How Much Can We Do With Our Brain?

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How Much Can We Do With Our Brain? Are we Using All of It?

I read a fantastic article that refers to how we can use our brain more effectively.  We needed this information when we were in school but it works quite well right now when we have so much more to do and learn. This article is talking about increasing performance at least 34 percent. Performance is a word that gets attention. That is enough for me to really take a look at the article and absorb its wisdom.

  • multi and brainThe talk about Omega 3 being very necessary has been on TV shows, health magazines and just about everywhere.  I think this has been in the news for the last few years but did we listen?
  • Seems we can remember 7 bits of info more easily - check what your telephone number is and license plates.
  • 66 days to establish a habit - I thought it was 29! Have to keep that diet going a little longer.
  • Multi tasking is a myth. Our brain can only concentrate on one thing at a time and has to constantly refocus. So, it takes longer to do those tasks and we are better off doing one thing and getting it done right.
  • Did you really want to take that little 20 minute break? Seems it might be a good thing to do so you can get back to work and do it better.  

Check out this article from Inman News and give yourself a break when you think you should be doing more.

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Caryl Dawson - Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR,  Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155. To contact Caryl, call 703-598-7801 or email Or you can visit her website: Header photos taken by Caryl Dawson The opinions expressed in this post are those of Caryl Dawson, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.

Comments (8)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Hmmm I wonder what my other 60% is doing when I am pounding out the 40% in full on game on workload?

Mar 25, 2013 03:08 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Well that 66 day mark explain so much as to why some good intentions didn't stick.

Mar 25, 2013 03:38 PM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Multi-tasking seems to be the order of the day. I know it's better to focus on only one thing at a time. Thanks for your post today,

Mar 25, 2013 03:43 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm with Michelle.  I thought it was only 21 days to get a habit to stick.  

Mar 26, 2013 03:43 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Caryl, the brain is a wondrous thing.  I'm convinced there is only so much room in it though and after a certain number of years packing it full with information, it starts to leak... :-)

Mar 26, 2013 04:39 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Carol, I think we use as much of our brain as we use the available information on our computers. Never heard the 66 days but the longer the better.

Apr 12, 2013 12:09 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Caryl, I'm just recently giving in to the idea that multi-tasking isn't a good thing. I also take a TON of fish oil (Omega 3's) daily. I definitely notice a difference.

May 04, 2013 09:54 AM
Caryl Dawson
Long & Foster Realtors - Gainesville, VA

With all the info out there just spiriling - we can't read it all, absorb it all. Live healthy and somehow the work gets done.

May 05, 2013 11:37 PM