In addition to being open to opposite opinions, here are some techniques that could help broaden the way you think.
The mere presence of individuals from different backgrounds with different points of view in your everyday life creates an atmosphere in which people can better respond to change.
A change in your everyday life may provide the force needed to change the direction of your thinking. For some people, small changes might help reorganize your desk or take a new route to work, whereas for others, more adjustments are required.
Shift into Positivity
Unlike negative emotions that bring about specific reactions, positive emotions prompt us to broaden our attention, explore our environment, and open ourselves to absorbing information. Take a few moments to think about the things in your life that are going well and for which you are grateful; this will automatically brighten your mood-and free your brain.
Look as if You’ve Never Seen
A Zen Buddhist concept for approaching even routine situations as if you were encountering them for the first time, “beginner’s mind” allows you to remain open to new experiences despite any expertise you may have. For instance, when you brush your teeth, take a moment to look at the toothbrush as if you’ve never laid eyes on such an object and notice its color and shape. Think about the flavor of the toothpaste and notice how your mouth feels as you move the brush back and forth.
21. What may be the benefit of small changes in life?
A. Reducing one’s workload. B. Focusing one’s attention.
C. Leading to adjustments. D. Better responding to changes.
22. How can you find something new in routine situation?
A. By shifting into positivity. B. By respecting difference.
C. By changing environments. D. By looking as if you’ve never seen.
23. What’s the purpose of the article?
A. To introduce skills of broadening one’s thinking.
B. To compare the attitudes to thinking.
C. To give advice on thinking positively.
D. To explain the reasons for being open.
答案 21 -23 CDA