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A Global Epidemic: Brain Freeze

8 Jan


So you are drinking one of those frozen, artificially flavored blue concoctions from your friendly local gas station, and all of a sudden, brain freeze!  Those are the worst, and they don’t always come from slurping your Slurpee too fast.   Everyone has had that moment where their cranium ceases the firing of thoughts, and you are left with a lovely fish out of water look. Here is a list of actual labels that appear on consumer goods, that seem to recognize that brain freezes are becoming more common…or that everyone is just getting more daft.     

On a bar of Dial soap: Use like regular soap.

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating.

On packaging got a Rowenta iron: Do not iron clothes on body.

On an American Airline packet of nuts: Instructions: open packet, eat nuts.

On a child’s superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.

If only everything in life was spelled out so clearly, and on the comprehension level of a 3rd grader.  Unfortunately, everyday life does not come with such blatant instructions, and we sometimes need help.  At Search Solution Group, one of our missions is to get people through those brain freeze moments that come with job hunting.  What to do, what to say, what to think; there are so many questions that we can provide friendly and helpful guidance for, so that you land the job.  Even though it is not always as easy as opening a packet of airline peanuts, our enthusiastic and dedicated staff will help get you through your job hunt with as few glitches as possible.  On the other hand, how fast you drink your brightly colored frozen treats is completely on you.  

Train Your Brain For a Better Career

3 Sep

Brain Training| Search Solution GroupMore and more studies are starting to show that the brain is no longer doomed to deteriorate over time. In fact, the grey matter of our brain can keep regenerating throughout life. The new thinking is that you either use it or lose it just as with any muscle.

So how can you train your brain and protect it  from developing degenerative disease later in life and boost your career in the meantime?

Brain Training!

  1. Play Smart:  Brain training games are abundant both online and in the form of games like scrabble. Giving your mind exercises is a great way to strengthen cognitive reasoning, math, reading, and other skills that might be lacking in your day-to-day routine.
  2. Never Stop Learning:  The better educated you are, the less likely to have degenerative brain diseases. Also, if you get in the habit of learning new skills, you will be more marketable in your career. A great way to start your learning process is to take a public speaking or leadership class through the Dale Carnegie training classes.
  3. Parlez-vous Français?: Learning a new language is a great brain workout and will leave you with a highly marketable skill. Even better, after learning a language, immerse yourself in that culture. Having to navigate a strange location forces you to pay more attention to your environment and your brain loves learning the unknown.
  4. Get Off The Grid: Stress actually kills neurons and the ability to grow new ones. By taking a real vacation without the stress of returning emails or calls is a real relief to the brain. Exercise and meditation are other great ways to resolve stress.  You can read this article on how running improves fluid intelligence and optimizes brain function!
  5. Seek The Unusual: Seeking out tough and challenging assignments both at work and at home can get your brain out of a rut and lead to long-term brain health. Trying something outside of your comfort zone is a good place to start. If you are computing numbers at work all day, taking up photography or painting at home would be a good strategy.

Brain Training boost positive thinking, creativity, social skills, emotional resilience, productivity, and decreases absenteeism. Maybe during the midst of your brain training, you’ll start to realize there are better opportunities waiting for you. Contact the recruiters at Search Solution Group to start your journey to a fulfilling career!

Brain Training | Search Solution Group