Brain Post: Why The First 20-Minutes Of The Day Could Determine Your Success

Sebastian Opazo | | BrainsBrains
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Our brain’s ability to become flexible and/or transition through various brain wave frequencies plays a large role in how successful we are, photo by Kalegin Michail. Credit: Unsplash

A correlation between the frequencies of brain waves and the state of the body shows that the first 20 minutes of your awakening can determine the success of your day. 

This frequency range bridges the gap between our conscious thinking and subconscious mind. That time gap is when your subconscious mind soaks up information like a sponge. Whatever you feel, hear, see, or are exposed to in that first minutes could affect the mood of your day.

You can train your brain to use this subconscious activity to think positively and achieve more throughout the day. The start of your day is a powerful time to immerse your mind in the thing that helps you become a better version of yourself. You can use that time to fill your unconscious mind with all kinds of good stuff that helps you win your day and get more done.

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Yoga is known to improve flexibility, balance, endurance, and physical strength. While meditation helps to keep the mind sharp and clear, relieves stress and improves overall well-being, photo by Polina Tankilevitch. Credit: Pexels

Seek to contribute to the activation of your body and mind. Activities like stretching and yoga are activation tools to increase blood flow and serotonin in the body. Combining it with meditation and chill music helps the body and mind find balance and calmness.

Get your mind right and get excited about the opportunity to live your day. Motivation is our engine of energy and we can direct it in our favor. You can start your day watching motivational videos reading some inspirational books or even writing can help spread positive thinking.

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Stress can be defined as the degree to which you feel overwhelmed or unable to cope as a result of pressures that are unmanageable. Credit: Redbooth

Don’t get sidetracked by all the things you “have” to do. Give your mind space, so you can focus on visualizing the positive aspects of the day. That way your brain will drives actions according to your expectations. Simple statements like “I’m going to make the most of this day” can have a huge impact on your life day.

Avoid the things that can wait until later and that will set the wrong tone for your day. Only you know what those things are, try to make the best choices for yourself. Some conventional advice could be like “don’t check your social media or email when you wake up”. 

Use this powerful time to fill it with any of these tools. Take advantage of the morning energy to direct your day towards a route that makes sense, produces tranquility, and generates motivation.

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