Do you remember what life was like before 2008? Before the housing bubble burst and the economy crashed? Was your life less stressful than it is now? What about living in a technology-driven world? Technology was developed to make our lives easier, but do you find it’s made your life more complicated and stressful? There’s no question, living and working post-2008 is darn challenging! We’ve entered a new age of super-stress, and people simply aren’t coping. Our working lives consist of long days, perpetual text messages, and late-night emails. Our home lives consist of having to be taxi driver, cook, and maid, all in one… all the time. And with all that going on in our lives who has time for vacation? But, more and more, we’re beginning to understand the positive impact of brain-based wellness and mindfulness practices. Braintapping is quickly becoming one of the more popular of these practices because it’s so quick and easy to do, and offers great results without disciplined effort. What you may not realize, however, is that fitting a braintapping session into your daily routine could make a big difference in your careers. Let’s look at how Braintapping helps. 1. Braintapping improves focus, memory, and cognition We all awaken each day to far more tasks to do than we could possibly accomplish. We’re confronted with constant interruptions—from texts, notifications, phone calls, co-workers; it just never ends. Our brains cope by ramping up the stress brain waves and suppressing those that would normally relax you. Braintapping reboots and resets the brain, optimizing it for peak performance and, in doing so, improves the way our brains focus, process information, and solve problems. 2. Braintapping supports decision-making and time-management. When Braintapping reboots the brain, what it’s really doing is returning the brain to full-spectrum brain wave activity. This diversity in the brain makes you feel less stressed, more calm, focused, and attentive. Braintapping may take 10 or 20 minutes of your day, but this level of productivity will save you loads of time down the road. When your brain is in stress mode, all you can do is react, which leads to poor decision-making. Once your brain waves are balanced, you regain access to the part of your brain that allows you to think things through. Thus, you make better decisions. You can respond more appropriately to anything that comes up, good or bad. You will be less reactionary because when your brain is balanced, so is your mood. 3. Braintapping sets the stage for good health. When we take the time for Braintapping each day, we give our bodies and minds a chance to rejuvenate and heal. In addition to reducing stress, braintapping helps us get the restorative sleep we need. When we sleep properly, our body does a better job of detoxifying and building a strong immune system. It also makes it far easier to kick bad habits, such as smoking or overeating. This healthier, more energetic you gets sick less and accomplishes far more, leading you down a career path of success. 4. Braintapping reconnects us to our intuition. When we are stressed out, it’s almost always because our thoughts are either in the past—where we experience guilt, shame, and resentment—or the future—where we tend to ruminate on our fears. Braintapping brings us into the present. It creates a balanced brain that doesn’t do well on negative emotions and is capable of seeing the big picture. An optimized brain that stays in the present moment will look to the past for wisdom and guidance, and then plan for the future, thus removing the fear of the unknown. 5. Braintapping reawakens your creativity and imagination. Albert Einstein once said that he came up with the theory of relativity by imagining himself riding into space on a moon beam. Einstein was known to be a whole-brain thinker. In other words, he could be analytical and at the same time wildly imaginative and creative. When we braintap, our brain wave activity becomes diverse, putting us in this whole-brain state, or what some call a flow state, which allows you to be at your most creative and innovative. Are you starting to see why taking 10 to 20 minutes a day to relax, reboot, and strengthen your busy brain is so worthwhile? Your brain is capable of learning, growth, and change throughout your entire life. That short break you take each day will create new neural structures and whole-brain balance, allowing you to live a happier, healthier, more productive life each day.