How to fool your brain: 7 tips that may come in handy

To this day, scientists keep studying our brain’s work, especially such functions, as memory, sleep, and meditation. Our subconscious mind can handle a lot of things, but it can also surprise us, forcing us to believe in something that doesn’t exist or feel sick suddenly. You can control your brain, and here are seven most interesting ways to do it. Guys from know everything about psychology and dating! Don’t hesitate to try it out.

Feel refreshed after 2 hours of sleep

Dense work schedules and daily house chores can be exhausting, and it's no wonder that sometimes we manage to sleep only a couple of hours. One simple trick can change everything. If you want to look fresh and feel rested, you don’t need to sleep 8 hours in a row. Try to switch to so-called polyphasic sleep and maximize the benefits of such short-term rest periods.

If your work day lasts a long time, we recommend taking a nap at the end of the day or shortly after returning home. So, for example, when falling asleep at 7 pm, you should get up half an hour later. Have supper, do something, and fall asleep again by 11 pm. The phase of fast sleep is the only real stage of sleep, which charges you with energy. By concentrating and getting used to such a system, you will ultimately double the amount of sleep.

Predict your dreams

There are times when we get the feeling of complete control over our dreams when we sleep. Understanding that you’re sleeping allows you to control your dreams, and there are certain tricks for triggering a conscious dream. First, immediately after awakening, write down everything that happened in a dream in detail; secondly, plan what you want to see in a dream in advance; third, repeat: "I’ll know that I'm asleep" as soon as you start to sink into the first phase of sleep. It’s known that the clearest dreams come to us right before awakening or when we fall asleep again soon after waking up.

Filter thoughts in your head

In everyday life, we’re all easily annoyed, and, in the end, we connect the sources of our frustration with negative feelings. Instead of reacting negatively to people and situations, next time, try to find something positive in what seems to be bad. This will help you train your brain, and you’ll approach complex situations with a positive and not negative attitude.

Train your memory

When you meet someone for the first time, try to pronounce this person’s name more than once. Your name should also be pronounced twice or more, which is quite easy if you say: "Hi, it's nice to meet you, my name’s (your name)." Such simple trick improves your attention and helps you save new information.

Relieve pain by focusing on it

This sounds suspicious and implausible, but in fact, by focusing on the source of pain, you can reduce both chronic and fleeting seizures. People, who perceive pain consciously, overcome such moments more easily. Besides, you can resort to a meditation technique called "controlled imagination," when you need to close your eyes and sit in silence, imagining yourself in a beautiful and peaceful place.

Become more focused

You can become more productive if you start to rest more. Studies have proved that rest is the most important condition for consolidating memory when the acquired knowledge and skills can be "stored" in the head for a long time. Take breaks, let your mind rest, and then you’ll reduce the number of mistakes and improve your efficiency.

Feel happy in an instant

Science has proved that the time spent with friends and family, helping other people, and even smiling without a reason can improve a person's mood. Find a little space for something positive in your head, returning to pleasant thoughts and memories again and again. They will overcome the negative ones and help you look at the world in a new way.

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