YOU have the power to be all you want to be…
And never dreamed possible.
This power, you see…
Is built deep within your own mind.
[via LifeHacker]There are a lot of fun things you can do with your head, inside and out. Let’s start with the brain. We post multiple mind hacks a week, so there is no shortage of ways to trick yourself into being smarter, more creative, happier, and whatever else. Nonetheless, mind hacks can be applied a bit broadly and simply refer to finding better ways of thinking or learning a little bit more about the weird stuff your brain might make you do.
We want something bigger.
When you stimulate the brain in various ways, it will react positively or negatively or somewhere in between. It may seem like we have no control over how this happens or how it makes us feel, but we do. Sometimes its as simple as priming your brain with the right words. It can also be as simple as conjuring up a feeling. If you really want to hack your brain, read our guide. It’ll introduce you to some of the basic techniques you can use to gain more control over your own behavior. Doing so can help you use food cravings to your advantage, make difficult decisions more easily, create stronger bonds with people you care about, and prevent your brain from sabotaging your life.
A quote, never so true…
Because the power is with in YOU!
[via ScienceBlog] Training our brains to see ourselves in a more attractive light
Researchers at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology have designed a programme called Mírate bien (Take a good look at yourself). It is a tool designed to enable us to learn to love our bodies and faces; and to improve our physical self-concept. Initiatives of this kind are routinely applied at educational establishments and high schools, but in this case there is a difference. The students participating in the programme are not asked to do any kind of physical activity. It is the cognitive side that has to be trained here: to restructure our perceptions so that we have a more realistic awareness about our image.
Inge Axpe is one of the researchers who has worked on the design of this programme, and has submitted a thesis in which she provides details about this and about the pilot programme carried out using it at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). It is entitled Diseño y evaluación de un programa para la mejora del autoconcepto físico (Design and evaluation of a programme designed to improve physical self-concept). She has also had papers published on it, for example, in the journal Revista de Psicodidáctica.
[...]But how does one go about this? “It is no easy task, because these thoughts are deeply ingrained, but there are activities that allow them to be presented: one needs to get over to the young people the idea that we tend to interpret information in a very specific way. For example, we are affected by the things we are told externally, but the impact depends on our interpretation. Young people need to know that we have these tendencies, and that if we do not try to change them, we won’t be able to change anything else.”[Read More]
Perceptions are reality.
Be ALL you can be, by doing nothing more?