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Week One Reframing Mindfulness Challenge Physical Exercise Sleep Virtuous cycles Vicious cycles
Week Two Anxiety Amygdala Top-Down Neuroscience Sympathetics / Parasympathetics Dread Worry and Rumination Threat Mode Resilience, Anti-Fragility, Grit Adrenaline, Yerkes-Dodson Acceptance
Week Three Front-Back Neuroscience Default Mode Network (default attention) Task Positive Network (task attention) Salience Meta-Awareness Flow Distraction Deadline benefit
Week Four Right-Left Neuroscience Growth mindset vs Fixed mindset Frustration and Satisfaction Self-concepts Ideals Encouragement Service Vital engagement

Key Claims

Topic Overview

Our approach focuses on three "problems" — anxiety, distraction, and self-concepts — and three corresponding "solutions" — ideals, work, and service. Each problem-solution pair relates to a part of the brain: anxiety and ideals relate to the amygdala versus the appraisal cortex; distraction and work relate to task attention and default attention; and self-concepts and service relate to the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Resolving the problem, and striving for the solution involves applying the three parts of the soul — intellect, memory, and will — in a particular way.

Part of the soul Anxiety -> Acceptance Distraction -> Work Hyperfocus -> Ideals
Intellect Reframing Order Sincerity
Memory Mindfulness Intensity Humility
Will Challenge Constancy Generosity

Getting started

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