Jun 12, 2020 in Life Coaching
Not a cell phone charger, but Brain charger?
This article focuses on a comparison of human behavior and characteristics to charge cell phones versus charging the brain.
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Not a Cell Phone Charger, but Brain Charger?
We live in a technological dominated world in which our cell phones are heavily used throughout the day and we charge them in various ways. Some people charge their phones by connecting to ports in the car, while others use wireless chargers. However, we make relentless efforts to keep our phones charged throughout the day. This involves maximum effort especially when we are multi-tasking, ie. posting on social media during a boring staff meeting only to return to our desk with 1% battery life. We then fly around the building like superheroes looking for the nearest charger.
Our brain probably envies the cell phone at times. We also live in a fast-paced world in which our brains are often used throughout the day, but we rarely make relentless efforts to charge it. Think to yourself for a moment,” when was the last time I ate beets or seaweed throughout the day to support my brain?” Many of you are thinking, “yuck” right now, but there are many other tasty brain foods such as frozen blue berries, bananas, trail mix, Matcha, and IQ bars.
We should also consider the old fashion way of brain charging, which is learning new skills. This could be done by completing puzzles, building vocabulary, or reading. Activities to learn new skills help to ensure that we are mentally sharp. The expression “keep that same energy” would be appropriate when we are considering ways to match our maximum efforts of cell phone charging to brain charging.
Let’s focus on the best way to maximize charging by considering the quickest and most effective way to charge your phone. Let’s agree that your phone will charge faster once you completely shut it off and connect it to a wall outlet. As a comparable, it is a good practice to completely shut your body off and connect it to a bed when it’s time to charge your brain. Shutting your body off includes turning off the television and other electronics that delay your body’s internal clock rhythm. It is important to understand that electronics stimulate the brain, which suppresses the release of your sleep-inducing hormone. Hence, you will have a more difficult time falling asleep. The next time you think about using your cell phone before bed, remember that it can disrupt your sleep pattern and create a habit of staying awake even when you are not using your phone. I suggest using a blue light filter or protective eye wear while viewing screens as night.
Once you finally fall asleep, it is important to achieve Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep which is one of the 5 stages of sleep. REM sleep functions as a mental recharge or refresh to the brain. Think about when your phone is turned off and charges back to 100% once it’s turned back on. The cell phone is fully charged and ready to function. Your brain needs REM to restore itself in a similar way.
There are ways to improve REM sleep which includes but not limited to establishing a bedtime routine (which includes refraining from use of electronics), reducing sleep interrupting agents (bright lights, warm temperatures, and loud sounds) and sleeping for 7-9 hours each night.
It’s now time to take brain charging serious and focus on ways to improve brain function. We can become irritable due to sleep deprivation and our brain is affected. We may also need a support system to serve as reminders to charge our brain. Let’s all work together and if you need professional help, let us be your guide at A Path to Greatness.
Ricky Hogens MHS, CAMS II, CNS