Kamis, 28 Februari 2013
Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age, Michael Gelb
Michael Gelb has long been one among my favourite authors . . . I've read simply the whole lot he has written, and his bestselling HOW TO THINK LIKE LEONARDO DA VINCI remains a e-book that I use in a creativity course that I teach.
His latest effort, BRAIN POWER (New World Library), co-authored with Kelly Howell is a terrific book about the right way to, quoting its subtitle, IMPROVE YOUR MIND AS YOU AGE.
What an excellent idea!
And the authors show you the way this can be executed by presenting many helpful ideas, based on the latest brain research. Maybe my favorite one is the next:
* Maintain a Optimistic Perspective about Your Memory
In case you ask any elementary college trainer what children overlook within the classroom daily, you will be taught that in addition to forgetting info, in addition they go away behind all kinds of things: books, pens, iPods, etc. When the trainer reminds fourth grader Jason that he left his baseball cap within the coatroom, she does not normally hear "What's the matter with me? I'm eight years previous, and my memory goes" or "Gosh, one other junior moment!" But after age twenty 5 or so, many folks start to concentrate on any glitch in memory as evidence for its demise. Regular forgetting is catalogued as a "senior second," and the decline of memory turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy."
I also liked this suggestion:
* An angle of gratitude is comparatively simple to domesticate, and a simple gratitude journal is the easiest way to get started. Take a couple of minutes every morning to write down out an inventory of things that encourage you to really feel grateful. After you compose your checklist, spend just a few seconds focusing on the feeling of gratitude for every thing you've got written down. After you've reviewed your list, simply "float" in the feeling of gratitude for a minute or so. Repeat the method within the evening. That's all it takes to get your immune system revved up. Observe this simple gratitude train, and you may uncover more grace in your everyday life.
None of the above is essentially tough to do . . . however the secret's to do something, reminiscent of:
* Take the social initiative. Reasonably than ready for invitations, take the initiative: invite potential buddies for dinner or to a film, concert, or lecture.
[and} Volunteer. Caring about others is one among surest methods to really feel better about yourself. Helping out at a soup kitchen, animal shelter, hospice, or college gives a sense of which means and purpose that retains you sharp and more fulfilled.
BRAIN POWER additionally includes a free downloadable mind sync audio program, designed to balance your mind and optimize psychological performance. It is the perfect ebook to read when you're focused on enhancing your mind, as well as your life.
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