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How to Change Attitudes and Habits by Changing Your Neural Networks

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So how are attitudes changed? The first thing to realise is that habits can be changed. That this should be patently obvious is confirmed by the transition that most children make to adulthood. Most infants scream and cry when they are hurt or can’t get their own way. In adulthood this behaviour is unacceptable. This is not to say that Managers don’t often feel like crying and screaming when...

Reduce Your Stress by Managing Your Brain’s Neural Networks

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Professor John Young, a distinguished scholar who has been described by The New York Times as one of the world’s greatest living biologists has written an excellent book titled Programs of the Brain. Professor Young believes that much of our everyday behavior is stored in the brain in modules or, as he refers to them, programs. “The brain operates in certain organised ways that may be...

Brain Programs That Help or Hinder Stress Management

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Because attitudes can play such an important role in the direction of our lives, and also our personal stress management, it is important to understand how they influence our everyday behaviour. Professor John Young, a distinguished scholar who was described by The New York Times as one of the “world’s greatest living biologists”, wrote an excellent book titled Programs of the...

Dealing With the Boss From Hell

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Is your workplace stressful? Perhaps you have the boss from hell. There are several variations. Possibly the worst type is the boss that belittles and blames their employees at every opportunity. Some do it loudly, shouting and rampaging around the workplace, while others do it with subtle put-downs and innuendos. Either way, the result for the workplace is that employees are placed under a great...

Dealing With Stress in College

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College is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. However, it can be extremely stressful as well. There are papers, exams and odd living arrangements. For many people it is their first time out on their own, so they feel like they don’t have the safety net that they did at home. I remember thinking that I wouldn’t survive college. I imagined myself calling my parents to come bring me...

De-Stress With Positive Association

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Whether you’re working on losing weight, becoming healthier, making more money, finding the right partner or anything that requires persistence. There is one thing that you can do to make reaching your goals so much faster! It’s called positive association. Positive association is where you ‘hang out’ with people that are positive and encouraging. These types of people make your life fun, happy...

Stress Management Insights: The Psychology of Sleep

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Millions of words have been written about the topic of sleep. Understanding sleep is very important because we spend at least a quarter of our life asleep. Sleeping well is essential for health, wellness and personal stress management. Managing the stresses of daily life becomes a lot easier when you get a good sleep. A good pillow, quiet environment and comfortable bed can assist greatly. But...

Control Your Attitude to Control Your Stress

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Our response to stressors is essentially individualistic. However society does tend to influence and condition our responses. For example, if someone speaks to you aggressively then the common response is to return aggression with aggression. If a motorist cuts you off the common response is to yell abuse accompanied by rude finger signs. These are common responses but not the only ones available...

Change Your Priorities If You Want to Really Be Successful

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When you speak to people who want to get into shape, it’s often clear to see that their plans are doomed right from the off-set. How many times has someone told you that they’re going to start working on getting a six pack or building their guns and then reeled off a huge training program to you? Normally it involves working out five days a week for an hour or more at a time after...

Can a Health Tracker Really Help Your Sleep?

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I’ve been using the Jawbone UP now for a few days and have been gradually monitoring my sleep patterns with it. The device has been telling me precisely how long I’ve been spending sleeping, as well as how long I’ve spent in deep sleep or light sleep. It has also shown me how many times I’ve woken up and has been keeping track of all this information so I can see patterns...

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