I wonder do we use 100% of our brains. Here’s a reflection written by my mother.
By Verdell Reese
Am I living my life to its fullest or am I 25% off?
Do I feel 100% today?
Yesterday I felt tired. Did I lose 25%?
My sister made me angry
I felt less than 25% off.
What happens to my 100% if I don’t use it up every day?
If I have a very happy day, will I use up the balance?
What decreases my %?
Is it stress, emotions or intellect?
The relationship between emotions and intellect can cause mental stress
If I use only my intellect all day, will I use 100%?
If I use only my emotions all day, will I lose 25%?
If I could find a way to combine my intellect with my emotions, without stress? Would I be able to achieve 100% or would I still be 25% OFF?
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Are you living to your fullest potential? I’d like to change the question a little? Are you using 100% of your brain? In answer to my question, EVERYBODY uses 100% of their brain. (Unless something is impeding it.) It can occur all at the same time or may not, but you use every part of your brain, at one time or another, during the day or while sleeping. One thing that scientist can agree on is that they don’t know everything about the brain.
What I do know, most of us want to live with being mentally competent and physically mobile. Therefore, to live to our fullest potential, we need a healthy brain.
Here are 8 things that may help stimulate your brain and keep you physically fit: (And yes it is for all ages.)
With all that said, sometimes you can’t accomplish the above without the support of others. We are in a season where being enclosed can become challenging, break the monotony and ask a friend to help you accomplish one of the above. Come up with creative ways to meet besides on Zoom or over the phone. For example, social distancing while sitting in your parked cars, in the driveway, can be an option. Think outside the common. Be safe.
MONTHLY OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH - FEBRUARY
Book to read:
Hey God, Can We Talk?: Real-Life God Encounters for Real-Life Circumstances by Sarah Bowling
Note: I’m interviewing her next month. If you’d like to ask her specific questions about the book or share a comment, then send them to lyvitabrooks.com before March 1. Your question or comment may be included it in the upcoming episode in April.
Bible Study: Elijah by Priscilla Shrier (starts Feb 16 check out her website)
Spiritual Disciplines discussed on Hanging Out With Jesus Podcast:
Accountability Partners and Confession and Self-Examination
Scripture Writing Prompt
After reading Matthew 25:14-30, is there one gift that God’s given you that you aren’t using to honor Him or bless others? What is it and why not? How can you make a change so that you are using it to honor God and bless others because you love Him?
If you are honoring God and blessing others, are you enjoying it or has it become a burden? Why or why not? What do you have to do to make adjustments, in order to make this a reality in your life? Would an accountability partner help you reach your goal(s)?
Note: Share your comments below to bless others.
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