Resetting your Body Clock
This is particularly useful to counter Jet lag. You can change your sleep cycle by fasting for about 16 hours before your intended wakeup time. Most people usually need only 12 hours.
1. To immediately increase your self-control and feel calmer and more confident: slow your breathing down to 4-6 breaths per minute (10-15 seconds per breath). It is easier to do this if you pretend you are breathing through a straw, with pursed lips, and exhale fully. Don’t hold your breath, which will only increase stress. Do this for 2-3 minutes.
This works (according to Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal’s book The Willpower Instinct) because it “activates the prefrontal cortex and increases heart rate variability, which helps shift the brain and body from a state of stress to self-control mode.” I’ve tried it, and it works, though it makes me feel a little out of it if I’m already tired.
(Note: make sure to adhere to the 2-3 minute time limit, as this is well below the normal respiratory rate of approximately 12-20 breaths per minute and can cause an increase in carbon dioxide levels in the blood. This is an issue because carbon dioxide in the blood is a leading factor in affecting blood flow to the brain, which could explain the “feeling out of it.”)
2. Practice loving kindness meditation before you go out to a party or enter a stressful social situation (e.g. a difficult conversation or a tense meeting). I’ve found that when I do this before a party (and supplement it by silently wishing “Be well” to people as I walk by them on my way to my destination), I show up feeling incredibly confident and open to connecting.
Jiego Amos Gapuz Cordoviz
Drink water at the same time you will do a hiccup. Works every single time.
You can train your brain of whatever you want to do while sleeping. All you have to do is think about it before you sleep
1. Realize this: Every time you move during your sleep you will first be half awake. So before you sleep, set to your mind that you will sleep and relax all those n hours. Learned this after realizing i kicked my guitar out of bed in my sleep when i woke up in the morning. Now, even if i doze off with my laptop in my lap on a couch or somewhere else, my laptops’ still in one piece! yay! Whatever position i sleep in will be my position when i wake up.
2. You’re not totally defenseless when you sleep. You can sleep like a rock, but be alert as a soldier in the battlefield at the same time. When your body is subjected to dangerous situations, your brain will jump start your body and before you realize it, your body is ready enough to tackle the situation at hand. Learned this by myself from a 4 day trek to a mountain, i later learned that your sense of hearing is still active while sleeping. I guess this is true for the sense of touch too because i tested this myself, i slept while holding on to a bread, every time my grip from the bread is loosening, i half-awake and re-grip it so it wouldn’t slip.
3. This one i want to learn next: Some people can sleep full straight 7.5 hours while standing! Now that is amazing, i wish i could do this someday, i have an uncle who can do this.
4. You can control your dream, you can even control what to feel in your dream as if you’re really feeling it while awake, you can also control all the succeeding scenarios of your dream, who will appear and will they do. I used to do this alot and test what else could i do in my dreams in my late childhood to early teen days.
While running/cycling, when you think you’re at your full speed, refresh and take off the pressure on your brain and think that you can boost yourself to go faster, harder. You can do this again and again. The effect would be like shooting from a canon from a canon from a canon and so on to your fighting spirits’ capacity.
You’ll realize that your mind can do much more than your body could take