Sunday, April 20, 2014

Yoga for the Mind

Suppose you spent dedicated time each day searching your failures for success lessons; reflecting on your anger to identify your vulnerabilities; dwelling on your prejudices to reach a point of empathy; eating only when you are hungry; observing your impulses before you acted; tying seemingly unrelated thoughts together; changing your daily routines; etc.

In doing what doesn't come naturally, we build mindfulness and create a kind of mental yoga

Might it be possible to train ourselves for cognitive and emotional flexibility the way we can train our bodies?

And might it be possible that a significant portion of the effects of aging come from failing to retain flexibility: physically, emotionally, cognitively?

Flexibility workouts for the mind could be great training for the cognitive and emotional flexibility needed to respond to ever-changing markets.

Further Reading:  Cognitive Flexibility and Trading