Until I picked up Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik, I would start my day with an hour-long scroll through my phone, not realizing I was setting myself up to fret and fuss for the rest of the day.
Were the tragedy and vileness in news updates plummeting my mood before I had time to wipe sleep from my eyes? Was I too focused on all the tasks lining my to-do list to enjoy the early tweet from birds outside my bedroom window? Did I already dread the day before reaching the bottom of my coffee cup?
The short answer is, yes.
In episode “282: Jim Kwik’s Morning Routine for Optimal Day,” I gained my first exposure to a wealth of technique, tips, and thoughts that started transforming my brain from a disorganized cyclone to a more introspective, focused tool. I saw how tiny steps toward mindfulness could help me overcome decision fatigue and develop better, more stabilizing habits. My biggest takeaway was to not only create a to-do list, but a to-feel list and a to-be list, so I can set my mind and priorities daily.
Other episodes seemed to fit with what I needed to hear and included lots of ways to strengthen brain power. The common thread through this podcast, however, is self-care and moving through life in a positive mental state. We could all use more of that—and more Kwik Brain.
August 2022 Issue