such as hooking keys to a belt, to help us remember more, and to free our minds for  focus.

17. Plasticity (the brain’s ability to change itself) enables us to rewire daily in ways that keep us younger and smarter.

18. Encouragement literally changes the chemistry and circuitry of our brains through raised serotonin, and rewiring for delight.

19. Meta messages, those subtle jabs that pretend to mean what they do not,  destroy relationships through implications different from what is being said and heard.

20. Smart skills offer an integration of  hard and soft skills to solve problems with the brain more in mind.

21. Stress literally shrinks the brain, and poor tone in communication acts as a silent killer, so that we run on far fewer cylinders than we need for wellbeing.

22. Greet  a person through speaking that person’s name in a gracious and respectful way, for a shared spike in personal awareness.

23. Mind-guiding inspires creativity and invention by teaching others at the same time we also learn from them.

24. Create new neuron pathways to see possibilities beyond problems each time a proposed solution addresses problems encountered.

25. Women’s and men’s brain differ biologically and intellectually in ways that few optimize.

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0 thoughts on “25 Facts to Rejuvenate Your Well-being

  1. Mark

    7. Music changes brain wave speeds in ways that impact moods and alter productivity…I like that you put this in your post. This is incredibly true. All it takes for me to change my mood is throw on my favorite CD and my bad mood is gone. On a side not music also does wonders for meditation.

  2. Adeyemi (Nigeria)

    Awesome Brain facts! I’ve got a passion for increased human creativity & productivity……coming by this site alone is so great a starter pack.
    I must confess good job Doctor Ellen.

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  15. eweber Post author

    Thanks Shrikant – Your question is so significant that it invites a full post in response. That’s just what I plan to bring by way of my own 2-bit offering to a great question!

    Today I will blog one possibility and hope you and others will also toss in your wisdom!

  16. Shrikant

    this is an interesting list. Thanks
    I have a question.
    over the last 3 years, since I joined the current place I work at, I have realized that I have become more cynical, discouraged and lost a lot of confidence I thought I possessed. It happens to be because of the way I am seeing the overall processes at the workplace not helping me realize any kind of job satisfaction.
    In my past 12 years of work life, I had only heard of the phrase – blind with rage. In the first year with this workplace, I actually lived that phrase, and have become frustrated the way people here treat others under the pretext of getting work done.

    Am I not being able to make myself see more positivity through the situation or am I choosing to see the negativity?
    Is this something to do with my inherent inability of some kind?
    could this cynicism and negativity lead to further damage of overall personality and approach to my daily way of being?

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  35. eweber Post author

    Thanks for your kind words, and for stopping by Gene! It was great to also discover your site! It’s fun to find others who do the same work in different ways!

    Thanks for the kin — it would be my honor! I will bookmark your site and look forward to further exchanges on cool topics. Keep doing it with excellence! Ellen

  36. Jeanne Dininni

    What a fascinating list, Ellen! You’ve definitely given us a great deal to think about — and implement! I find it quite interesting to learn that “venting is bad for the brain and creates new neuron pathways to much more of the same.” For so long, we’ve been told that it’s good to “get it off our chest.”