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How to Make Your Brain More Resilient
- Get 30 minutes more sleep before midnight. Lack of sleep is one of the biggest factors that affects your brain’s ability to adapt to stress and therefore your resiliency levels and just catching up on sleep debt by sleeping in on the weekends doesn’t work to restore the brains ‘sleep debt’ effectively
- Practice activating your Brain’s Relaxation Response for 10 minutes each day. Your brain’s inbuilt resiliency mechanism is called the relaxation response, discovered by harvard doctor and researcher Dr. Herbert Benson (link to benson tech). The easiest ways to activate it are with simple relaxation techniques or breathing exercises.
- Start meditating for just 10 minutes a day. It changes your brain profoundly on an MRI in only 8 weeks for total beginners, especially the frontal brain regions (like the prefrontal cortex or pfc) key for improving resiliency, and emotional regulation called the prefrontal cortex. References here and here.