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How To Help Your Mind Stay Active

 

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Hi everyone!

I hope your week is going well. I’ve been keeping busy and working on a new recipe book. It takes a lot of work and I’ve found these tips to be very useful in keeping my mind fresh.

Hope you like it!

HOW TO HELP YOUR MIND STAY ACTIVE

Here are some exercises you can do to help keep your mind active:

Meditate for at least 15 minutes a day

Meditation helps train your brain to focus and resist the urge to wander. Research shows that after 3 days of practicing meditation for 15 minutes, your brain will be able to focus better, you will have more energy and you will be less stressed.

Maintain good posture

Always be conscious of your posture and correct it every time you catch yourself slouching at work or at home.

Practice using your opposite hand

Your brain is wired to use your dominant hand, so it takes willpower to use the opposite one and trains your mind to be active.

Choose your words carefully

Think before you speak. Choose words you don’t presently use. Resist the urge to blurt out words by instinct. For example, consciously avoid using swear words, or greet someone with a “hello” instead of “hi”.

Handgrip Exercise

Squeeze a handgrip even when it hurts. This will train you to persevere on other challenging tasks.

Tempt yourself and resist cravings

Training yourself to consistently say “no”, increases your ability to resist temptations and ignore distractions!

Be more aware of the decisions we make instinctively everyday

Simply be more aware or mindful of your decisions throughout the day, catch yourself behaving automatically and ask yourself why you are doing it.  

A good example is the food you eat every day. Ask yourself why you drink coffee with sugar instead of drinking fresh fruit juice.

When you think consciously about a typical automatic behavior, that increases your focus and also self-control which keeps your mind active.

These are just some of the things you can do to keep your mind active. If you have tips of your own, please comment below.

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Have a fabulous day!

With love,
Hana

 

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