5 Neurological Reasons to Keep Your Mouth Shut

The Urban Monk

The TV’s on. The radio’s on. We’re listening to music. We’re jawing from the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep. (And actually, excessive talking can cause jaw pain and discomfort if you really can’t stop yourself.)

The Brain Metabolizes New Knowledge

You Won’t Say Anything You Fret About Later

Your Brain Creates New Brain Cells

You Spend More Time Developing Your Opinions

When you think more before you speak, you engage more parts of your brain — thus, strengthening them.

Gratitude is Prioritized Over Wanting

Is want. We’re trying to verbalize desires. What we want for dinner, what we want to do next week, what we wish would’ve happened in this interaction, what we want you to do for us, what we want to watch on TV, what we want to do once we get to the gym and what we want the rest of our evening to look like…



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