How can perception boost your brainpower?When you feel like complaining, take a moment to reframe your perspective. You are what you perceive: Turn away from negative thinking, and seek out ideas to help move you forward.
SCIENCE SAYS: A shift in mindset, even one from negativity to neutral thinking, rewires the brain and increases mental flexibility – but only when this shift becomes habitual. Being mindful to recognize and reframe negative thoughts allows individuals to exert some control over their own brain health.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Seek out new ways to show kindness to others.
- Be intentional in recognizing and stopping negative ways of thinking.
- Avoid negative assumptions and cut yourself (and others) some slack.
- Take time to pause and refocus, perhaps by meditating or keeping a gratitude journal.