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The Really Fabulous
Ways to Make
COLLABORATE WITH SMART COLLEAGUES
STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZOnE
CHAnGE YOUR ROUTInE
LEARn A nEW SKILL
his list is intentionally presented in no particular
order (see No. 8)! Follow what resonates with you
OR, even better, go in the opposite direction and
try exploring what makes you feel uncomfortable
or what you typically avoid. You may see the greatest
success and the greatest results that way.
Medical science has now concluded that as little as 30
minutes of moderate exercise a day is enough for "Brain
Training" most adults; but even 10 minutes of vigorous
exercise will result in the release of endorphins that make
us think more clearly and perform better. Studies have
shown consistent exercise can assist you in stimulating
both sides of your brain!
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We all know it - sleep recharges and rejuvenates - but
did you know that sleep spindles (short, synchronized
bursts of electrical activity) can occur 1,000 times per
night during NREM sleep. People who had more of these
spindles showed the most refreshment in learning capacity
after their nap.
Author and journalist Clive Thompson says big
ideas only come into the world when we share our
thinking with others. Bouncing around thoughts
and sharing knowledge can boost our brains.
Never before have we been able to disseminate our
ideas with so many people all over the world.
Certain foods can help give your brain and body a
boost by helping to narrow focus, improve memory, relieve
stress, and reduce fatigue. Broccoli and other greens
contain a healthy dose of choline, which studies suggest
may help combat memory loss. A recent study found a link
between eating more blueberries and strawberries and a
reduced rate of cognitive decline.
People bore easily if not challenged. When surrounded
by smart people, your first impulse may be to hide your
ignorance, but that's the wrong way to go. If you don't ask
questions, you'll never learn. Working with great peers will
help you up your game.
As we push ourselves outside of our comfort zone
into optimal anxiety, our 'growth zone' challenges become
easier and our comfort zone expands. Eventually, things
that previously scared us will become part of our growth
zone, then move into our comfort zone, thus helping us
achieve more than we previously thought possible.
Reading reduces stress, which makes us feel
better about ourselves, and increases all three types of
intelligence - crystalized, fluid and emotional. That helps
with problem solving, putting different pieces of knowledge
together to better navigate everyday life, detecting patterns,
understanding processes and accurately interpreting and
responding to other people's feelings.
If you talk with the same people every day, sit down at
the same place every day and do the same things every
day, then by definition you aren't learning anything. Start
changing your routine. Instead of taking showers in the
morning, take them at night; choose a different route to
work; rearrange the items on your desk, etc. It doesn't
mean you have to ditch your old habits completely but
by changing your daily routines you force your mind to
Scientists have now proven that we can
actually increase our potential and enjoy ourselves in the
process! By learning new skills the brain creates new neural
pathways that make it work faster and better. Playing music
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016
Welcome, New Members!
What’s in Your Back Pocket? Essential Tools to Elevate Your Planner Tool Kit
Beyond the Job Description – The Unwritten Attributes that Hiring Managers Look For
The Do’s and Don’ts of Mentoring
Sharpen Your Skills with the MPI Academy
Destination Spotlight: Golden Horseshoe
Chapter Speaks: How Do You Recharge to Get Back on Track?
Member Spotlight: Finding Your Calling
11 Ways to Make Yourself Smarter
Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction?
Investing in Employees is The Best Investment for All
Online Learning: Friend or Foe?
Meeting MPI Toronto - May/June 2016