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Improve your cognitive flexibility

Cognitive flexibility refers to your mental ability to shift from thinking about one idea to another, as well as being able to think about several ideas all at the same time. Cognitive flexibility has two main subcategories (cognitive shifting and task switching), which depend on whether the change occurs consciously or unconsciously.

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Talk to strangers.

Read out loud with your partner.

Take a hitchhiker for a ride with you.

Volunteer.

Write letters to others.

Play with children.

Join networking events and meet at least 10 people.

Join an acting class.

Do some acts of random kindness.

Hug people for no reason.

Talk to people who are older than you.

Interact with your pets.

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Close your eyes.

Use both hands.

Change your routines.

Take new paths.

Try new dishes .

Learn how to play an instrument.

Learn how to type using all of your fingers.

Start growing a garden.

Move your furniture around.

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Go back to school.

Learn a new language.

Talk to others about their hobbies.

Read a non- fiction book.

Keep a journal or diary.

Switch up your audiovisual habits.

Sign up for an online course.

Ask lots of questions.

Challenge yourself when you're faced with simple decisions.

Create extreme associations when you're trying to remember things.

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Sabotaging yourself

Sabotaging yourself and your relationships create unnecessary pain and self-generated stress.

To stop sabotaging yourself, you must first recognize when you’re getting in your own way. You need to figure out your patterns of behavior and then find creative ways to counteract them and form new habits.

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When music helps productivity
  • A noisy workplace makes your brain consume extra energy to process the noise. This reduces productivity for tasks in general. Thus listening to music can help, as it blocks out other inputs.
  • Listening to music you like while doing repetitive, and even complex, tasks may increase performance and accuracy. The music you enjoy makes your brain release neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, which help you feel relaxed and happy and, therefore, focus and cooperate better.

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