10 Ways to Bring Meaning to Your Life

Written by Elisha Goldstein

10 Ways to Bring Meaning to Your Life

My life always appears to be so hectic. It's as if I purposely overload myself with more things than I could possibly ever accomplish. As I'm going to sleep I think about allrepparttar things I need to get done And when I'm awake duringrepparttar 139977 day I think about allrepparttar 139978 things that need to get done. Take a shower, make coffee, eat breakfast, brush my teeth, go to work, etc... It's almost as if atrepparttar 139979 end ofrepparttar 139980 day I can truly ask myself, "where didrepparttar 139981 day go?" Enough of these and I can ask myselfrepparttar 139982 same questions in weeks, months, or even years!

So when I feel like these questions are coming up, I do some brief exercises that help bring me torepparttar 139983 present moment and remind myself that I'm living. For 5 minutes: Whatever you are doing, just do it slightly slower. At work we are all given tasks to do. One time per day, for 5 minutes do that task a little bit slower. Do not dorepparttar 139984 task in slow motion, or take breaks fromrepparttar 139985 task, simply do it a little bit slower. Take 5 minutes at lunch to notice what you're eating. You can actually do this at an meal, or anytime you eat. You are going to notice what your food looks like, how it smells, feels, and tastes. As you pick up your food, noticerepparttar 139986 texture of it, is it bumpy, smooth, wet? Notice what you smell. As you take it in your mouth notice how it feels in your mouth, noticerepparttar 139987 tastes that are coming out of it, how your teeth break it down. As you swallow it, notice it going down your throat. Dorepparttar 139988 same withrepparttar 139989 drink. Take 3 minutes to just sit and notice your breath. Sit in a place of your choice, could be behind your desk, or anywhere. Close your eyes. For 3 minutes simply pay attention to your breath. For these 3 minutes your breath gets your undivided attention. If you notice yourself thinking about something, evenrepparttar 139990 thought "why am I doing this stupid exercise", just notice that your're thinking that and then gently bring your attention back to your breath. Washrepparttar 139991 Dishes. If you're not used to doing dishes, there will be many benefits to this one. As you begin to washrepparttar 139992 dishes, noticerepparttar 139993 texture ofrepparttar 139994 plate andrepparttar 139995 warmth ofrepparttar 139996 water on your hands. Inhale and notice if there is any scent. Listen to hearrepparttar 139997 rush ofrepparttar 139998 water or any other sounds that are happening around you. Not only will you be able to practice being inrepparttar 139999 moment, but many of your family and friends will be thrilled with you.

How to be a LOT Smarter than You Think You Are

Written by Adam Hewett & Evelyn Barney

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Most people are shocked when they are told that increasing their cognitive abilities is possible. It was once thought that mental capabilities were set in stone, unchanging since birth. But much of what we know aboutrepparttar 139946 mind has changed since then, particularly inrepparttar 139947 last 10 years. Research has found that there are many factors playing even larger roles in IQ. For example, someone with ADD, properly treated, can experience huge leaps in IQ score, sometimes up to 30 or more points! Similarly, removing psychological barriers, limiting beliefs and increasing confidence can have a huge impact on cognitive abilities.

So, how do we go about trainingrepparttar 139948 brain for optimal performance? One answer, and quite possiblerepparttar 139949 most simple and efficient solution is Brainwave and Neural Stimulation.

A typical human brain is functioning on low capacity. Althoughrepparttar 139950 idea that a normal brain only uses 10% of its capacity is a myth, most people's brains are not functioning properly. For example, studies show thatrepparttar 139951 brains of many people, when confronted with a problem, will actually switch gears and start working less! Instead of switching to logic and "work mode",repparttar 139952 brain switches to patterns of frustration and emotion. Most people have simply not learned to "turn on" these higher cognitive abilities whenrepparttar 139953 time is right. Most people are unfamiliar withrepparttar 139954 states of intense concentration and laser-like focus that come so easily torepparttar 139955 great thinkers of our time. To correct this problem, researchers endeavored to recreaterepparttar 139956 brainwave patterns of over achieving, successful individuals -repparttar 139957 most intelligent 1% ofrepparttar 139958 population. What they found is truly remarkable. By helping to optimize brainwave patterns, people can both temporarily increase cognitive abilities and trainrepparttar 139959 brain to produce this activity on its own.

Psychology, emotional state and Hypnotic Suggestion have also been shown to effect cognitive abilities. Hypnotic suggestion has also been successfully used to increase memory retention and focus. Further, most people have limiting beliefs, thinking perhaps that they are incapable of incredible feats of memory or complex mental calculations. For example, a common limiting belief is "I am not good at math." And, of course, as long as you believe this, nothing will keep your mind from making it true. It is just as important to provide a psychological basis for increased intelligence, as it is to providerepparttar 139960 necessary neural activity. Using Suggestion and a set of practical Psychological techniques, this goal becomes easier than ever to achieve.

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