Brain Organizing Tips


Brain Organizing is much more challenging than simply organizing a desk. It takes courage and stamina and it also takes daily practice.  “Organize Your Mind Organize Your Life – TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME” by Paul Hammerness, MD & Margaret Moore with John Hanc. Here’s an excerpt from it: “Through the use of imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado were able to observe the “thinking”-brain regions of these subjects (including areas called the prefrontal cortex and the anterior cingulate cortex) actually regulating the emotion-generating regions. If you can manage your emotions, harmonize and focus the various “thinking” parts of your brain, then a whole new world opens up before you. You’ve got a more organized, less stressful, more productive and, in many ways, more rewarding life— not to mention one where you can always find your car keys.”

In other words, if we can get a better grip on our secondary emotions (the feelings you have about your primary emotions like anger, fear, etc) we can act on our “organized brain”. Inherently, the brain is a web of organized mechanisms. It is our emotions that throw it off. So what does this have to do with transitioning into fall/autumn? Instead of falling (no pun intended) into the same old habits of thinking that you can’t change behaviors and habits – think again. It takes 60 days to form a habit that isn’t drug related.

Rather than fearing what might happen when the rains start or it gets cold or fearing that you may not be able to catch up try these…

Brain Organizing Tips —

  • Set an alarm for a priority task that you have been procrastinating on – set it for 20 minutes of the most open part of your day, as if its a short Doctor’s appointment, and DO IT. Many people will go longer than the timed 20 minutes
  • Plan on making the time to do it – make a short plan – a bullet list, digital or hand-written on a personal notebook
  • Set 2 basic tasks to start off the day – then make 1 priority task that you can start or complete that day
  • Start with what bothers you the most and also in the areas where you spend the most time.

A change of season can bring a transition into a New Habit. Prepare for change and take it slow. Yet, most importantly, don’t fall into old patterns of thinking that will stunt you or overwhelm you.

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