Smarter, Sharper Thinking: Reduce Stress, Banish Fatigue and Find Focus
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Boost your brain and gain an edge in everything you do.

Smarter Sharper Thinking reveals how you can expand your brain's capability to think well under stress, to focus and get more out of your day, to be more creative and innovative, and to prepare you for future challenges.

Utilising the latest neuro-scientific principles, Dr Jenny Brockis shows how you can increase your brain fitness by developing a habit-changing plan to get more done with less effort.

In 12 key areas, Smarter Sharper Thinking presents simple, action-based principles that can be readily incorporated into your daily routines to train your brain for high performance. 

Originally published in 2016 as Future Brain, this book has been reviewed and redesigned to become part of the Wiley Be Your Best series - aimed at helping readers acheive professional and personal success. 


Dr Jenny Brockis is a medical practitioner, healthy brain advocate, and future mind planner. She is the director and founder of Brain Fit.


About the author ix

Acknowledgements xi

Preface xiii

Introduction xv

Part I: Creating a High-Performance Brain 1

1 Nutrition: Refuelling Smart 3

2 Exercise: You’ve got to Move it, Move it 23

3 Sleep: Bring me a Dream 45

4 Mental Stretch: Flexing our Mental Muscles 67

Part II: Operating a High-Performance Brain 83

5 Focus: Adjusting our Lens of Attention 85

6 Mindset: Does your Attitude Suck? 107

7 Healthy stress: Creating a Brain-Safe Environment 123

8 Mindfulness: Finding Enough Thinking Space 143

Part III: Integrating a High-Performance Brain 165

9 Change Ability: Adjusting to Progress 167

10 Innovation: Curiosity Leads to Insight and Innovation 183

11 Collaboration: Side by Side 207

12 Leadership: Thought before Action 231

Conclusion 251

Sources 257