When your creative, higher-order thinking fades due to stress, all you are left with is binary thinking; Yes-no, now-or-never thinking. This makes it impossible to be innovative or to engage in any form of value creation.
You can get back to the 720 possibilities by restoring your higher-order thinking.
Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. *** You want to be happy. Unfortunately, your brain is not always in a cooperating kind of mood. What gives?
Santiago Ramón y Cajal: A founding father of neuroscience, he drew attention to the sense of smell as an exemplary model to learn how the brain makes sense of the world. He also believed that understanding smell would grant us better insight into other sensory systems
Linda Buck & Richard Axel: They discovered the olfactory receptors which happened to be the most structurally diverse and sizable member of the largest multi-gene family of protein receptors. They received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
This story originally appeared on Thrive Global Who hasn't had the experience of lying awake while an endless series of thoughts -- regrets, unfinished tasks, goals -- churn in your brain? It's the worst feeling because sleep isn't something we can actively do; it's something we must surrender to and that requires calm.
Clock a time out (20 to 30 minutes) during the day to jot down what’s causing you anxiety.
Allow yourself to feel your emotions without trying to change them in any way. Then toss the document into the dustbin -- that’ll reinforce the feeling that you’ve flushed those thoughts out of your system.