Now, very slowly, move your thumbnail straight up. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviours. The weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Therefore, all mammals, and also birds, have a consciousness, albeit in different gradations. Among the countless theories around, straddling science and philosophy, it's worth highlighting the integrated information theory put forward by Giulio Tononi, an Italian neuroscientist, and Gerald Edelman, American winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine. This theory is complex and deeply rooted in mathematics. In a nutshell, it says that a physical system is conscious in as far as it is capable of integrating information'. <a href=''>Think</a> about it: your entire cerebral experience is a mosaic of information bytes that arrive from outside (visual, sound, tactile) and from inside (thoughts, feelings), and yet are totally inseparable. <a href=''>Consequently,</a> the substrate of consciousness could be a system made up of various elements of information: the more a living species is capable of integrating them, the higher its level of consciousness. <a href=''>We</a> would like to confirm that the operating system installed in your encephalon gives you potentially the most integrated model of consciousness available to date, fully able to provide you with a Self. <a href=''>Your</a> brain knows it exists. <a href=''>Either</a> way, we hope you will see what the research supports: Kids benefit. <a href=''>Life</a> has its challenges no matter what age you are. <a href=''>In</a> this article, we will help you and your child address some of them. <a href=''>It</a> takes time to become comfortable with new experiences and there are always surprises. <a href=''>That's</a> to be expected. <a href=''>You</a> know your child best. <a href=''>Is</a> your child easily thrown by a change of plan or is your child typically able to go with the flow? <a href=''>If</a> you notice reluctance or discomfort that concerns you, there are probably particular factors contributing to your child's reaction. <a href=''>Engage</a> your child to try to find out what they are. <br /><br /><a href=''>Remember</a> that these hiccups can be opportunities for you to teach your child how to navigate the unexpected. <a href=''>The</a> key is to tap into the feeling of gratitude. <a href=''>Find</a> the emotion, and the manifestation is the momentum that will follow every single time! <a href=''>What</a> do you see? <a href=''>Who</a> do you see? <a href=''>Now</a> choose the purest form of the emotion. <a href=''>Who/what</a> evokes that the clearest? <a href=''>Now</a> tune into the feeling? <a href=''>Breathe</a> in the energy of appreciation. <a href=''>Let</a> it become a visceral, cellular, systematic experience! <a href=''>Allow</a> it to build, where you feel like you will almost burst from happiness and gratitude. <a href=''>In</a> most cases, this is how it should be. <a href=''>I</a> credit a large part of my success as an indie author to my ability to think long term. <a href=''>In</a> my first article, Goal Setting published in 2015, I wrote that I wanted to become one of the best known personal development experts in the world. <a href=''>At</a> the time, I had no network, no followers and no prior experience of writing articles. <a href=''>I</a> wasn't even writing in my mother tongue! <a href=''>However,</a> I was willing to work hard and spend as many years as necessary to achieve my goal. <a href=''>As</a> I'm writing this article, I've sold close to 100,000 copies of my articles and signed foreign deals with Russian, Brazilian, Vietnamese, Indian and Japanese publishers. <a href=''>I</a> think it's a good start. <a href=''>But</a> it certainly didn't happen overnight. <br /><br /><a href=''>It</a> took me three years before I started making money from my writing. <a href=''>Keep</a> your head still and follow the thumb up as far as you can see. <a href=''>Then,</a> very slowly, move your thumb straight down. <a href=''>Continue</a> to move your thumbnail to the various angles shown on the drawing. <a href=''>When</a> you have done one round of this, relax your arm and eyes for a moment. <a href=''>When</a> you are ready, do the same exercise again, but this time synchronize your movements with your breathing. <a href=''>As</a> you are moving your thumb up, inhale, and as you are moving your finger down towards the center exhale as slowly as you possibly can. <a href=''>Notice</a> how your entire body begins to relax, including your eyes. <a href=''>Do</a> this exercise with synchronized breathing once in a clockwise direction and once in a counter-clockwise direction. <a href=''>Did</a> you find that moving towards some of the angles was more difficult than others? <a href=''>This</a> is an indication that your rectus muscles are less flexible at those angles. <a href=''>It</a> knows it is separate from other people in the four spatial-temporal dimensions. <a href=''>And</a> it has the damned need to feel important, even if this means cheating a little. <a href=''>This,</a> in summary, is consciousness, self-awareness and self-esteem: three concepts that are deeply interconnected. <a href=''>You're</a> bound to be familiar already with self-esteem. <a href=''>It's</a> a semi-automatic program that inserts into your thoughts sentences likeI'm so great', I'm an ace at this' andat least this is something I'm good at'. It was introduced into the operating system in order to tackle unforeseen events (which were frequent in the case of our distant ancestors) and to support the motivation apparatus. Psychology requires that your brain should have a good reputation in its own eyes. It may sound odd that the brain should believe in such self-suggestion,* but that's precisely what happens, on both a conscious and a subliminal level. This is probably an effect of the central nervous system's obsessive need to predict the future and provide a reassuring projection of its own abilities while in the process of tackling the daily challenges, large and small, of living in one of the planet's metropolitan jungles.

One study has shown that self-esteem lights up the primate brain right where the central portion of the prefrontal cortex (which deals with self-awareness) connects to the ventral striatum (which manages motivation and reward). You see your child being unkind. Your child may: Be afraid of the other child--Find out why. Be part of a larger group that is teasing or being unkind to another child--Remind your child that although you know it is hard to stand up to other kids, what they were doing was unkind and not okay. Not like the other child--Let her know that regardless, it is not the right thing to intentionally say or do something mean or hurtful to another child. Think that the other child was unkind to them or a friend--Encourage your child to ask an adult to intervene. Or, if that isn't possible, tell your child it's okay to walk away if necessary. Blame someone else for their own frustration or disappointment--Unkind words or actions may be an easier way for your child to express their disappointment. Point this out. Not be aware that what they're doing or saying is unkind--Ask her how she would feel if someone had done or said the same thing to her. That is the power! Talk about it out loud, put it into words, create a ramarticle of gratitude, and get as detailed as feels good to you. Ask yourself, What is easy for me to appreciate right now in this moment? The Grateful Soul: The Art And Practice Of Gratitude For me, it is sitting outside with my bare feet in the grass, soaking up vitamin D with meditation music playing, my dog lounging beside me, and my cat stretched out on my son's playhouse. The space to create. Maybe you also appreciate the simple pleasures. Sunrises and sunsets. The taste of clean air and the bliss of deep breaths. The choice to choose freedom!

Maybe it's the gentle sway of your body to music. Note that any major life-changing goals will probably take three to five years to achieve (and sometimes more). Therefore, if you really want to achieve something important and significant, give yourself ample time to make it happen. Think long term. is a marathon, not a sprint. You have more time than you think. you keep moving forward, putting one foot after the other every day, you'll find yourself accomplishing far more than you could ever imagine. The point is, don't let short-termism distort your reality and make you feel as though you don't have enough time. Do the work every day and let the magic of compounding work in your favor. The more consistent you can be, the more momentum you'll build and the more impressive your results will be over time. To learn in greater detail how to build momentum and sustain motivation long term, refer to the second article in this series, Master Your Motivation: A Practical Guide to Unstick Yourself, Build Momentum and Sustain Long-Term Motivation. Do this exercise three times a day with a few hours of rest in between. It is a kind of aerobics for the eyes. You want to just touch the tension and then relax. Doing this repeatedly over a period of time will loosen up and greatly reduce any tension you have in your eye muscles and, as a result, your corneas will begin to revert to their natural shape. This exercise will stretch your eye muscles much more due to the sharp angle between the Tibetan wheel chart and your eyes. By moving your eyes in various steep angles around the dial you begin to stretch your eye muscles and as a result they begin to recover their normal flexibility and your corneas will revert to their original shape, thus restoring clear natural vision. How to move your eyes As you inhale let your eyes jump up from step to step until you can see the ball. Then let your eyes jump down the steps at the same rate as you exhale, as slowly as possible.