Brain Lessons–Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
The Most Important Brain Lessons
After 83,000 brain scans, research shows brain function is dependent on physical health. It's involved in everything we do. How we think, feel, act and get along with people. Physician, psychiatrist, and teacher, Daniel Amen, MD, is a world expert on applying brain imaging science to clinical psychiatric practice. One of the most important brain lessons we can learn is,
The brain is the organ of judgment, personality, character, and innovation. When our brain works right our life works well. And when our brain is in trouble we have trouble in our life.
Your Brain is the Most Complicated Organ in the Universe
Dr. Amen says,
It's estimated your brain has a hundred billion nerve cells. Each nerve cell is connected to other nerve cells. Not on a one to one connection but up to 10,000 individual connections between cells. This means you have more connections in your skull than there are stars in the universe!
Information travels in your brain at 268 miles an hour. And, although your brain is only 2 percent of your body's weight, it uses 20 to 30 percent of your calories. That means a third of the energy from your breakfast and lunch goes to your brain. It is the most expensive real estate in your body.
Tips to Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
- Learn something new and our brain makes new connections
- when we stop learning our brain starts to disconnect itself
- Consume a healthy diet with good nutrients
- Sleep for at least seven to nine hours a night
- Write 3 things you are grateful for every day within 3 weeks you'll notice an increase in happiness
- Spend time with people who have healthy habits because people are contagious
Brain Lessons For Your Workplace
- When your company offers workshops--take them
- Pass up the donuts and eat fruit instead
- Go to bed 1 hour earlier and read something soothing before you sleep
- By pass the 'it won't work talk' and discuss positive uplifting solutions