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Sort Your Brain Out: Boost Your Performance, Manage Stress and Achieve More



Sort Your Brain Out: Boost Your Performance, Manage Stress and Achieve More

Jack Lewis, Adrian Webster

ISBN: 978-0-857-08537-5 May 2014 Capstone 216 Pages


Optimize your brainpower and performance with practical tools and skills

The human brain is constantly rewiring its 160 billion cells, continually and imperceptibly changing the way we think. Because of that, we can fundamentally change the way our brains work—for the better. Sort Your Brain Out shows you how to re-wire your brain to be more creative, make better decisions, improve your mood and memory, manage stress, and stave off senility. The book explains how the brain works and what you can do every day to subtly alter your behaviours, beliefs, and motivations to create positive change in your life and health.

  • Presents tools and exercises for maximizing your brain power
  • Written by brain scientist and television personality Dr. Jack Lewis and motivational speaker Adrian Webster
  • Includes brain-powered self-help advice that will improve your mood, help you deal with stress, and be better and smarter at work or in your everyday life

In Sort Your Brain Out, you'll discover how to shape and control the most adaptable organ in your body to think more creatively, keep your memory sharp, and live a better life on a daily basis.

What this book is all about ix

Introduction 1

Your Amazing Brain – The wonder between your ears 7

Flying Start – Five quick tips to get more out of your brain 15

Old Dogs, New Tricks – It’s never too late to change 21

Cyber Heads – Who’s the boss, you or technology? 35

Gone Fishing (for Great Ideas) – Are you receiving, over? 55

Perception Is Everything – Mind the gap 73

To Do or Not To Do – Making better decisions 91

Food for Thought – Gastronomic impact for better or for worse 111

All Aboard the Stress Express! – Making sure you’re in the driving seat 129

“Smart” Drugs – Understanding your chemical assistants 145

Hold On To Your Marbles – Keeping senility at bay 165

What Next? – Your brain, your call 185

Acknowledgements 195

About the Authors 199

Index 201