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4 Different States of Mind

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 10, 2019 Mind

There are 4 different states of mind that can be divided as internal or external. They can also be divided as harmful or helpful. Today we are going to cover of these below. Keep in mind that you can be in one state of mind at a particular moment. In general, a person can focus internally or externally which are completely opposite states. Autopilot Autopilot is an external and harmful state of mind. Basically, our brain goes into this state when we are bored and doing something that is known to us. In order to be in autopilot state, your brain has to turn off thinking which isn’t always a wise idea. There are several reasons when a person will go into this state of mind. For instance, if you see something familiar (a person crying) you will go on autopilot and consider that he is sad. This prevents us...

How Can You Heal Yourself Through Guided Imagery?

Darryl Bachmeier May 28, 2019 Mind

Imagine yourself going through a stressful situation or feeling ill or uncomfortable at a certain place. In such a condition, all you wish for is to be at some calm place where you can feel relieved, comfortable, and relaxed. You can do this by guided imagery. What is Guided Imagery? Guided imagery is a therapeutic way to use words and images to divert your attention from stress, worry, and pain and focus on your inner strength and capabilities. It’s one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for building self-awareness and self-consciousness. Our mind is connected to our body in such a way that it reacts to what we experience or imagine in our mind. tremendous effect on the body, a mind can play a vital role in healing the body and enhancing well-being. The power of imagining and creating certain images in your minds can help you to reduce...

How to Promote Effective Learning by Optimizing Cognitive Load?

Darryl Bachmeier May 25, 2019 Mind

Besides short-term and long-term memory, scientists classify a third type of memory that helps in learning, memorizing, and understanding something. It’s known as working memory. It involves the part of the brain that holds on to the information for a few minutes or seconds. Our working memory plays a crucial role in enhancing cognitive abilities of the brain that are required in problem-solving, reasoning, developing concentration, and processing information to create long-term memories. For instance, when we need to understand a story, our working memory processes the events involved in it while we listen to it. Similarly, when we are solving mathematical problems, we are able to rehearse the sequences involved in it due to the working memory involved in it. Cognitive Load and Working Memory Though working memory is important to conduct various everyday tasks, it has a limited capacity to retain data or manipulate information at one time....

Fear of Missing Out - What is it And How To Overcome It?

Darryl Bachmeier May 20, 2019 Mind

Fear of mission out is a common issue these days that affects many people across the world. It can be a severe problem and it is something you need to work on to solve it and make sure it doesn’t affect your life. Luckily for you, we are going to help you with that and we are going to help you from the beginning. It is an appealing topic you definitely need to read. What is Fear of Missing Out? Fear of missing out is known as FOMO and it was studied since 1996. Dr. Dan Herman developed the term and started the research. In general, FOMO can be defined in two ways. The first one is that a person may believe that others have a much better life. Secondly, it means that a person is missing something in life that has huge importance while others are having it. This...

Dealing with Common Cognitive Biases

Darryl Bachmeier May 18, 2019 Mind

Do you often find yourself stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea when dealing with people around you? Do you stereotype people’s behavior based on just one characteristic they possess? If the answer to the above questions is true, then you have reached the right place to read. Defining Cognitive Biases Cognitive biases are all about perception or thinking pattern which make one see the world in a manner which is not true. We all see things differently and are determined by our perception, past experiences, social factors, or other circumstances that impact our decision making capability and allow us to see things in a manner not necessarily real or true. Every individual is indeed irrational, which makes him/her uniquely interpret things. In literature, the list of cognitive biases is pretty long, however, there are some of the most common biases which one needs to address and work...

Learning Styles to Maximize your Students’ Learning

Darryl Bachmeier May 8, 2019 Mind

Teaching is one of the most rewarding yet challenging jobs in the world. Accommodating students of a diverse skill set and learning capability is not an easy task, and this is where the competence of a teacher is really put to the test. As a teacher, it’s difficult to ensure that each student is able to follow the pace of the class. While some students may be exceptionally quick, others may daydream or find it difficult to comprehend. So what should teachers do in such a scenario? In this article, we’ll be discussing four learning styles that will help you maximize your student’s learning potential. Visual learning As the name suggestions, this learning style caters to everything that’s visual. Students who prefer this style will enjoy learning techniques such using boards, diagrams, pictures, or more. By focusing on learning through their sight, they focus their occipital and parietal lobes in...

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