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THE BRAIN AND MOTIVATION

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

What areas of the brain participate in the motivation process and how to activate them.


Motivation can be parsed into three sub processes

The specific brain structures involved in motivation are:

We have learned more about our brain in the last 5 years than in the last 6000 years. Neuroscience has helped us understand the motivation process in detail and based on that create routines to improve it.


Although motivation could be perceived as a very complex process here are some tricks to activate these areas.


1.- Build self-esteem.

Identify small but significant challenges, make sure you conquer and celebrate them.


2.- Identify what is positive about you.

Not only what you think but what people around you recognize. Use that as an starting point to build an ever greater list.


3.- Recall past good experiences.

Revive those episodes your subconscious wouldn’t know if this is a new or old experience but will create the register. You can also use: Vision boards, anchors, meditation, and inner resonance.


4.- 30 min of exercise a day.

It increases heart rate, which pumps more oxygen to the brain. It aids the release of hormones which provide an excellent environment for the growth of brain cells.

Exercise also promotes brain plasticity by stimulating growth of new connections between cells in many important cortical areas.


5.- Good music

Recent studies for the first time reveals how wide networks in the brain, including areas responsible for motor actions, emotions, and creativity are activated during music listening.


6.- Meditation.

Allow yourself to isolate from the noisy environment, disconnect your breathing from the subconscious control, and watch your thoughts pass by.

Create habits out of these 6 trick to keep yourself motivated.



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