Are You Poisoning Your Brain?
Think your brain IQ is a number you’re born with and that stays with you?
In fact, there are many ways you can improve your brain health, or damage or destroy it. And your IQ increases or decreases with the health of your brain. We’ve often talked about ways you can improve your intelligence, such as positive thinking, positive communication, letting your brain rest. etc.
In this issue, we look at some things many people do that can damage their brains, lowers their IQs, and makes them less effective in life and business.
Common Things That Can Poison Your Brain
Shivendra Misra is a dedicated practitioner of Kriya Yoga, and a constant student of the ways people can improve their mindsets and outlooks on life.
In this article, he identifies 6 things many people do (or fail to do) that can damage their brains.
Here’s his list:
- Sit inactive for too long a period. Get up and move around!
- Listen to loud music or other loud noise
- Read unimportant, and/or negative, messages and information on social media, email, etc.
- Watch “reality” TV – it’s not very real, just empty drama
- Multi-task – do twice as much as you should, half as well as you should
- Eat too much sugar
For each of these damaging behaviors, he explains how it damages the brain. He also suggests some ways to avoid the behavior or improve the habit.
In Shivendra’s article, he also offers several links to work done by various researchers to support his suggestions and provide other helpful advice for improving your brain health. If this topic hits home with you, check out Shivendra’s suggestions. Follow some of his links to enhance your understanding of brain health and the impact it can have on your life and business.
Note: Archived issues of The Unity Community are available here. Search that page for keywords representing your particular interest. Most of the articles offer suggestions for ways of improving business and personal relationships. Keep in mind that business is done by…people. Every business concern is essentially an inter-personal concern.
A “Shot in the Arm” Every Day!
My friend, mentor and sales coach, Eric Lofholm, hosts a 15-minute motivational call every business day and a few holidays. The call is at 7:45 AM Pacific time. Register for the call here. You'll find instructions on how to join the call on Facebook, Zoom, by phone, or later in a recording.
Do you believe you can improve your brain health and IQ? Are you engaging in any of the harmful habits Shivendra mentions? Do you find the potential gains worth forgoing some of the short-term pleasure you may get if you do the harmful behaviors? Reply to this message or click here if you'd like to chat on the phone.
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