I am sure that you have heard of the “Law of Attraction”? It suggests that by focusing on positive or negative things you can bring those things into your life. Simply put, it says like attracts like in life. It is also based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from “pure energy”, and the belief that like energy attracts like energy. Research with brain imaging done by Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Srini Pillay has found that this is a real phenomenon.
When you begin to focus on what you want and desire you will see the Law of Attraction is working by recognizing these 8 signs. These signs may start subtly. In fact many people miss them or mistake them as just a coincidence. Below are the 8 signs that the Law of Attraction is working for you so that you can start watching out for them.
Sign 1: Visual Prevalence
The first sign is that you will start seeing what you desire everywhere. For example, if you are focusing on getting a new car, then you will begin to see it everywhere. You will see more people driving the car that you desire on the highway. When you watch television you will start seeing ads for cars repeatedly.
You will see images of what you desire in magazines and on the internet. This is a sign that your desire is beginning to manifest itself. It also gives you the opportunity to see different options, color choices, sizes, so that you can refine your focus to be more precise about what you desire.
Sign 2: Audio Prevalence
Next you will start hearing about your desire everywhere. In the coffee shop you will hear people talking about what you desire. On the radio, advertisements related to your desire will play. It will seem like you cannot escape from what you really desire. The manifestation of your desire is getting stronger.
You are beginning to hear others opinions to help you focus on how you will feel when you have manifested your desire. The “Law of Attraction” is attracting people who had similar desires or already own what you desire.
Sign 3: Touching the Desire
Now you will find yourself in situations where you can touch the object of your desire. For example, if your desire is a computer you may have a vendor come by your work offering free demonstrations of computers. It is in this stage that the Universe is giving you a chance to touch and test the object of your desire.
It is asking you if you are certain of exactly what you want. At this point you can continue to reaffirm your positive thoughts or change them to a different option. “The Law of Attraction” is bringing all of the options to you to touch and test out. You can use this to focus your mental picture to help the “Law of Attraction” work for you quicker.
Sign 4: Happiness
Suddenly you will start to feel happier than normal and feel more contented. You will not be able to pinpoint the cause, but the feeling is undeniable. This is the universe comforting you and letting you know that what you desire is being manifested. At this stage many consider doing something unrelated to their design since they are confident that the universe is manifesting the object of their desire. However, I would encourage you to stay on course. Remember, “like attracts like”.
If you change your focus, then the object that you seek may drift away because you no longer want it as much. Watching for signs of the “Laws of Attraction” working for you can provide valuable warnings to you of when you need to refocus your attention. If the signs begin to disappear then consider taking time to refocus on what you seek to attract.
To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but believe. – Anatole France
Sign 5: Excitement
As noted by Dr. Pillay, our brain function follows the “Law of Attraction”. As the “Law of Attraction” is working for you, your brain’s neurons react. They will fire in a way to cause excitement and anticipation similar to what you feel when you watch a high-speed car chase. Your amygdala in the brain, as shown in research, will literally light up under brain scans as the “Law of Attraction” does its work.
Sign 6: You See the Sequence “111” everywhere
This is one of the less subtle signs that the “Law of Attraction” is working for you. There are many theories for why this happens. Some suggest that this is the “Angel” number. In any case you will start seeing watches and clocks showing 11:11, you will see addresses with 111, license plates around you will have 111 in their sequence, your number on a wait list will have 111 in it, and you even may find your change at stores starts commonly being $11.10 or a similar amount with a 111 series in this. What do you do when you see this sign? All you need to do is smile and know that you are creating your own reality through the “Law of Attraction”.
Sign 7: Deeper Sleep
Soon you will find yourself more relaxed when you go to bed. You will fall asleep easier and have a deeper more dream-filled sleep. The Universe is reassuring you that the “Law of Attraction” is working and is clearing your mind of stresses so that you will be ready to receive what you desire.
Sign 8: Synchronicity Becomes Prevalent
The final sign is that you will start to find people and things that can provide the resources for what your desire to happen. The “Law of Attraction” is attracting all the resources, contacts, and events needed to make your dream a reality.
Congratulations, you are now ready to not only use the “Law of Attraction” but also to recognize the signs around you that it is indeed working for you. Let’s begin to look, listen, and reach out and touch the objects of our design as we enjoy happiness, excitement and rest, happy in the knowledge that every time we see “111” the law is working for us.
Every single second is an opportunity to change your life, because in any moment you can change the way you feel. – Rhonda Byrne
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 Pillay, Srinivasan. The Science Behind the Law of Attraction. Cambridge, MA: NeuroBusiness Group, 2010. Print.
How Neurobics Can improve Your Memory
When you are trying to improve your overall well-being, it is just as important to focus on your mental fitness as well as your physical fitness. Most people have heard of aerobics. Aerobic exercise is a great way to boost your heart rate and burn a few extra calories while improving your heart health. But, have you ever heard of Neurobics? Neurobics is the science behind brain exercise.
Yes, you can exercise your mind and keep it just as fit as your body. But, it is not like your brain is going to do any jumping jacks or jogging any time soon, right? So, what can you do to keep it fit, and how does exercising your brain actually improve your memory?
Let’s dive a little deeper into how Neurobics actually works, and a few exercises you can try to boost your memory and overall brain health.
What Is Neurobics?
When you break Neurobics down, it stands for neurons + aerobics. Neurobic exercises increase the level of oxygen in your brain and “breathe life” into the neurons.
When those neurons are stronger and more stimulated, it improves your brain health – especially your memory. A good way to visualize how Neurobics actually helps is by picturing a piece of glass being blown into a decorative item. The glass maker has to stretch the piece when it is warm and malleable. But, once it is stretched out, it doesn’t spring back to where was before. It stays permanently in place.
Neurobics work the same way. By taking part in an activity or experience that taxes your brain, you are “stretching” the neurons. Once they are stretched, they don’t return to the shape that they were in before.
That is the point of Neurobics – to challenge your mind in different ways so that it gets stronger. If you are working out your body, doing the exact same exercise the same way each day, it would eventually cause your results to plateau. You have to switch things up to “confuse” your muscles and get them stronger. Working out your brain is just the same. With that in mind, let’s cover a few easy Neurobics exercises that you can start doing right away.
Change Your Habits
One of the easiest (and yet, most challenging) ways to get started with Neurobics is to step out of your daily comfort zone. Some habits can already be detrimental to your memory, and cutting them out of your life will make a difference.
When you stop old habits, you are actually using Neurobics to challenge your brain into different thinking patterns. Some ideas to consider include:
- Giving up (or at least cutting down) on television
- Quitting smoking/drinking alcohol
- Changing your eating habits
- Exercising more
When you stop doing some of the things that you have grown comfortable with, you require your brain to stretch, adapt and change. As a result, you will start thinking clearer, become more focused, and remember more things.
Do Something Different
Some Neurobic exercises are things that you can do in just a few minutes each day – the equivalent of doing 50 jumping jacks in a five-minute work break. Things like solving a crossword puzzle, writing in a journal or giving yourself a High Five in a mirror can all fire up the neurons in your brain. Even yoga and/or meditation can force you to push away the “cluttered” thoughts that are in your head and require you to focus on one particular thing.
The places you go and the experiences that you jump into can be considered as Neurobic activities. Anything that challenges your mind and causes you to think differently about something is a great way to stretch your brain.
These could include going to a museum, a zoo, a musical performance, or even different cultural festivals. Allowing yourself to be open to new ideas and experiences is one of the best ways to exercise your brain and improve your memory.
Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do.”
While one of the biggest benefits of Neurobics is improved memory, it is certainly not the only “perk” to this type of mental exercising. Neurobics can also help you to face your fears, live without regrets, and experience a fuller, more meaningful life.
They can give you the courage to take more chances and experience the rewards. They can turn you into a better leader. Most importantly, Neurobics can inspire you by changing the way you see the world around you.
If you are already passionate about your physical health, it could be time to start thinking about your mental fitness, too! Whether you want to improve your memory as you get older or just want to keep your mind as sharp as possible now, trying Neurobics is a great way to “stay in great mental shape”.
Use some of the exercises listed here to get started. You might be surprised by just how quickly your focus and memory will start to improve.
8 Great Ways To Reward Your Employees
Employee engagement is more than a current trend – it is something that more businesses across the globe are starting to value for plenty of good reasons. When employees feel happy and appreciated, they are more likely to be productive and loyal to your company.
While basic benefits packages are still important, it is now more important than ever to go above and beyond for the people working for you. Not only can great rewards help you to hire the best talent, but they will also make your business environment a positive one where people will actually enjoy coming to work and do their best.
The great part about rewarding your employees is that you can let your creativity shine. Think about practical, functional rewards that your employees will actually use and appreciate. Then, don’t be afraid to have some fun with your ideas.
Feeling stuck? Not sure where to get started? Let’s cover some great ways to reward your employees.
1. Make Your Gratitude Public
Sometimes, the simplest gestures can make the biggest difference. If you really want your employees to feel good, make sure everyone knows how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication.
So, thank them publicly. The next time you have a company meeting or public event, carve out some time to thank people individually. Giving them a few moments of attention in a public setting is a great way to show them how much that you appreciate them. After all, who doesn’t like to be complimented?
2. Give Time Off
A reward doesn’t have to be something tangible to be valuable. If your employees have been working hard, reward them with some extra time off. It could be a long weekend, a surprise vacation, or even just an afternoon off on a random Tuesday.
If you do decide to reward them with some free time, make sure you let them know how much you appreciate the work that they have been doing. That appreciation, along with getting a break from work, can help them to feel more motivated and productive when they return.
3. The Little Things Count
You don’t need to go overboard with flashy, expensive rewards. Sometimes, it’s the little things that mean the most. Plus, you will be able to give them more frequently.
Hand out things like gift cards to local coffee shops or movie theaters, or give them something practical like a travel mug or ergonomic desk chair. Small gestures can really mean a lot and your employees will remember and appreciate the gesture.
4. Build Community Through Food
Everyone has to eat, but not everyone likes spending money on their lunch or bringing a regular sandwich from home.
One of the easiest ways to reward your employees is to have lunch catered in as often as possible. Not only does it show them how much you appreciate their work, but when everyone eats lunch together, it will build a more positive work environment. Your business benefits all around.
You can take things one step further by making your catered lunches a scheduled event, whether you do it once a week, once a month, etc. It gives people something to look forward to and serves as a constant reminder of your appreciation.
5. Subscription Services
Subscription services have become more popular than ever in recent years. They really grew during the pandemic, when most people started spending more time at home.
Consider signing your employees up for a subscription service you think they would enjoy. Perhaps give them a list of magazines that they can choose from and give them a years subscription for a job well done.
6. Schedule Company-wide Activities
Host company parties, picnics, and other fun events as often as possible. Everyone deserves to have fun after working hard, and it is another great opportunity for your employees to get closer, a build a better bond. Company activities can also help to prevent burnout in the workplace.
Make sure to include certain events that can include employees’ family members so everyone can join in the fun and your workers don’t have to be away from their loved ones. Family picnics, movie nights, bowling tournaments, or even a catered dinner are all great ways to make sure everyone is involved.
7. Extra Responsibility
While more responsibilities might not seem like a “reward” at first, it is how you present it to an employee that makes a difference.
When you sit down to talk to an employee about increasing their responsibilities, make sure they know why. Talk about how much you trust them and their ability to make decisions on their own. Let them know their value as a part of the company, and you take their career goals as seriously as they do.
8. Give Them A High Five
Giving someone a high five should not be confined just to sports. You have probably seen the viral videos of a teacher giving their students a high five as they enter the classroom. You can feel the positivity, genuine excitement and the wonderful energy from these videos. Research has shown that the biggest difference in whether or not someone will enjoy their job and be more productive, is not the amount of vacation time or their salary package. It is when someone has a manager who cares, appreciates and trusts them and makes them feel that they matter. The next time someone hits a target, makes a sale or gives great customer service why not give them a well deserved high five and see how it makes them feel.
While your employees might not regularly expect rewards, that is half the fun of giving them. Boosting morale, no matter how big or small your business might be, will make a big difference in how productive your workers are. It will shape the environment of your entire company, and the best part? It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to reward people for a job well done. Get creative, get personal, and find unique ways to show your employees how much you appreciate them.