Sometime ago, I learned a few hacks from Keith Griffis about how to cue your mental state into productivity. Since then it has helped me in my journey. I came across it recently and thought it will be helpful to you.
Your brain is an amazing tool. It is so in tune with what you want that there are subconscious hacks you can use to enhance your brain and performance.
Here are a few of my favorite brain hacks to maximize productivity in online business.
1. Neurons that fire together, wire together:
If you want to maximize a behavior, couple it with a reward.
You do this with dogs, but did you know that it works the same way in your brain. Did you a trick and get a treat.
If you do these things enough times the neuron synapses in your brain will fire together and eventually become so strong that you won’t need the reward to trick your brain to desire the behavior.
So if you want to sit down and work at night on your business, let that be the time you have a reward. Try to avoid sugar, but perhaps your favorite tea or light healthy snack.
2. Doorways are your key to mental block:
Did you know that when you walk trough a doorway your subconscious mind actually wipes the slate clean. It is a strange phenomenon where the mind compartmentalizes things.
You can use this to your advantage when you get writers block or get stuck. Take a walk to a few different rooms and then come back.
You may have a fresh perspective.
3. Inspiration on demand. Jumpstart your brain
Have you ever listened to a podcast and become inspired? Most people use this passively. They listen while running or doing something where they can work while doing it.
I like to use this intentionally right before working. If I want to write about a topic I will listen to a podcast about a similar topic. It quickly sparks my brain to tune into the right ideas.
It only takes a minute or two to jumpstart your brain.
4. Creativity inspires creativity.
Similar to the above, if you want to expand creativity you just need to take some in. This could be visiting an art museum or watching some online video. Whatever the task it can be creatively expanded by consuming some other creative content.
It doesn’t even need to be related. In fact, the more unrelated the better.
5. Music to entrance
To get pumped before a speaking engagement I like to listen to music. Music transforms your state of mind to whatever you choose.
For me, I listen to exciting music to get pumped or somber music to get reflective. This works really well on the audience as well. Think Tony Robbins. He uses it well.
6. Smells in place of caffeine
To get yourself ready and raring for late night work without caffeine you can try smell. Get an air diffuser and peppermint or lemongrass essential oil and it will give you the energy to get work done without keeping you up all night.
7. Smells that make you smarter
When you smell something it actually goes below your conscious mind to an automatic response. This is why a smell can trigger a memory you have not had in decades.
You can use this to make you smarter. If you use a specific scent that is unusual while studying something or preparing for a speech.
When you want to recall that memory, just sniff the scent. It is not fool proof, but it strangely works exceptionally well. There are studies that show how effective this is.
8.The spot you work matters
If you want your brain to always be ready to write or create, choose a single spot that you will do this work.
If you do it consistently than your brain will begin to proactively enter the “zone” to be more efficient whenever you sit in this area.
Try not to use this area for leisure activity as it will disrupt your minds ability to determine the right frame of mind to enter when you do sit there.
If you can do this at a specific time each day then you will amplify this method.
What do you think? Do you have any mental hacks? Think this is crap?
Comment below and let me know.
Merry Christmas ahead…