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Activate Your Brain: How Understanding Your…

Activate Your Brain: How Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work -…

by Scott G. Halford

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The brain operates differently depending on whether it feels safe or threatened. What we choose to think about, to mull on, can either make life better or worse by giving us a feeling of more control or less control. Even slight brain-friendly choices affect our brain functions, and can dramatically alter our energy, motivation, and sense of control. Activation begins with understanding that the ability to make choices puts us in control, is experienced as a desirable reward by the brain, and impacts our lives. Making deliberate choices to let go of pressure and worry leads to repair and growth of the brain. Small choices lead to new behaviors. Choices compound, so don’t be afraid to start small, but start now.

Making deliberate choices as to what we feed our thoughts sounds so simple, but has such a major impact. This is great practical advice and because it's built on making small adjustments, it's so easy to begin. The rewards the brain experiences are so desirable that healthy choices become easier.

Halford presents neuroscience foundations in a manner easily understood by the lay person., and the steps laid out are amazingly easy to do. If improving life appeals to you, then this book should be at the top of your list.

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  mmeckenstock | May 4, 2015 |
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