Your mind is much more powerful than you may realize. Last year, scientists at the Salk Institute in San Diego, CA discovered that the human brain’s computing power is ten times greater than previously thought.
Mastering your brain health is something that requires effort. The research suggests that you have the computing ability and information storage capacity of the entire world wide web right between your ears. WOW – I would say that your brain is one of the world’s most powerful technologies, which is immensely under-utilized.
Unfortunately, many of us are living beneath our potential. That is why I felt compelled to provide you with some ways in which you can continue to develop and maximize your mind potential in your personal and professional life.
If you are seeking to live your best life each day, you definitely want to begin applying these principles to your life, immediately.
Applying More Brain Focus to Your Personal Life:
- Continue learning. Make education a lifelong experience. Maybe you want to return to school full time, take an occasional evening course, or just study on your own.
- Read more. Studies show that reading enhances memory, relieves stress, and may even help you live longer. Pick up a classic novel at the library or enjoy the e-book version. Add in some non-fiction science and history.
- Find a hobby. Turn off the TV and tune into an enriching project that engages your creativity. Knit a sweater or restore vintage furniture.
- Travel around. Visiting different countries or even a few unfamiliar neighborhoods expands your perspective which in turn creates new brain synapses. Travel literally is, broadening.
- Cultivate healthy relationships. Social interactions play a big role in the quality of your life. Spend time with your loved ones. Hang onto old friends, and look for opportunities to make new ones that align with your core values.
- Take care of your health. Be smart about your self-care. Keep yourself apprised of the latest research on nutrition, medicine, and aging. Talk with your doctor, functional physician or health coach about how the latest studies apply to you.
- Volunteer your services. Giving back to society can be personally rewarding. Contact a charity that interests you and propose a project that will let you explore new skills or leverage your current strengths.
- Deepen Your Faith. Strengthen the foundation of your beliefs. Study various scriptures and spiritual practices. Connect with others in your spiritual community.
Applying More Brain Focus to Your Professional Life:
- Choose meaningful work. Look for a career that excites you and gives you a sense of purpose. Ask yourself who benefits from what you do. Start now to prepare yourself for a career change if you want to explore another field.
- Create a side income. What if your job seems limited and it’s not practical for you to move on right now? You can still make money doing what you love outside office hours. Many times, we forget that we are more than the position we hold during our 9 to 5.
3. Focus on innovation. You can make any task more stimulating by experimenting with ways to increase quality and productivity. Set a goal that’s feasible but challenging.
4. Pick up new skills. Sign up for training on the latest software package or let your boss know that you’re interested in attending a conference that will help your job performance. Shadow another employee who can show you how to design a social media campaign or prepare for a tax audit.
5. Network more effectively. Strategic networking builds lasting connections and speeds up your professional development. Practice striking up conversations with strangers and following up with people you desire to stay connected to. Focus on giving to others and having fun. Life is meant to be lived.
There was a time when it was believed our brains stopped growing at a certain point in our lives. Research has now proven, that neuroplasticity, defined as the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury; illustrates that we have the ability to create new experiences until the day we transition from this life.
Next time you begin to doubt yourself, remember that you have MORE than the capacity of the entire internet residing between your ears.
You only have this one amazing life. Why not live up to your potential and accomplish big things in your personal and professional life.
Alycia Huston is an inspiring leadership strategist that equips executives, senior leaders, and business professionals with the tools to break through barriers and achieve success
beyond their wildest dreams. A proud woman in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) , Alycia is a certified professional coach, speaker and trainer. She specializes in NeuroLeadership, helping her clients to leverage more of their brain power and tap into optimal performance in personal and professional arenas.
As the previous co-founder and CEO of a multi-million dollar business, Alycia knows first-hand the importance of balance, self-care, and building the right team to support the success of any business. She shares these insights and helps women business owners scale and lead their businesses while maximizing profits. Join her at the special event she’s hosting: www.IamTranscend.com