Are You Inspiring or Ignoring Your Brain?

How to inspire your brain

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  • Take care of stress.
  • Avoid dulling routine.
  • Do something creative every day.
  • Read poetry, spiritual material or anything else that makes you feel uplifted.
  • Take time to be in nature.
  • Bond with another person who is heartwarming.
  • Pay attention to being happy.
  • Make sure you take time every day by yourself to relax, meditate and self-reflect.
  • Deal with negative emotions like anger and anxiety.
  • Focus on activity that makes you feel fulfilled.
  • Give of yourself.
  • Follow a personal vision.
  • Attach yourself to a cause that is bigger than you are.
  • Take the risk to love and be loved.

How to ignore your brain

  • Get set in your ways.
  • Don’t look beyond your opinions, likes and dislikes.
  • Isolate yourself from others.
  • Take relationships for granted.
  • Reconcile yourself to going downhill as you age.
  • Look upon the past as the best time of your life.
  • Forget about having ideals.
  • Act on selfish impulses.
  • Don’t examine what makes you tick.
  • Give in to anger and anxiety.
  • Let life take care of itself.
  • Go along to get along.
  • Assume that you are automatically right.
  • Avoid anything new or challenging.
  • Put up with stress.
  • Take no emotional risks.
  • Distract yourself with mindless diversions like watching sports for hours on end.

Source: Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being
By Deepak Chopra & Rudolph E. Tanzi
http://www.amazon.com/Super-Brain-Unleashing-Explosive-Well-Being/dp/0307956822