Seven Deadly Sins of the Brain

Brain Hack Seven Deadly Sins

What is more glamorous than the seven deadly sins? How to hack em! A new infographic from Become Career takes brain hacking to a whole new level. We have all read the articles about how to brain hack your sleep cycle so you only need 2 hours a night, and so on – but here we get to the root of all evil with basic hacks.

The sins discussed are: lust, gluttony, pride, sloth, vanity, greed, and envy. What is so wonderful about this whole idea is that it makes us look at where our problems really begin – this isn’t just about losing weight, or trying not to be jealous of your lover’s ex, this is about why. Why do you overeat? Why do you watch porn? Why do you obsess over the attributes of others? Why do you have such a strong need for approval? It gets serious, but I don’t think the infographic is trying to say it’s easy, but it is saying that it isn’t as hard as we think and that we are focusing on the wrong areas when it comes to being better.

The brain hacks are pretty simple, and most we have heard of before, just not in this context. The first is recasting, which is used for envy and lust. This is where you actually reframe the situation, taking negatives and making them positives. Lust is not simply a sexual desire, it is a craving for something: alcohol, a cigarette, even food. The infographic suggests that by recasting the craving it will change your state of mind in the long run. Like anything, it will be hard at first, but if you influence the psychological part of these things you have a better chance of sticking to it. By looking at your craving as a good thing, meaning that having one [a craving] at all means you are successfully giving something up, it will eventually be second nature.

This is just one example of what Become Career is introducing. They also talk about creating positive triggers, and using distractions to keep you from overeating. You will inevitably learn something from this, and possibly find ways to use these hacks in other areas of your life.

Brain Hacks
From: Become Career

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