How to keep you mind healthy

There are many things that school doesn’t teach us and one of those is how the us and our brain operate. How do we manage and train our brain for healthy living?

Here are the eight tricks for a healthy mind.

1) Listen to music. Music can repair brain damage and returns lost memories. Don’t be afraid to take time out of your busy life to relax and play some tunes. It’s always feels good to play your favorite songs.

2. Simply smile more often. Smiling, even in a bad mood, can immediately improve your mood because these muscles are enough to trigger happy chemicals in the brain. This means if you even pretend you’re happy you will be happy. Actively smile right now and see do you feel better.

3. Don’t be afraid to talk to yourself. I’m not joking. Talking to yourself can make your brain work more effectively. Therefore chatting to yourself might actually help you get the job done.

4. Always listen to your gut. A “gut feeling” is a chemical signal that your stomach creates to warn the brain of danger. 9 times out of 10 your gut feeling will be right so go with it.

5. Get out and exercise every single day with no excuses. “Neither the body nor the brain can function optimally without movement. In fact, sitting for more than 10 minutes at a time increases fatigue and reduces concentration.” – Rae Pica

6. Just let things go. Holding grudges is not only bad for your mental health, but it also has a physical impact on your brain. Take a deep breath, relax and let that shit go.

7. Neurologists claim that every time you resist acting on your anger, you’re actually rewiring your brain to be calmer and more loving. The next time you feel yourself getting angry. Take ten deep breath from the depths of your belly and then say your reply.

8. Finally if you are struggling with sleep, stress or just over thinking cuddling with your partner could be the answer. Cuddling before bed helps the brain relax so get into that spoon position and get your partner to help you out!

Change your life in a Month

The Happiness Advantage

  • Write a Gratitude List (3 things you are greatful for)
  • Journal (Something good that happened to you today)
  • Exercise
  • Meditate
  • Random act of kindness

Try doing these simple tasks for a month and see does it make a difference for you.

Positive people are happier and happy people outperform always.

Watch Shawn Achor’s Ted Talk below..

Ted Talk – The Happy Secret to Better Work

The Secret to Personal Growth as a Leader … George Raveling

Someone asked me what has been one of my most significant challenges throughout my life. My response was to live a disciplined life. Much of our personal behavior is predicated on how we view the world. We tend to prefer information that confirms our existing beliefs. We like to believe adding new processes, policies, procedures, and habits will transform our lives without retiring old mindsets and ways of living that no longer serves us. When you add anything in life, you must subtract somewhere else. Each day you must be brutally honest with yourself as it relates to who you are, what you want, what you need and how you serve others. The challenge is not just to do good in life, but to be good and at peace within.

There is no better use of a life than to be attentive to other people’s needs. I have come to realize that everyone is always in need of something that another person can give. Be it undivided attention, a kind word or deep empathy. The reality is this, most of us spend more time following than leading. More than ever we desperately need sterling leadership. The fundamental characteristic of leadership is the ability to manage oneself. The secret to personal growth as a leader is always to remain curious. A great way to learn is to teach. Learning happens when you acknowledge what you do not know. When one teaches, all parties end up growing and winning.

Self-imposed fears and your unwillingness to be uncomfortable will always present barriers to your success and leadership. Your choices always have real consequences. So do not hide your best self from others. Understand anything that deviates from the status quo is frightening but worthwhile. On your journey of self-discovery you will be taken through front doors, back doors, side doors, and no doors. No matter what lies ahead keep moving forward and never give up!


– Coach George Raveling 

10 lessons in how to build your professional network…

A Twitter thread by

@davidspinks

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1. Build community. There’s no better way to improve your reputation in a field than to be the one bringing people together.

Offline is key: Host events. Big or small. Conferences, meetups or dinners all work.

2. Do great work. If people recognize the work you do before they meet you, they’ll respect you a lot more.

The best connections you’ll make are with the people you work with directly. Choose them wisely.

3. Support people at the same stage as you.

I used to wonder how all these successful people knew each other and would ALWAYS promote each other. It’s because they came up together. My most valuable connections are ppl I became friends with 5-10 years ago before they “made it”.

4. Close the loop when people help you.

If you get advice, follow up later to thank the person, and let them know how it went.

If you get introduced to someone, or make an introduction to someone, follow up and thank them after the meeting.

5. Help every chance you get. The ability to help others is a privilege. Constantly build good karma but giving, with no expectation of returns.

6. Participate in intimate events. Choose the smaller coworking space. Attend the smaller dinners. Join the smaller online communities. Smaller groups will give you a chance to develop deeper relationships.

7. Write consistently. Share what you’re learning along the way. Tweet, blog, video, whatever your format, just keep sharing. Writing a book is the ultimate reputation booster.

You’re never too young to write a book (see: https://t.co/7Og05aeHAA by @erickoester)

8. When you go to networking events, try to talk to less people, for more time. One or two deep conversations are exponentially more valuable than ten quick conversations.

9. If your industry has a big hub in a city, live there for some time. This isn’t going to be possible or easy for everyone, and it’s becoming less important, but it’s still extremely valuable.

The serendipity of running into people in SF has been huge for me.

10. Be transparent in your work, writing, and conversations.

Transparency makes people feel like they know you better, like they can trust you, even if they’re just following you online. It brings them into your journey.