5 Thoughts and Ideas on My Mind This Week 48

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This type of posts is inspired by Tim Ferriss’ 5-Bullet Friday. That’s an email he sends to subscribers every Friday with a list of the things he enjoyed and did during the week (an article he read, a useful purchase he made, something interesting he watched and so on). I like it a lot and find it inspiring and helpful. And considering that I’m reading, thinking about and trying to improve different things every week, I decided to do the same.
It’s published on Sunday. You can read all similar posts here.

Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

I’ve been fascinated by that for a long time now.

I love the passion one can see in the eyes of people like Elon Musk, Zuck, Jack Dorsey, Tim Ferriss and every other startup founder or purpose-oriented and creative CEO of a top company.

And reading about the things that inspire them and motivate them to take action and analyzing their behaviors and daily rituals, really helps me do something about my life too.
There’s a lot we can learn from people like these.

And if we’re stuck in life, or don’t really believe we can reach greatness in some field or area of life, checking out their story and what they did differently is worth it.

I’m also writing about that more now and you’ll see posts on such topics on the blog more often. I cover the life lessons we can learn from those top entrepreneurs, what made them who they are today, how their mornings and evenings look like, and much more.

I’m a big believer in the fact that if others can do it, me and you can do it too.
And proven techniques of those who’ve already achieved what you’re after in life can help a lot.

Waking Up Early

It seems to be a recurring theme when I read about and listen to interviews of some of the most famous, productive, passionate and successful people of today.

My latest podcast episode is about that. This post went pretty viral in StumbleUpon too.

I’ve been reading and writing about morning routines for a long time now, and will keep doing it.
But if there’s one thing all people I look up to have in common, it’s getting up early. And – more importantly – doing it because they want to, not because they have to.

Having a purpose also gives you a reason to wake up and get to work right away. And to enjoy every minute of it.

Superfoods

I’ve always struggled with taking control of my eating habits. And still do.

But I’m often thinking about the quality of the food we eat as a more crucial factor than quantity, time of eating, etc.

I believe anyone can live a better, healthier lifestyle by choosing super foods over the rest.

If we think about it for a while, we already know what these foods are. Although there are some we don’t usually hear about in daily life and it’s worth checking them out.

But writing down a list of the most important ones and looking at it before every meal, can improve the quality of your life in the long-term.
If you can’t think of more than 10 now, here’s a list of 52.

I’ll be working on making them a permanent part of my life and will slowly let them replace anything else I tend to eat that’s not very healthy.

Study your successes, you’ll learn more.

I do believe in the power of being able to accept your failures, think about what doesn’t work and try something else next time, and learning from your mistakes.

But most often we tend to overthink the things we did wrong and let that prevent us from succeeding.

So it’s worth analyzing your successes. We all have them, even little wins in daily life can be considered a success. And we should take that, analyze why it happened, and try to replicate it.

You can’t escape your comfort zone, you can just replace it with a better alternative.

I wrote a post about that, which I’ll publish soon actually.

You all know how your comfort zone looks like, and know that it’s best to break free from it, whether you’re doing something to make that happen or not.

But truth is, once we do that we just find something else that gives us comfort. And create a new comfort zone.

If you’ve always stayed at one place, for instance, and finally managed to get out there and travel to another place for a month or so, you then feel such freedom that you want to do it again. And if there’s nothing holding you back, you can even travel the world, move to another place, or become location independent and start working remotely.

In this case, traveling becomes your comfort zone. You can’t stay at one place anymore.

And that’s not bad, of course. It means you’ve done something different, are currently doing what you love, unleashing your potential and enjoying life more. But you start feeling comfortable again. And if you don’t stop doing it every now and then, you become weak (just like you were when you lived a life without traveling and even the thought of it scared you).

So what’s the solution?

First, be aware of that. Know when you’re leaving one comfort zone and entering another. Self-analysis is a powerful tool at every step of your journey.
Second, do something new, different, scary and uncomfortable whenever you have the chance.

And if all that makes you wonder why bother escaping your current comfort zone at all, I’ll answer it this way: it’s all about personal and spiritual growth and learning.
And we learn and grow by challenging ourselves, trying new things and putting ourselves in uncomfortable situations.

So what do you think (about any of the 5 things I just discussed)? What have you been thinking about and what inspired you this week?

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How Writing Improves Your Brain: Scientifically-Proven Benefits 12

How Writing Improves Your Brain: Scientifically-Proven Benefits

You can do more with your brain when you write regularly. Writing can help you to build a stronger brain that can handle information and thoughts with ease.

Did you know that you can improve your brain functions just by writing?

Anyone who works with a term paper writing service would know that one’s brain power will become stronger when someone writes regularly. There are many specific points to notice when looking at what makes writing useful for your brain with each helping you to get more out of your work in general.

These include a few aspects that have been scientifically proven to show just how great writing can be for your needs.

The Benefits of Writing for The Brain

1. Writing Makes You Feel Better.

Writing helps you to feel a little more confident in your work as you move forward.

A 2007 report by scientists at UCLA found that writing reduces actions in the amygdala, a part of the brain that regulates emotions. Writing encourages thinking processes and ensures any fears or worries you have about writing will be reduced. This keeps you focused and concentrated on your work.

2. Build Visualization Skills.

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As you write, you will have an easier time visualizing concepts. This helps you to plan everything you want to work with in a project so you can get your work organized and in check.

A 2014 report cites that when a person prepares to write, the visual center of the brain starts to become active. This allows the person to start to visualize ideas that can be used in a project.

This is useful for all writers, but it works even better when a writer has more experience. Advanced writers will have an easier time with planning out their content when they know what to do with it.

3. Train Yourself When You Learn Things.

You will retain information well when you write it down.

A 2010 report from experts at Indiana University says that people who write things down after hearing about them will have an easier time recalling that information later on. This is more efficient than just reading something and then trying to recall it.

Best of all, your brain will feel stronger regardless of whether you work with either a computer or pen and paper. However, the same report from Indiana University does say that you might recall the information a little better if you put in the extra effort into writing it by hand.

Writing will do wonders for your brain.

There are many other points about writing and how it improves your brain that you need to explore. These include factors relating to how you can write something and make it worthwhile for your efforts:

  • When you write things, your brain becomes more organized as you have released information out onto your document. It becomes easier for you to work with more content without worrying about excessive mental stress.
  • Your memory will also improve as you work with extra effort for jotting down something you have learned or are trying to store into your memory.
  • You can also think bigger after a while. You will start working more on specific concepts and ideas within a project when you get used to writing. This comes as you will have more information ready on hand for your work.

Writing gives you more control over how you can manage your brain while assisting you in feeling smarter and capable of doing more with your work.