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Be your Best for SuccessBe your Best for Success
Getting Great GradesGetting Great Grades
Users Guide to the Brain
Brain optimization
requires a truly
integrative approach
Putting all the pieces together
can
resu...
Integrative Checklist
1. Immediate Environment
2. Water of Life
3. Dietary Arts
4. Hygiene
5. Exercise Arts
6. Sleep and R...
“Those who value their time
seek out the experts.”
Take it one piece at a time
Every little bit helps
Feeling Overwhelmed?
Play & Humor Perspective
Keeping it fun, enjoy the process of
improving your ability to learn
Reducing stress around test-...
Environmental Factors
Good Lighting
Air Quality, avoid molds, allergens, etc.
Ergonomics. Avoid Prolonged Sitting
Connecti...
Hydration and Cognition
Quality and Quantity. Keep Track
Your brain is 70% water…
Drink before you get thirsty
Avoid Sugar...
Food for Thought
The importance of healthy fats for
myelination and cell membranes
The importance of quality protein for
n...
Exercise and Learning
From young children who need to play,
all the way to adulthood
Especially before studying
and testin...
Sleep & Recuperation
Optimal amounts vary but we tend toward
sleep deprivation. 7-9 hrs is needed by most
For memorization...
Study Habits
Chunking into 25 minute blocks
Cyclical Review: 20 / 1 / 4 / 7
Take movement breaks with
stretching and focus...
Mnemonics
Memory Techniques:
Association & Visualization
The Journey Method
The Phonetic Alphabet
Review Before Bed and Up...
Goal Setting
Visualize the Grade
Time-Management
Spread the study time out over
several days
Study Buddies
Social circles and learning
Compare notes and synthesize
Research outside of assigned reading,
and always be...
Personal Investment
Time is money
Knowledge is power
Financial fitness is a matter of planning
and discipline (just like r...
Meditation
"Somatic quieting" to sharpen the saw of
mental focus
Also good immediately before test taking
Has it’s own rew...
Life Balance
Sports and Academics
Other Interests, Arts, etc.
Long Term / Big Picture
Creating Your Reality
“You are your own greatest
work of art.”
Clean your brushes
Master your craft
Control Panel Magic
Personal Proactives
Identity areas to improve upon
Doing one thing at a time is enough
Have fun with it and expect the bes...
Be Your Best for Success
Brian Paul Allison
http://www.beyourbestforsuccess.com
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Be Your Best for Success & Getting Great Grades

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The integrative health model was never so important and relevant as when applied to academic optimization. Wellness expert and success coach Brian Paul Allison offers a colorful summary of this potentially life-changing program.

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Be Your Best for Success & Getting Great Grades

  1. 1. Be your Best for SuccessBe your Best for Success Getting Great GradesGetting Great Grades
  2. 2. Users Guide to the Brain Brain optimization requires a truly integrative approach Putting all the pieces together can result in genuine mind / body mastery
  3. 3. Integrative Checklist 1. Immediate Environment 2. Water of Life 3. Dietary Arts 4. Hygiene 5. Exercise Arts 6. Sleep and Recuperation 7. Mental Development 8. Financial Fitness 9. Social Interconnectivity 10. Arts, Solitude, Spirit
  4. 4. “Those who value their time seek out the experts.” Take it one piece at a time Every little bit helps Feeling Overwhelmed?
  5. 5. Play & Humor Perspective Keeping it fun, enjoy the process of improving your ability to learn Reducing stress around test-taking The importance of friendship and improving social bonds
  6. 6. Environmental Factors Good Lighting Air Quality, avoid molds, allergens, etc. Ergonomics. Avoid Prolonged Sitting Connection with Nature (tick awareness)
  7. 7. Hydration and Cognition Quality and Quantity. Keep Track Your brain is 70% water… Drink before you get thirsty Avoid Sugary Beverages
  8. 8. Food for Thought The importance of healthy fats for myelination and cell membranes The importance of quality protein for neurotransmitters
  9. 9. Exercise and Learning From young children who need to play, all the way to adulthood Especially before studying and testing We can get a boost in learning by getting the body moving
  10. 10. Sleep & Recuperation Optimal amounts vary but we tend toward sleep deprivation. 7-9 hrs is needed by most For memorization and problem solving Dark and quiet Circadian rhythm
  11. 11. Study Habits Chunking into 25 minute blocks Cyclical Review: 20 / 1 / 4 / 7 Take movement breaks with stretching and focused breathing
  12. 12. Mnemonics Memory Techniques: Association & Visualization The Journey Method The Phonetic Alphabet Review Before Bed and Upon Arising
  13. 13. Goal Setting Visualize the Grade Time-Management Spread the study time out over several days
  14. 14. Study Buddies Social circles and learning Compare notes and synthesize Research outside of assigned reading, and always be on the lookout for new ideas
  15. 15. Personal Investment Time is money Knowledge is power Financial fitness is a matter of planning and discipline (just like regular fitness)
  16. 16. Meditation "Somatic quieting" to sharpen the saw of mental focus Also good immediately before test taking Has it’s own rewards: Cultivation of wisdom
  17. 17. Life Balance Sports and Academics Other Interests, Arts, etc. Long Term / Big Picture
  18. 18. Creating Your Reality “You are your own greatest work of art.” Clean your brushes Master your craft
  19. 19. Control Panel Magic
  20. 20. Personal Proactives Identity areas to improve upon Doing one thing at a time is enough Have fun with it and expect the best!
  21. 21. Be Your Best for Success Brian Paul Allison http://www.beyourbestforsuccess.com

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