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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.


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.


  • Brainstorm for varied approaches to an upcoming decision.
  • Consider different views objectively, even ones you immediately dislike.
  • Reflect upon pros and cons of these ideas, in search of common ground.
  • Identify your strengths and build upon them with a broadened perspective.

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