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Build Flexibility Through Strengths

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How can your brain maintain an upward trajectory?

Challenge yourself to think critically about how to make important decisions. Consider new and different perspectives, and seek out connections that may have been overlooked in the past.

SCIENCE SAYS:

Finding novel ways to apply what you already know creates new meaning in your brain, exercising the frontal lobe and encouraging continued mental flexibility. Strengthening these neural connections can also make this information easier for you to access in the future.

BEGIN BY:

  • Brainstorming for varied approaches to an upcoming decision
  • Considering different views objectively, even ones you immediately dislike
  • Reflecting upon pros and cons of these ideas, in search of common ground
  • Identifying your strengths, and building upon them with a broadened perspective

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