“It’s morning and the possibilities of the day stretch before you. What do you want to get done today? Or at the very least, what do you want to work toward? Is it things like losing weight, getting a job, recovering from injury, or getting a date? In each case, studies show that the more you imagine positive outcomes, the less likely you are to achieve them.
‘Positive thinking fools our minds into perceiving that we’ve already attained our goal, slackening our readiness to pursue it,’ writes NYU psychology professor Gabriele Oettingen in an article for the New York Times. For example, when she asked students to write about what a happy week would look like, and then tested them at the end of the week, it turns out they ended up feeling less energized and got less done than students who had written about a realistic week.” -Garth Sundem
Marbles: The Brain Store is known for games, puzzles and all sorts of way to increase your memory, boost recall, and improve cognition, yet with Your Daily Brain: 24 Hours in the Life of Your Brain, they let you in on all the secrets. Walking you through a typical day from the early morning to the hours when you wind down for bed, this book tells you exactly what your brain is (or is not) doing and how to boost its potential.
With sections on boosting your subconscious, the power of scent, reading your significant other’s mind, and dealing with coworkers, among others, this book gives you the inside scoop on what makes your mind tick, boosts creativity and happiness, and what will result in an under-performing cranium. There are a few puzzles (fitting with Marbles’ style), but overall, this is a book that you can jump into to get a few suggestions that will allow you to boost your brain’s potential while simultaneously fascinating you. For example, did you know that if you are in need of a little creativity, stand next to a cardboard box which can encourage your subconscious to think outside the box. Or that setting realistic goals will make you happier when you surpass them rather than feeling dissatisfied when you barely miss the mark on slightly loftier goals? These and other fascinating facts await in Your Daily Brain. This fun and easy-to-read book is an eye-opening look at the inner workings of your brain and is a great read for anyone interested in random trivia or boosting their brain’s potential.