Balance taps into the science of the brain to help you strengthen your mind, understand your thought processes and stay calm under pressure. According to neuroscience, your brain needs repetitive actions in order to adapt to new behaviors. Balance provides you with tools and tips that will help you create healthy, mindful habits.
By practicing the exercises in your TO-DO list daily, you’ll progress through 8 levels packed with brain training exercises to help you build a strong and positive mindset. You will progress through these levels by practicing the exercises contained in your TO-DO list, and for each exercise you complete you’ll get Balance points which allow you to progress through the program.
There are 8 levels in Balance:
Your Mindset: By simply being aware of the state of your mind, you can start your journey towards a more positive and happier outlook. Explore what's on your mind so you can start thinking more clearly.
Be Positive: Science says that by simply thinking about a positive attitude, you’re likely to become a more positive person. Your positive mindset will grow and affect the people around you. To start thinking more positively, simply write down the things that you’re grateful for each day.
Be Thankful: When you say thank you to someone for helping you, you feel good for saying it and they feel good for hearing it. Win - win! So send a thank you card to someone who has helped you during the last couple of days. They'll appreciate it - and so will you.
Breathe: You know all about the benefits of exercise for your body – but what exercises can you do for your brain? Science says that simple breathing exercises for a few minutes a day can reduce stress and increase your cognitive thinking (problem solving). Now that sounds like a breath of fresh air!
Calm your mind: There's a lot going on in your busy brain - thinking about things you should have done - and thinking about things you need to do. Sometimes you just need to focus on the moment so your brain doesn't have any distractions.
Pay attention: It's not always easy to focus our attention and it's easy to get distracted. Try this fun game based on the John Ridley 'Stroop' test. With the next module of Balance, you'll learn tips to regain your focus and avoid distraction.
Regain focus: Focusing on just one job can be hard with all the interruptions, special requests and meetings that pop up in your diary. But is this multi-tasking approach all it's cracked up to be? Discover why focusing on the job at hand and blocking out other tasks might be a more productive approach.
Manage emotions: Keeping your emotions in check can be tricky when they rise up out of the blue. By learning to manage your emotions, your response can be delivered in a controlled and appropriate manner that's in proportion to the situation at hand.
You’ll also receive Balance trophies as you practice the 2 most important exercises of the program: Gratitude and breathing.
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