Proven Mind-Stimulating Tips for Seniors

Similar to how exercise benefits your physical health, brain exercises help your mental health by enhancing your memory and analytical abilities. Better still, it’s never too late to start working out your most crucial muscle. Continue reading for these simple techniques to sharpen your mind.

Write frequently

Writing helps to strengthen working memory and communication skills. Ultimately, it makes no difference what you write because simply expressing yourself will increase brain activity.

Play an instrument or listen to music

Listening to or performing music is enjoyable for many people, but it also enhances memory performance in older adults, according to a 2019 study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. Thanks to versatile platforms and technology, finding your favourite tunes or learning to read or play music is easier than ever.

Learning a foreign language

Even if you don’t intend to travel internationally, learning a new language can be advantageous. According to a review of numerous research published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, it enhances cognitive functioning in older persons. Duolingo and Babble are both enjoyable and effective virtual language learning tools.

Get lots of rest.                                   

Sleep deprivation, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), might increase your long-term risk of physical and mental health problems such as reduced attention span, poor memory, and mood disturbances. While you sleep, memories and newly gained skills are transferred to more permanent regions of the brain. This makes it easy to remember them. According to the NSF, adults, 65 and older should strive for seven to eight hours of sleep per night. If you’re between the ages of 26 and 64, seven to nine hours of sleep per night is a decent target.

Brain health is an important component of overall health. It is the foundation of your ability to communicate, make decisions, solve problems, and live a productive and valuable life. Because the brain regulates so many aspects of daily life, it is perhaps the most valuable organ in the human body. If you want to improve your brain health, check out our online course.

How to Increase Your Photographic Memory (Eidetic memory)

By Tonny Wandella

An extremely vivid memory with high recall potential is known as an eidetic memory. This straightforward explanation does not, however, imply that those with eidetic memory really recall everything. That is the widespread misconception that vacuous television shows and rumours propagate. Eidetic memory simply refers to the ability to recall numerous details in great detail. It’s not a memory like a camera.

You are essentially either born with photographic memory or you are not. Even many people who assert to have “photographic memory” do not truly possess it. The majority of scientists agree that it happens in about 1% of the entire population. But the good news is here! There are several excellent steps you may do if you’re interested in improving your memory.

Eat More Omega-3s

You’re probably well aware of the extraordinary advantages of the oils found in fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines. Omega-3 fatty acids are well known for lowering blood pressure and inflammation. However, did you know that these fish can also benefit your brain? Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in a recent study from Harvard Medical School to stop memory loss.

Drink coffee

Most likely, you already practise this one. The Radiological Society of North America found that drinking just two cups of coffee a day can improve short-term memory. Therefore, if you aren’t drinking the recommended 16 ounces of coffee every day, you should start right now.

Consume A Lot Of Choline

Numerous studies have shown that the nutrient choline (note: not chlorine) will significantly improve short-term memory. In one study, college students who consumed choline fared better on a later memory test than those who didn’t. Consider eating some eggs to ensure that your diet has adequate choline. There is 115mg of it in each yolk. These are only a few pointers for developing a photographic memory. Our online course offers a lot of material on more. Start now to find out more about boosting your memory power.

Things That Will Weaken Your Memory Power

By Tonny Wandella

It turns out that there are several subtle ways in which your memory may be failing. Some are related to harmful behaviours like smoking or eating habits. Others rely on your mental well-being. The following are some of the more prevalent factors that might impair memory:

Medications.

Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs might affect memory function or even result in memory loss. Antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-anxiety drugs, muscle relaxants, tranquillizers, sleeping pills, and painkillers prescribed after surgery are a few potential contributors.

Smoking

Smoking reduces the quantity of oxygen that reaches the brain, which is detrimental to memory. According to studies, smokers have a harder time connecting names and faces than non-smokers do. Illegal drugs can also alter brain chemistry which might make it challenging to recall past events.

Lack of Sleep.

Memory is influenced by both sleep duration and quality. Fatigue can result from getting too little sleep or from having many nighttime awakenings, which affects one’s capacity to organise and retrieve knowledge.

Stress and Depression.

Depression can make it harder to concentrate and pay attention, which might impair memory. Concentration can also be hampered by stress and worry. Your memory may deteriorate if you are stressed out and your mind is overworked or preoccupied. Memory loss can also be brought on by the stress that an emotional event causes.

Nutritional Deficiency

 Proper brain function depends on a healthy diet, which includes high-quality proteins and lipids. Memory can be impacted by vitamin B1 and B12 deficiencies in particular.

Head Trauma.

A serious head injury, such as one sustained in a fall or car accident, can harm the brain and result in both short-term memory loss and long-term loss of memory. With time, memory could progressively get better.

Treatment for memory loss is based on the underlying reason. With therapy, it could be treatable in many instances. For example, a change in medication may help memory loss caused by pharmaceuticals. The memory loss brought on by a dietary shortage may be prevented with the use of nutritional supplements. And when depression is an issue, addressing depression may be beneficial for memory.  Our online course comprehensively covers all of these and other memory-boosting strategies. Start right away to find out more.

Is Your Memory Losing Its “Sharpness”?

By Tonny Wandella

Everyone might have experienced the “senior moment” now and again. Perhaps you walk into the kitchen for no apparent reason, or you forget your keys. While these mental mishaps might be annoying, they rarely cause us to contact the doctor. According to research, you may boost your brain’s reserves and lower your risk of dementia by following certain fundamental health behaviours. According to research, the brain continues to build brand new connections throughout your entire life.

And you can help it along by employing a few of these brain-boosting techniques, which have been covered well in our online course.

Take brain-boosting foods.

A diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as low in saturated fat and sugar, would help preserve brain networks. In reality, studies indicate that consuming a variety of nutritious foods—fruits, veggies, nuts, fatty fish, and even a regular glass of wine, will sharpen your intellect, develop new brain cells, and protect you against mental deterioration.

Keep track of your health problems.

Maintaining a healthy physique can protect your mind, just as it can protect your body. Your brain’s ability to operate can be affected by a variety of medical problems, including depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, and hypothyroidism.

Connect.        

A certain amount of mental capacity is needed to maintain intimate connections. Not only does communication need quick thinking, but settling disputes and discussing current events also exercises the mind. Therefore, it makes sense that socially engaged older people may have a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease versus their wallflower counterparts, according to research.

Schedule a consultation with your primary care physician or a specialist if you detect a change in your memory power or discover that you’re having trouble thinking coherently. To keep your mind and memory sharp and healthy, you may also take our online course.

What Makes Our Brain Sharp

By Domi Bosibori

Everyone might have experienced the “senior moment” now and again. Perhaps you walk into the kitchen for no apparent reason, or you forget your keys. While these mental mishaps might be annoying, they rarely cause us to contact the doctor. According to research, you may boost your brain’s reserves and lower your risk of dementia by following certain fundamental health behaviours. According to research, the brain continues to build brand new connections throughout your entire life.

And you can help it along by employing a few of these brain-boosting techniques, which have been covered well in our online course.

Take brain-boosting foods.

A diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as low in saturated fat and sugar, would help preserve brain networks. In reality, studies indicate that consuming a variety of nutritious foods—fruits, veggies, nuts, fatty fish, and even a regular glass of wine, will sharpen your intellect, develop new brain cells, and protect you against mental deterioration.

Keep track of your health problems.

Maintaining a healthy physique can protect your mind, just as it can protect your body. Your brain’s ability to operate can be affected by a variety of medical problems, including depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, and hypothyroidism.

Connect.        

A certain amount of mental capacity is needed to maintain intimate connections. Not only does communication need quick thinking, but settling disputes and discussing current events also exercises the mind. Therefore, it makes sense that socially engaged older people may have a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease versus their wallflower counterparts, according to research.

Schedule a consultation with your primary care physician or a specialist if you detect a change in your memory power or discover that you’re having trouble thinking coherently. To keep your mind and memory sharp and healthy, you may also take our online course.

Daily Techniques to Maintain Your Competitive Edge

By Tonny Wandella

The way we handle each day determines whether or not we have successful and fulfilling lives. You must maintain an advantage over the competition if you want to advance. Coming from behind and leading is impossible. Grit, a good start, remaining organised, and consistency are the keys to success. You need to strike a good balance across your personal and professional lives if you want to thrive.
Here are a few practical tips for staying on top and growing into a leader, controller, and decider of your success trajectory.


Nobody is Perfect.


Clarity, simplicity, and perfection are not intended for business. Whatever errors you make are essential and acceptable if you have been giving it your all. Every error you make while giving it your all becomes a priceless teaching moment intended for your own development. Making errors helps you learn from them and advance your knowledge and experience. Everyone makes errors. Take it in stride, consider what went wrong, come up with a plan to fix it, and then rectify yourself.


Start Right Now.


When defining goals or strategies at the beginning of a new quarter, do everything you can to gain a head start. If you put in an additional effort at the start, you may approach the quarter’s finish with confidence that your goals will be fulfilled or exceeded. As opposed to starting slowly and worrying about whether you will achieve your numbers or reach your goals, starting strong allows you to cruise to the finish line with less stress.


Schedule Relaxing Time.


Nothing brings greater delight than putting forth the effort to achieve your objectives. You won’t, however, have the necessary time away from your job to truly appreciate it if your life is all work and no leisure. You need free time to keep in touch with the motivations behind your goals and to get perspective on the advantages of the work you perform every day. Enjoy the journey. Love what you are doing, go on vacation, socialise, and spend time and energy on the people you care about. Enjoy what you’ve worked so hard for.


Be Realistic.


You don’t come into the world with a limitless supply of time, energy, self-assurance, or brilliance. Throughout life, and occasionally even within a single day, these things wax and wane. Unexpected events frequently occur in business. Know your limitations, and abide by them. If you always feel like you’re falling short because you lack the time or the abilities necessary to become the person you want to be, you will never be successful. Under this stress, you’ll exhaust yourself. Learn to take imperfect steps toward success. Success requires room to grow, just like any other virtue.

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How to Keep Your Goals on Track

By Tonny Wandella

You were ecstatic to keep track of your objectives. Of course, that feels like a long time ago, and let’s be honest, the zeal has faded a little. You’re frustrated because your goals were either difficult to remember, didn’t feel relevant to your task, or just skipped your mind when you were working hard. You could assume that making objectives isn’t for you, but that isn’t the case. Here’s how to get back on track with your goals right now.

Here Are some ways that can help you stay focused on your goals:

Listen To Your Self-Conversation.

Since you are the one who is listening, how you speak to yourself is crucial. Many of us make the mistake of focusing on what we don’t want, thus increasing our chances of derailment. When you’re driving a car, where does the automobile deviate if you’re concentrating on the tree you don’t want to strike instead of the centre of the road? “I’m glad to feel good each day,” rather than the “I’m wary of being unwell,” remark. Rather than focusing on your low pay, say something like, “I am open to new opportunities to earn money.”

Visualize Your Dreams.

Do you have a strong desire to travel to Italy? Do you want to get stronger by trying a new workout? By the end of the year, have you found love? You can construct a virtual vision board of images that motivate and inspire you (in minutes!) using Pinterest. Allow yourself to be moved by the photographs, and be willing to include ones that pique your interest in unexpected ways.

Gain Clarity

The term “clarity” refers to the goals that have been set, implying that you understand precisely what you want to accomplish. When a goal is defined, it is easier to determine when it has been met. Setting a broad objective, such as “exercise more,” on the other hand, is less inspiring and more difficult to determine when the goal has been met. Has the aim been met if you “exercise more” just one day a week? How frequently would you like to work out? How long will you be there? What does “more” mean to you?

Are You Ready to Stay Committed?

Setting goals is an excellent approach to motivating yourself to try new things and make positive changes in your life. The importance of goal setting cannot be overstated, yet creating goals is the easy part; sticking to them is the difficult part.

It might be difficult to devote the time and effort necessary to achieve our objectives, and it is sometimes simpler to give up than to persevere. Staying on track with your goals, on the other hand, provides numerous advantages, including a higher probability of achievement and enhanced mental health.

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5 Ways to Become Unstoppable In Life

By Tonny Wandella

Many people are excellent at what they do. Some are even considered exceptional. Only a few people though, are truly unstoppable.

Unstoppable people compete against no one but themselves. You rarely know what they’ll do; all you know is that you’ll have to react. They make you compete with them, even though they don’t compete with you.


Are you unstoppable? You will be on your way by the end of this post.

1. Be honest with yourself.
Even though 70% of employees despise their employment and only one in every three Americans claims to be happy. Relentless and determined people remove everything they despise from their lives. Have the self-esteem and self-assurance to live your life on your terms. Change anything that isn’t working in your life. Immediately.

2. Never let go of the reins.
In tiny doses, most people can tolerate pressure. When they’re left to their own devices, though, they let go of the tension and relax. You are not one of them. You never let yourself off the hook. Instead, you keep increasing the pressure. It’s what keeps you awake and engaged at all times.

3. Never stop learning new things.
Ordinary people want to be entertained. Extraordinary people aspire to learn and educate themselves. If you want a brighter future, you’ll have to fail a lot. If you fail frequently, your brain is learning, altering and reshaping.


You’ll be amazed at how much you’ve learned and done when you look back on your progress every 90 days and measure THE GAIN instead of The GAP. When you look back, you’ll be astounded at where you were and who you were. And what a long way you’ve come. This will give you more confidence to take bigger leaps in the future.

4. Success isn’t enough; it merely adds to the stress.
For the most part, getting “successful” is sufficient. They eventually cease concentrating on the future and become satisfied with a particular “status” they’ve achieved. It turned out that the status was what they wanted.


When you’re relentless, however, achievement just adds to the pressure to accomplish more. You’re immediately focused on your next task after accomplishing a goal. You’re more interested in ongoing growth than a status, which always necessitates a detachment from your previous status and identity.


5. Don’t get crushed by success
The majority of people are incapable of handling success, power, or status. It obliterates them. It makes them sluggish. They cease doing the things that got them there once they obtain what they desire. The outside noise gets unbearable.

No external noise, on the other hand, can drive you harder than your internal pressure. It’s not about this accomplishment, but about the ones that come after it. There is no end in sight. When you’re done, that is.

Conclusion
When you’re unstoppable, you’ll get anything you want. You already own all of the knowledge you require. All you have to do now is believe in yourself and take action.


Are you unstoppable?

Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude No Matter What

“I’ve come too far to let anybody stop me no matter the situation. I don’t care if they bring in more talent, or try to convince everyone that their way is right. I’m doing this because I want to do it my way. ” ~Kenneth “K-Dot” Womack

Even if you enjoy your career, there will be moments when things go wrong. An irate customer, a support issue, or a sense of productivity deficit may slow you down.

While it’s easy to go into a funk as a result of a single poor encounter, it’s just as easy to shift your emphasis to the — ideally many — positive ones. In this article, we’ll discuss what a positive attitude seems like, how to create and maintain one, and the finest quotes to help you maintain a happy view at work and in life. Here are a few pointers on how to keep a positive attitude in life:

1. Remember Why You Started

The road to success is not easy, and there will always be people who try to knock you down or make it seem like they are better than you. Don’t let their words get to you because the only thing that matters is why did you start?

2. Don’t Take Anything for Granted

Just because you are on top today doesn’t mean that tomorrow is any guarantee. Make sure to enjoy every little moment and never take what you have for granted.

3. Keep Your Head Up High

Although failure is an option, it’s not one you should welcome. You are your boss and the only person you need to please is yourself. If people don’t like what you create then they can always be deleted from your life.

4. Never Let the Haters Get You Down

As long as you are happy with who you are then it shouldn’t matter if there are ten million people who love you or ten billion who hate you. The ones who love you are the only ones that matter and do not ever forget it.

What are The Benefits of Having a Good Attitude?

You can deal with stress and unpleasant situations in a far healthier way if you have got a positive mental attitude. For example, you may view stress as a means to a better aim rather than something physically deplorable and harmful. Other advantages include setting concrete objectives based on dreams, forming and sustaining more good relationships, and providing a much-needed boost to your immune system.

Maintain a Positive Attitude at Work to Make Your Life Easier

You may set yourself on a route to a positive, refreshing outlook on life now that you have all the tools, techniques, and mantras you need. And maybe, just maybe, this may help you be happier at work, helping you to be more effective and confront failures head-on.

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Tonny Wandella

Again, this is that time of year. “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” your friends, family, and coworkers are asking now that the champagne bottles have been popped and the balls have dropped.

Some people enjoy the New Year’s resolution tradition of having  goals set. Others claim that it’s a waste of time because the majority of resolutions fail by the middle of March. Despite the bleak statistics, there is rationality in joining the New Year’s resolution bandwagon.

You’re more driven to tackle your goals on days like New Year’s, your birthday, and even Mondays because you feel like you can finally put your past mistakes behind you. Perhaps you intended to stop smoking, get in shape, or begin going to sleep at a respectable hour last year but failed to do so. A new year’s start allows you to put those mistakes behind you and convince yourself, “That was the past me, but the new me will be better.” Here are some of my favorite science-based resolution-keeping tips:

Make it Enjoyable

When it comes to reaching our objectives, most of us strive for efficiency. If you want to get in shape, you believe that a rigorous workout will be the best way to achieve speedy results. You assume that if you want to ace a class, you’ll need extensive, distraction-free study periods. However, research has shown that focusing on efficiency might leave you high and dry since you’ll overlook an even more significant factor: whether you like the process of achieving your goals.

If exercising or studying isn’t enjoyable, you’re unlikely to stick with it. However, research has shown that if you enjoy your exercises or study sessions, you will stick with them longer. And, in the end, that’s what matters the most when it comes to sticking to a New Year’s resolution.

Allow for Unforeseen Circumstances

Your instinct may be to proclaim yourself a failure and throw in the towel if you deviate even little from your New Year’s plan. This is known as the “what the heck effect” by researchers.

According to research, setting tough goals (such as a 10 p.m. bedtime every night) but allowing yourself one or two get-out-of-jail-free cards each week yields greater results than setting either harsh or easy goals with no wiggle room. Your stretch goal motivates you, and the option to declare a “emergency” (rather than “what the heck”) keeps you moving forward after a setback.

Make a Cue-based Strategy

Actively planning where and when you’ll carry out your New Year’s resolve helps to refresh your memory when the time comes and creates remorse if you don’t follow through. (It also doesn’t hurt to put your plans on the calendar and set a digital reminder.) Detailed planning also helps you foresee and avoid barriers, such as declining a lunch meeting if you want to meditate during lunch.

If you didn’t keep your New Year’s resolutions the year before, this could be a sore spot. According to some estimates, only about 8% of individuals keep their resolutions each year, yet millions around the world continue to make goals in the hopes of a better year ahead. It’s all about committing to your goals in 2022, whether you choose to lose weight, become organized, or do anything else.

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