All smart people know that the key to mental health and intelligence is diligence. If you want a healthy brain you have to work at it. Here’s how.

Want A Big, Healthy Brain? Train For It. Here’s How

 

How I Use Meditation For Productivity Every Day

Whether you’re trying to improve your career, get coursework done, or be more productive in general, you should probably start using meditation for productivity. Scientific research has proven that meditation improves productivity. This is one reason why major companies and now using meditation in the workplace, to help employees be more productive. But let’s forget about the big businesses for one moment. Because what really matters is our personal happiness, for which productivity is essential. As someone who has ADHD, I used to find it completely impossible to be productive, either at work or at home. I would get distracted…

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10 Mind Training Techniques To Achieve Your Full Potential

Want to train your mind to achieve your highest potential? Want to know the real mind training techniques, the stuff that actually works? You’re in for a treat. In this top 10 I’m about to reveal the most powerful mind training techniques of all time. Thousands of THE DAILY MEDITATION's readers have used my guide to subconscious mind power techniques. Time to take things up a notch. And I’m not talking about the basics. You already know that you can train your mind by exercising, eating healthy, and yada yada, right? That’s why I’m not about to tell you to…

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40 Daily Brain Training Exercises, Activities For Intelligene

There are 40 daily brain training activities that have been scientifically proven to strengthen the brain in various ways. These daily brain training exercises make you smarter, happier, and more likely to succeed. Exercising your brain on a daily basis will help to improve your memory, to balance your moods and emotions, to delay aging, and to make you a complete flipping genius... or at least a pretty smart person. In this list of daily brain training activities, we've included exercises in many different areas, including: physical exercise socialising lifestyle diet spiritual techniques. You do not have to use all…

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9 Magic Mantras Monks Use To Make Their Minds Masterful

There are 9 magic mantras for the mind that monks use for powerful transformation.   When I wrote the internet's best guide to mantras, I covered for all different areas of life and from Hinduism, Buddhism, yoga and more. As you know, mantras are sounds or words that are repeated during meditation. And they create many profound benefits for your health, body, mind, and for your life overall. Just by reciting one you can bring about real world changes in your life, and quite quickly. One of the best things about them is that they can help us to maintain good…

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6 Scientifically Proven Ways Meditation Makes You Smarter

 As a meditation teacher I’m often asked “Does meditation make you smarter?” And the answer is a definitive yes. It's proven that there are many cognitive benefits of meditation. On of the best benefits is that meditation makes you more intelligent. In fact not only does meditation make you smarter, it literally increases the size of your brain by increasing grey matter and increasing the thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex. There are six important ways in which meditation makes you more intelligent. Let’s take a look at each of them. Yes, Meditation Does Make You Smarter, In These 6…

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Yoga For Writers: How Famous Authors Improve Their Writing With Asanas

There are so many benefits of yoga for writers. Did you know that yoga can inspire you, train your creative mind, make you more productive, boost your writing abilities, and stop writer's block? It is in the news today that famous authors are using yoga as a way to improve their writing (see below). And science proves that it works. This flies against convention. Convention tries to tell us that only talented people are creative. Rubbish. Creativity is a state of mind that we can train and develop, just like all other states of mind. With the right exercises, we…

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10 Mind-Foods For Focus. Read This Over A Coffee 
By getting the right nutrition you can boost your brain quickly. Below you can read our guide to the best foods for focus

10 Mind-Foods For Focus. Read This Over A Coffee 

If you suffer from a low attention span, why not try using some specific foods for focus. There are specific what I call "mind-foods" that can have a huge affect on attention span and concentration. Whether you cook for yourself or eat out every night, you can improve your concentration just by getting the right nutrition. While certain foods (mostly sugary snacks) can affect dopamine levels and destroy concentration, healthy foods can do the opposite. Start by cutting out junk food. And the next time you write your grocery list, why not add some of the follow foods to help you focus…

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Open Monitoring VS Focused Attention VS Effortless Presence—Explained

When it's all said and done there are only three mind-states used when focusing in meditation. They are: Focused attention meditation Open monitoring meditation Effortless presence meditation THE DAILY MEDITATION's readers are still digging my guide to 31 ways to meditate. And you probably want to know more regarding focused attention VS effortless presence VS open monitoring. For starters though, there is a fourth type of focus. It's called multi-tasking. I personally used to multitask all the time. I would be at work and while I was on the phone I would be reading a book and eating at the same time.…

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How To Increase Dopamine Naturally

If you want to take control of your brain, you have to know how to get dopamine naturally from sources that are natural and healthy.  Supplements are one option (I've shared the best dopamine supplement below). But there are also ways to boost dopamine without supplements. The key is knowing the best natural sources of dopamine (here's a list). Once you know how to boost dopamine levels naturally you can take control of your energy levels and your motivation levels, and you can stop addictions and beat cravings. It all comes down to your ability to control dopamine levels. Why You Need…

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How To Do Meditation While Running [TUTORIAL]

By the end of this article you are going to be doing meditation while running every single day.  Why?  Because science just proved that when you run and meditate at the same time, some seriously amazing things happen.  We already know from sports psychology that there are amazing benefits of meditation for athletes.  But absolutely everyone can benefits from running and meditating at the same time.  Breaking scientific research shows that doing meditation while running could be the number one best thing for your mind and body.   I've previously written about how important it is to do movement meditations [read my…

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How To Do Alpha Meditation For Alpha Mind Power

Alpha meditation techniques are meditations that specifically let you access your alpha mind power. Science shows that meditative practices do increase alpha brainwaves—my personal favorite is the technique that I've shared below. As a mind-athlete I train my mind every day. From personal experience, I've found that understanding and using the different brain states can make a huge difference in our lives. So let's investigate alpha meditation technique so you too can access your alpha mind power.  What is alpha mind power state? The human mind is one of the most amazing and complex machines in the universe. Especially once you learn to…

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