How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice! And a study published June 8, 2021, in Cell Reports shows that taking short breaks between practice sessions is also essential to mastering a new skill. In the study, right-handed volunteers agreed to use their left hand to tap out on a keypad a series of six numbers shown to them on a computer screen. Participants tapped the numbers as quickly as they could for 10 seconds, followed by 10-second rest breaks, for a total of 36 training-and-rest periods.
Brain waves recorded during the experiments revealed that the brain was rapidly replaying the keypad task dozens of times during breaks. The more the brain did this instant replay — and the faster — the better people performed during practice sessions. Staying mentally engaged helps keep your mind and memory strong. So when taking on new mental challenges — whether you’re mastering a physical skill like golf or learning a new language — remember that periods of focused study or practice mixed with rest will boost your proficiency better than marathon sessions.
Bible verses for today’s meditation and inspiration: Matthew E. McLaren
2 Corinthians 13:9 For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete.
Colossians 1:28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
2 Corinthians 10:15-16 not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be, within our sphere, enlarged even more by you, so as to preach the gospel even to the regions beyond you, and not to boast in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another.
2 Thessalonians 1:3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Ephesians 1:17-18 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
Ephesians 3:16-19 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, read more
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