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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Keeping the "memory" in good condition is a vital part of the brain’s function. Every now and then, our actions greatly depend on a lot of information we retrieve from our memory bank. Such information can either be short term (such as specific tasks that we have to do) or long term (such as the ability to drive a car or repeat an instruction we read from a book). While long-term memory may come spontaneously without too much effort when the need arises, short-term memory requires recalling information from the accumulation of things stored in our memory. This is why you need to keep your memory in great shape to achieve efficiency in your daily endeavors:
· Keep your attention focused on the needed information to be stored in your memory bank. Even with distractions around you, stay focused on the subject. The more concentrated you are on the information, the better the chances of retaining it in your memory.
· Utilize the most ideal sense or senses when gathering the information. This what we call acuity in sensing our environment. Be aware of the color or details of a picture, or the particular sound or smell of the thing involved. All our bodily senses are attuned to collect information depending on the circumstance at hand. While our sense of vision may be the most used in gathering information, our senses of hearing, smell, taste, and touch are equally important and helpful in remembering things, situations, and information about something or someone.
· When you’re not sure that the information you are about to remember would really be retained by your brain, it would be better to write the information. This could be proven effective especially in gathering very long and tedious information like lecture notes or a personal interview. Just be sure you don’t forget that you have a note at hand; and of course, don’t misplace the note.
· Maintain a balance diet. A well-proportioned diet will result to a conditioned memory. Oily and sweet foods may cloud the memory. If you cannot completely eliminate a bad diet, gradually cut down your intake of these memory-inhibiting foods. Doing it gradually cushions the effect of withdrawal symptoms and you’ll get adjusted to the new lifestyle you are creating. This is not only beneficial to the memory, but we can say you’re on your way to a healthy life. Drinking lots of water brings lots of advantages to your overall health, and memory is not an exception.
· Don’t deprive yourself with enough rest and sleep. Having enough sleep does not condone laziness; oversleeping does. So don’t feel guilty resting or sleeping as long as it is not overdone. You need it badly to keep you revitalized from the tiresome demand of work.
· Take time to relax. Breathe deeply if you must. Keep your thoughts organized before acting on them. Keep away from stress and anxiety. It may be impossible to completely eliminate stress since it is part of our challenging generation, but try to keep it down as much as possible. Stress may bring your memory into its inefficient level. Avoid the habit of saying to yourself that you might forget things, because you’re more likely to if you do. This just builds your anxiety level up to its panic mode.
· Stay positive, creative, and energetic. Your memory needs to be within a circle of various things. Things that come in various shapes, sizes, and colors can motivate your creativity. This is a positive way of discovering your surroundings in all its variations and diversities. Avoid being enclosed within the four walls of your room just like you’re a prisoner. The only time to be enclosed is when you have to rest or sleep. Don’t be a couch potato. There’s a very exciting world out there waiting to improve your memory.
The very best way to improve your memory is between infancy and adolescent. As we grow old, memory starts to fail. But a strong memory that we can develop during the prime years of our lives will definitely enhance us to be good thinkers. This can be done by continuously exercising our memory through reading and other cognitive activities like the habit of solving crossword puzzles. The more you do these, the better memory retention is developed.
As far as health is concerned, high blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart ailments. It also results to poor memory retention. Memory function declines when blood pressure is high. Researchers have observed that people with normal blood pressure, especially at midlife, have a higher cognitive function. Concentration, decision-making, and remembering functions falter as a result of high blood pressure. What is healthy for the body is likewise healthy for the memory.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Subliminal learning is the use of techniques that allow people to learn even without any conscious effort at all. It does this by exposing one to stimulus they are not or barely aware of – images that flash on the screen for barely perceptible moments, words played over and over again at a volume just above the hearing threshold, or other such stimulus. The discovery of such methods has aroused the excitement of many people because of its potential to boost the learning process and make acquiring new skills a lot more painless and effective.
The possibilities are definitely boundless. Just imagine. If this were true, you would be able to learn new things without having to buckle down and do the dirty work. For example, it has been argued that learning a language is theoretically possible using subliminal techniques – no need for books, teachers, and other learning implements, except for your subliminal learning equipment. You also won’t have to lose time to learn tedious language lessons. You could have your subliminal equipment on while you do other stuffs – and in some programs – even while you sleep.
Some common applications of subliminal learning include new languages, vocabulary skills, music, and even behavior modification programs.
It may seem ridiculous at first, but once you get a good grasp of the theories of learning – plus the potential and limitations of subliminal learning - you will find out that it really isn’t implausible after all. For example, there are actually things you do every day that you learn even if you don’t expend any conscious effort to do so.
Ever wondered how a song got stuck in your head even if you hated the song and tried your best not to pay attention to it? Somehow, the meaty chorus of the song finds its way into your subconscious and never leaves, doesn’t it?
What about words? Haven’t you wondered how a certain word came into your vocabulary even though you never remembered trying to memorize the word or use it purposefully? You probably heard the word somewhere – maybe at work, or from your friends, or even from the TV or the radio, and suddenly, poof, it’s made permanent residence in your head - without your notice.
Now, looking at these examples, people have begun to wonder about the possibilities if we could push the envelop and take advantage of this particular quirk in one’s learning process to somehow “accelerate” the rate of learning among students. Thus was born the wonders of subliminal learning.
Scientists have been digging hard and thorough on the subject of subliminal learning. Although it is theoretically possible to have such techniques do much for accelerated learning, there will always be skeptics who look for empirical proof from scientific studies before even considering subliminal learning. Little by little, these scientists have come to learn more about how we process and store knowledge, and are receiving heartening results from their studies on subliminal learning.
On a small scale, they are convinced that some skills can be learned through subliminal learning – especially those that are not “high-process” data such as patterns, words, numbers, and other easy visual data. Other skills such as languages and mathematics are “high-process” skills that require full attention and thought when performed. However, learning these skills is still beneficial when learned in conjunction with subliminal learning.
Experience the agenda of your ‘learning’
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
What is Empowerment?
How do we determine our ideals of empowerment? I believe we should first consider preserving energy as an appropriate reaction against "giving your energy away" or being "powerless". To be inspired is to have management over your lifestyle. You may be experiencing your desire to excel as an impulse to evolve yourself, or to realize the potential of your creative gifts and talents, and to make your greatest contributions in life.
Being efficient instead of passive indicates a past desire to move towards freedom. It does not mean, however, that we become so inspired an individual that we become islands: to be happily self-empowered, we acquire freedom in our lifestyle, while never before have we, as women, been holding so much power to shape the future.
While we’ve gained the freedom to do, be and have anything we want, we haven’t always been driven to cultivate our power and to cause our lives to flourish and thrive. Being attached to others may involve relationships; however, knowing our own Reality, and understanding who we are -- Self Details -- are efficient factors of empowerment.
To be empowered is to know yourself, to think for yourself, to be an individual while still being able to flourish and thrive, to be a whole, to take responsibility for yourself and your actions. An individual who is self-empowered has balance, vitality, creative expression and the highest potential of well being.
Obstacles to Empowerment
Now that we have dissected the value of self, how do we become empowered? Let's look first at what may take place on our way. What are the difficulties on our path to empowerment? What do we need to alter or execute?
One of the difficulties to self-empowerment is energy. We are learning that we can question ourselves and still regard energy as a way we think and act while enhancing ourselves. I think of this as one-dimensional or "totalitarian", considering it does not allow for overall change of the way we think. Thus, females should act in one way, and men in another way. Seeing ourselves as only one (unisex) and thus not seeing the other only acts to drain our energy.
We become empowered when we move ahead from the difficulties of, one-dimension and exercise to a larger, more "whole" view of ourselves as multi-tasking positive thinkers.(e.g., females should please others and men should be dominant). Thus, we must reprogram our mind and have a healthier viewpoint.
Another obstacle of empowering our self is low self-esteem. If we don't really like ourselves, how can we believe in our self? Self-doubts, low self-esteem, all are void of becoming empowered. If we don't think incredibly well of ourselves, we certainly and truly are not empowered of our thoughts and self esteem. Self-knowledge is complex resolved thinking that motivates us to truly know ourselves. Being knowledgeable builds self esteem, seeing clearly, and doing accordingly.
Fears are a considerable challenge as well. It is an energy that finishes, instead of enhancing externally. Fears vex our path toward self empowerment. To be empowered is to be obvious, sometimes outspoken, and even judgmental; while fear prevents us from being truly self-reliant and clear-sighted. We must be an individual, we must be efficient and effective, and we must be fearless.
Lack of skills can be a huge challenge to empowerment. To be empowered, one must be as self-reliant as possible. It is complicated to be self-reliant without information. Sensible men have described the importance of skills over the ages. As we add to our own special knowledge, we add strength to our storage space in our brain from which we draw upon. As we add to our information, we are better able to think for ourselves. But, insufficient understanding means a broken and inadequate scenario; which is not positive energy.
"Knowledge is Power."
These are just a few obstacles to empowerment and many of these factors are relevant. Certainly low self-esteem, fear, energy and unclear problems are inter-connected. As you move toward cleansing, others around you also become affected.
Taking Paths to Empowerment
Given the difficulties of empowerment, we may be affected at any time by one or many problems along our path. How do we move toward empowerment? How do we remove the obstacles? How do we empower ourselves to create a better energy force?
First let me say that we all have our own tracks to comply with. The route I have followed may vary considering your route. In looking for the best path, and in following it by your reaction to it, you can find your own route.
With that said, I would like to suggest some possible activities or recommendations. Some of these may be obvious. Some may be more eye-catching to you than others. If it seems appropriate, try it. Keep in mind that empowerment is a procedure that gradually starts, then builds.
Reprogram Your Thinking
Break down the areas of "totalitarian" thinking; considering alternative techniques and careers. The more we are exposed with a healthy viewpoint to non-mainstream concepts, the more we begin to find ourselves.
We are wise individuals. What seems correct at this time, may later encounter incorrect and vice-versa. Try to keep a healthy viewpoint as you reveal more. The more you find alternative techniques with a healthy viewpoint, the more you are deprogramming your thoughts and allowing your mind to create new techniques. Process what you are exposed to. Don't agree to everything as gospel. You will gradually end up developing your own route and one step closer to being empowered.
Gaining self-esteem is a procedure and there are different techniques to try to help yourself. One conventional technique is treatment or assistance. This is an actual technique and doesn't have to be declined immediately out-of-hand. If you choose to analyze this technique, try to choose your expert or advisor effectively. Self – discovery - increasing information helps you increase your abilities at home and work. This leads to increased knowledge, recall and self-confidence and raises self-esteem.
Developing your capabilities - enhance self-esteem.
Remember that you are a unique and genuine individual. Keep in mind that we all have our capabilities and roles to play. That we all create a few mistakes and learn by them. Keep in mind that your inner beauty is that which flourishes from within. Take time to include these concepts into your daily claims, fantastic claims, and affirmations.
Complex Procedure - Knowing Yourself
Knowing yourself can be a complex procedure. We are usually trapped in our own self. Our self-perception tends to be tinted mentally by our needs, self-concept, and level of self-esteem. Find that objective place in yourself, the place that is subjective or short-term problems -- the audience.
Observe yourself in complex conditions and with different people. What do you see? How do you react? Remember these for a little chat with yourself later.
Learn how your thoughts function. Notice yourself think by showing upon your inner objective audience.
Explore pleasure as a tool for tracking yourself. Look into self- empowerment.
What is stopping you? What are your talents? What includes your interest? What things already move to empower you?
Conquering Your Issues
Clearing problems is another procedure that may be a complex and divergent route. Again, assistance may be an option, as well as regression treatment and recommended reading pleasure. It feels good when your burdens are lifted from your shoulders.
Achieve maximum concentration – reduce distraction and improve your time management!
Travel into your objective audience (through pleasure, and self-empowerment) and comprehend why your self management is not under control, what is the main cause. Sometimes conscious information can help you move ahead and away from the problem.
Look for different designs in your lifestyle. Do you end up over and over again engaged in similar architectural conditions or with the same architectural people. Again look for the main cause.
Know that you can take care of your problems. Know that you can encounter better and more satisfying material. Know that others have shifted this route before and that you can, too.
Conquering Your Fears
One of the first activities is to recognize your fear. If you don’t recognize it, you cannot change it. Denial enslaves us.
Many problems are created from the fear within us. Eliminating fear can reduce many problems. Fear also may be of the unknown. There is also the worry of not having enough or going without, which is appropriate for self help. As we execute on self-esteem and acquire information, this fear is reduced.
Try going into your fear, a little at a time. Real empowerment comes when we are "fear-less"
Whenever you encounter fear and have identified the main cause, focus on empowerment. You can better yourself, and conquer that fear at the same time.
Remember that nothing can harm you unless you allow it.
Developing Yourself - Gain Knowledge
The more we comprehend and acquire information, the more knowledgeable we become.
Is there something you've always preferred to do or learn? Allow yourself to find it – and do it.
Your efforts towards empowerment will also result in you raising your intelligence. It’s your brain, just smarter, stronger, faster, FOREVER!
Anyone can have and enhance any of these capabilities. It has further been found that, if you are not using all of your capabilities, you have not fulfilled all you are capable of. You are not a whole person until you do.
We all have inexperienced potential. As we create ourselves, we also acquire understanding of ourselves. Our self-view improves (empowerment).
Remember: "Knowledge is Power."
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