DAY 14: Repetition is the Language of the Brain

We become what we repeatedly do
— Steven Covey
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Day 14 Self Reflection:

How you spend your time.


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Day 14 Micro-Science: This is Your Brain on Drugs

Stages of Change: Everyone tries to be smooth and do things only when they are perfectly able. Need to do that and then up your game and start getting your heartrate up so you can stay composed under pressure. The basic concept is that your brain remembers a skill more easily if you have practiced that skill in a similar “state or aroused level” before. If I put a few more lines in here then everything gets pushed down a little bit further. If you keep going then it will look even better if you have a few lines that make a spacer of sorts and fills up enough space to make it look pretty and even across all the website images and vids.

Normal blood flow seen in healthy brain as a comparison to others. (photos courtesy of AMEN clinics)

Normal blood flow seen in healthy brain as a comparison to others. (photos courtesy of AMEN clinics)

Amygloid plague: didn’t choose this, but we put alcohol and drugs into our systems voluntarily.

Amygloid plague: didn’t choose this, but we put alcohol and drugs into our systems voluntarily.

16 year old with two year history of daily use: Temporal lobe (memory and motivation center) and PFC (rational thought/future planning area) both have marked inactivity due to lack of blood flow

16 year old with two year history of daily use: Temporal lobe (memory and motivation center) and PFC (rational thought/future planning area) both have marked inactivity due to lack of blood flow

Marked decrease in Prefrontal Cortex: too much or too little activity in this area makes you unpredictable and moody

Marked decrease in Prefrontal Cortex: too much or too little activity in this area makes you unpredictable and moody

Meditation increases gray matter, new connections  and cells in the brain to frontal cortex, oxygenated blood then can flow more freely to rational centers of brain, making for better decisions. Also to hippocampus which sees accurate portrayal of reality, and also insula cortex (empathy and relationsihps) rubbing of hands together tells guards in watchtower thtat theycan relax. increases gray

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  • TAKEAWAY:Things get easier and less scary you just have to start.

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Day 14 Meditation: Bi-Lateral Brain Stimulation

Creating predictability…..Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or too high of heart rate can cuase intracranial pressure

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  • TAKEAWAY:Things get easier and less scary you just have to start. Stress vaccinations: myelination between left PFC and amydgala incrase: why gratitude journals work

Day 1 Meditation: rubbing your hands together until you get to one hundred. If your mind wanders and you lose track of your number…. ya gotta start over.

 
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing
— Leo Biscaglia
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Daily Motion Task: Repetition

-Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or too high of heart rate can cuase intracranial pressure

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  • TAKEAWAY:Things get easier and less scary you just have to start. Stress vaccinations: myelination between left PFC and amydgala incrase: why gratitude journals work


Day 1 Motion Task: Imagine you could snap your fingers and suddenly your life was exactly as you wanted it. Now take five minutes (set a timer) and visualize what would be happening in that life: where you would be going, who would you be with, how would you feel?


Bonus Material:

#1) Ted Talk: Addiction and Trust/Marc Lewis

Check out this Ted Talk by Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or too high of heart rate can cuase intracranial pressure

#2) Ted Talk: The most important lesson I learned after 83,000 brain scans

Check out this article by Greater Good: by Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or to

#2) Ted Talk: The most important lesson I learned after 83,000 brain scans

Check out this article by Greater Good: by Every time your heart beats your brain gets 20 percent of volume even though its only 3 percent of mass. That’s why during sex or exercise when heart rate increase, your brain gets more blood, but trauma too much or to