The Morning Mind: Use Your Brain to Master Your Day and Supercharge Your Life

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  • The Morning Mind: Use Your Brain to Master Your Day and Supercharge Your Life
  • Rob Carter III
  • 28 June 2019
  • 9781721348312

10 thoughts on “The Morning Mind: Use Your Brain to Master Your Day and Supercharge Your Life

  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't.

    I 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 quite 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 more nuanced and actually necessary.

    There are many more 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 9:30 AM, exercising at 5:30 PM, eating their last meal of the day at 9:30 PM, and going to bed at 1:00 AM. Someone in their 30s should shift to a somewhat earlier schedule that involves waking up at 8:00 AM, but not until your 60s should you be waking up at the more common and realistic time of 6:30 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 here.

    There'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 overweight.)

    But 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 more 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 more 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 more productive...I also understand myself better and have a launching point to keep making the most of each and every day.

  7. says:

    Rubbish. Lizard, wizard...essential oils...mindfulness. 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 concept.
    The 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, more open to change and adaptation.
    Part two is a brief examination of the tools, practices and exercises we can build into our morning routines to nourish, strengthen and grow the more advanced brain. Being both a continuous student and aspiring writer, this section held my interest well.
    The 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 habits.

    Chapter 17 is dedicated to ancient wisdom about your brain and body. Readers are able to take a quiz 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 on.

    The Morning Mind also has a list of how some leaders start their day, which ends the book on an inspiring note.

    This 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:

    some good stuff!! lots of helpful ideas and exercises to help you dominate your mornings and wake up early and happy (i definitely DO NOT feel this way in the morning haha). well researched, these two doctors push readers to improve our heart, brain, and human performance by prioritizing healthy habits.

    now i want to do all of the things that will help me to regain control, calm and composure. where is the focus of energy in my life? what are my priorities? where should they be instead?

    i want to work on the following:

    breathe deeply, drink more water (esp in the morning), run more often, keeping up good posture, sleep consistently and enough (7-9 hours), implement de-stress exercises, work on my diet, eat spicy foods on hot days (apparently it’s good for balance), improve and maintain self discipline, prioritize good habits, and kickstart mornings with positivity (which can be supported through meditation)!

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