Category: #RetrainYourBrain Series

Use your mind to retrain💪 your brain🧠 by harnessing the power of habit!

The Mood Congruence Effect and the Benefits of Toxic Positivity…? | #RTYBTips Episode 7

Aloha and welcome back to the Retrain Your Brain series! Today I am going to teach you about the mood congruence effect and how something as simple as being sad, for example, can lead you to be more sad. Following that, I am going to share a tip to help keep your mood as positive …

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3 practical ways to reverse the holiday blues | #RTYBtips Episode 7

Aloha and welcome back to the Retrain Your Brain series! With the the holidays upon us, I thought today would be the perfect time to teach you three practical ways to reverse your holiday blues. The first two tips are exercises that you do over an extended period of time (anywhere from days to months), …

3 Simple Tips to Fall Asleep in Under 30 Minutes (WITHOUT TAKING SLEEPING PILLS) | #RTYB Episode 6

Aloha and welcome back to the Retrain Your Brain blog series! Today I am going to teach you 3 (and possibly more) ways to fall asleep within 30 minutes (without taking sleeping pills). These are things I’ve been doing for the past few years and they’ve changed the game for me. I actually used to …

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One Quick Trick to Remember Anything (without memorization) | #RTYBTips Episode 5

Aloha and welcome back to my channel. Today I am going to teach you a very cool trick, that I refer to as the mind palace. This trick will help you remember anything without memorizing. Also today is remembrance day in Canada — I want to take this moment to thank all the veterans and …

Do these three things to become an effective multitasker | #RTYBtips Episode 4

Aloha and welcome back to my blog. If you’re new here, welcome, my name is Ella and I help you retrain your brain! If you don’t know anything about me yet, back in 2008 I survived a hemorrhagic stroke and a slew of mental health struggles before and after that. It took me until 2018 …

“If this, then that” of Habit Building | #RTYBTips Episode 3

“What is a habit, Ella?! And how is it different from normal everyday behaviour!?” Fantastic question! Let me be as clear as I possibly can: a habit is an unconscious stimulus-response set of behaviours. All that means is, a habit is an “if this, then that” procedure. The reason I say procedure is because habits …

3 Simple Tips for Instantly Achieving “Flow State” | RTYB Tips Episode 2

“5 PM already?! Where did the time go?” If you’ve ever said that after a long and intense day, that is probably you were working in a flow state, aka “in the zone.” Flow state is a concept in positive psychology developed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. It means you are fully focused or immersed in an …

3 Fail-Safe Methods to Instantly Transform Your Organizational Habits | RTYB Episode 1

Today I begin to dive deeper into discussing different types of habits. In fact, I am going to start a new series on my blog doing just that. As you probably can tell from the title, today’s topic is all about organizational habits. I created this series because it gets the “retrain your brain” message …