The Morning Mind

The Morning Mind[Download] ➺ The Morning Mind ➿ Rob Carter III – Unleash positive thinking and productive imagination and flip negative thoughts and behaviors into a lifetime of improve every aspect of your lifeeach morning each day at a timeBad habits Bad feelings Unleash positive thinking and productive imagination and flip negative thoughts and behaviors into a lifetime of improve every aspect of your lifeeach morning each day at a timeBad habits Bad feelings Bad mornings that turn The Morning eBook Ù into regrettable daysBanish them all with simple brain hacks that flip negative thoughts and behaviors into positive productive ones Instead of dragging through your day learn to wake up refreshed recharge regularly and live better than everThe Morning Mind makes it easy Based on findings from neuroscience and medicine the book helps you tamp down on the fear driven reptile brain and tap into the part linked to thinking and imaginationFrom diet and hydration to exercise and meditation you’ll find ideas for activating your brain—and improving every aspect of your lifeRestore healthy cycles of waking and sleepingBlock harmful cortisol hormonesBoost mental performanceCreate calmer morningsDevelop self disciplineStimulate creativityImprove your leadership skillsAnd  From the moment the alarm clock rings The Morning Mind helps you greet each day with gusto.


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  • Audio CD
  • The Morning Mind
  • Rob Carter III
  • 06 April 2016
  • 9781721348305

10 thoughts on “The Morning Mind

  1. says:

    I apologize for how long this negative review is I don't often give one star ratings so I felt compelled to be specific about the concerns I have about this book I'll also preface this by saying that I don't want to tell anyone not to read it I just recommend that if you do choose to read it you check the endnotes to see which of these concepts and claims come from reliable sources and which ones don'tI really wanted to enjoy this book learn some helpful life tips from it and maybe pick up some fun facts about psychology and neurology As someone who used to be a morning person and wishes I still was I thought it sounded relevant and useful to me specifically I was expecting it to have advice based on extensive scientific research or at least case studies Given the fact that the authors are apparently well educated experts that seemed like a reasonable expectation Unfortunately the little bit of research based advice it contained was pretty basic All explanatory passages about brain function or physical health were extremely oversimplified and very few specific studies were described You'd get just as much out of virtually any other book on a similar topic even those written by people without a lot of letters after their name Instead this book contained a lot of shallow cliches a number of chapters defending pseudoscientific health trends and an awful lot of empty space Besides that it was so poorly organized that I kept feeling like I was reading a rough draft that was still missing numerous crucial passages There was also uite a bit of conflicting information The most obvious and potentially confusing was that the authors couldn't seem to make up their mind whether the parts of our brain that they term the lizard should be considered a limitation that we need to overcome or a necessary section of a vital organ This is perhaps the result of the oversimplified explanation of the brain The book differentiates between our lizard brain that controls unconscious functions and the wizard brain that does the conscious thinking and decision making Initially it is acknowledged that the lizard does a lot of necessary things like maintaining our heartbeat and other bodily functions Even the fight and flight response the reflexive actions in the face of perceived danger can literally save lives when the danger is real and the situation doesn't allow time for conscious thought and decision making But after the introduction there's little discussion of brain anatomy or function The term lizard suddenly refers to completely different things usually the inclination to avoid doing difficult things We're given to understand that the goal is to overcome and ignore our lizard as if it isn't an actual part of our body that has an essential purpose It's all fine and good to encourage readers to overcome their own lack of motivation but it's unhelpful to use a term that you'd previously used for something a lot nuanced and actually necessaryThere are many self contradictions In the final few chapters the book repeatedly extols the benefits of getting up early but Chapter 1 indicated that the optimum waking time is dependent upon a person's age and for teens and young adults is significantly later than the time that most of us are used to getting up According to the tables on pages 7 9 someone in their 20s should ideally be waking up at 930 AM exercising at 530 PM eating their last meal of the day at 930 PM and going to bed at 100 AM Someone in their 30s should shift to a somewhat earlier schedule that involves waking up at 800 AM but not until your 60s should you be waking up at the common and realistic time of 630 AM All of this conflicts drastically with the advice given later in the book which promotes waking up early and exercising shortly thereafter As far as I can tell from the endnotes by the way the recommendations from Chapter 1 were extrapolated from data that specifically looked at the effect of early school start times on adolescents Either there's relevant information that's being included without being cited or there are some serious holes in the logic hereThere's also conflicting advice given throughout the book about diet and exercise as well as an underlying implication that everyone is actively trying to lose weight There is one passage that acknowledges that not everyone needs to lose weight and that weight loss is only one of many benefits that comes from exercise but immediately after that we're back to talking about losing weight as if it's just assumed that everyone reading this book is currently overweightBut even worse than the contradictory information is the misinformation I couldn't help being irritated by the dishonesty of telling readers that things like the medicinal value of essential oils and dosha typology are now being verified by science Not only are these supposed studies not described but if you turn to the endnotes you see that the cited sources for these sections are mostly non academic webpages and journals devoted to the specific type of alternative medicine being described If I had any respect left for this book I lost it when it began promoting a system that relied on the concept of the five elements water fire earth air and ether and classifying people into three categories that supposedly offer insight into an individual's personality health and body type That's even simplistic and ridiculous than the oft mocked medieval medical practices Like I said sorry for the ridiculously long negative review I just didn't want to leave a one star review without clarifying

  2. says:

    This was a piece of fluff is suited for a newsletter in a new age coffee shop than as material for a book This book lightly picks up themes from The Power of Habit and Why We Sleep then mixes it with insights from the weird guy at your high school who follows Phish and wants to open an apothecary in the woods Very light on science or enjoyment

  3. says:

    A collection of advice that seems gathered from many of the books I've read on aspects of health like sleep gut routine Touches nicely on how interconnected all the parts processes are

  4. says:

    I read it all at once and I am so appreciative of the numerous outputs; although there’s not much that is new for me the informations are put together in a really valuable way I‘m fond of the allegories for the brain parts It is a nice read it‘ll certainly give anyone who reads it a ‘boost’ and it’ll remind people to breathe—in times where people won’t or can’t for so many reasons

  5. says:

    Some interesting points to help you navigate the mornings There's a lot of Eat That Frog references and it's a similar vibe

  6. says:

    Loved this book so many useful tidbits and suggestions that even I as a self admitted night owl could apply to my mornings to make them productiveI also understand myself better and have a launching point to keep making the most of each and every day

  7. says:

    Rubbish Lizard wizardessential oilsmindfulness It was weirdly disjointed information most of which had nothing to do with mornings

  8. says:

    The brain has fascinated me since I understood the concept that how we think determines how well we succeed with our lives This book focuses on the idea that how we start our day determines what we achieve A worthy conceptThe book has three major parts each building upon the previous The first explains about biological and physical aspects both of the sleeping brain and awakening brain and the influences that affect it We also learn about the old brain the reptilian or Lizard and how its goal focuses on survival so what has worked in the past seems to be good for the future We are introduced to the Wizard which is a new portion of the brain open to change and adaptationPart two is a brief examination of the tools practices and exercises we can build into our morning routines to nourish strengthen and grow the advanced brain Being both a continuous student and aspiring writer this section held my interest wellThe final section ties it all together repeating what was covered earlier and giving examples of persons considered successful with some of their morning practices The book is very well researched and documented with enough charts and graphics to break up the text and keep it stimulating I would recommend this book to high school age and above

  9. says:

    The Morning Mind is different from what I expected which is okay because it is totally fascinating The doctors explain not only the different parts of the brain they discuss stress hormones your brain in the morning how your heart impacts your health and the significance of body temperature All this provides an important foundation to understanding how we can create self discipline and empowering habitsChapter 17 is dedicated to ancient wisdom about your brain and body Readers are able to take a uiz to determine their primary and secondary dosha because the way the brain works affects how we feel and behave They help you understand your results and also provide a chart with your two optimum times of day I took the test and it was spot onThe Morning Mind also has a list of how some leaders start their day which ends the book on an inspiring noteThis is definitely one of the better self help books I've read on this topic It doesn't recycle all the same information It truly offers the reader a fuller understanding of how training your mind will have many positive effects

  10. says:

    I wanted a robustly evidence based book with concrete advice for productive mornings based on our best current understanding of the brain and body written by highly educated experts for an intelligent layperson The book did inspire me to create a good morning routine but it only half succeeded at being an intellectually serious source of evidence based advice The authors have a noticeable chip on their shoulders about western medicine They include some uestionable content including a section on the therapeutic benefits of essential oils without mentioning their toxicity to pets There is also a chapter on Ayurveda well being according to which each human body has a uniue proportion of water fire earth air and ether elements This is one of the most poorly cited chapters of the book it's really bad I want to keep an open mind about alternative medicine but the claims have to be supported by actual empirical evidence not tradition and ancient wisdomIt was a uick and easy read with some decent advice but I'm guessing there are better and serious alternatives out there I wish I knew what they were

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