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How I Boosted My Brain Power To Improve Mental Health

The Power Of Mind Is The Essence Of Life!

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I used to be unable to sleep at night because of my anxiety. I had a hard time sleeping since I couldn’t quit overthinking.

It felt like my head was stuck in a negative thinking loop that I couldn’t get out of.

I honestly wanted to boost my mental health. The only issue? I had no idea where to begin.

I would wake up, fret, and then go back to sleep throughout the day. That was my way of life for quite some time. It was a disaster.

But everything changed one day.

I recently had a thought:

Why not approach my mental well-being in the same manner I approach my physical health? Isn’t it possible to improve mental immunity as well?

Winter isn’t charming to our bodies. So, what are we going to do? We prepare!

We stock up on vitamins, natural supplements and make sure we’re dressed warmly.

We’re taking warm showers, snuggling up, and getting enough rest. We go on long walks and spend gloomy winter evenings with family and friends to strengthen our resilience.

As a result, I’m resolved to be more prepared this year. I understand that seasonal depression is unavoidable, but I will do everything to avoid it. As a result, I’m relieved to know this.

As a result, there are many proven strategies and mood enhancers that you may practise on your own for no cost. Take a look and see if one of these solutions will work for you.

1. Stop doing things that your brain warns you about.

The brain is the organ that determines one’s fate. Its buzzing mechanism contains secrets which will decide the human race’s future. — Penfield, Wilder

The brain is a sophisticated organ that can learn anything. Your brain’s ability to make new brain cells and rearrange your neurons can be influenced.

Boosting your brain power in subtle ways daily can pay off big time in the future.

When the brain is constantly forced to drink from a firehose of knowledge, it despises it. It is not intended to be a large-scale data storage system. You will feel tired, and your productivity will suffer as a result.

According to Herbert Simon,

A person’s time is what knowledge consumes. As a result, a surplus of information leads to a scarcity of attention.

Decision-making, judgment, and other executive tasks are all handled by the brain’s frontal lobe. Multitasking depletes the frontal lobe’s fitness by requiring it to attend to multiple tasks.

2. Stress management

Stress is a crucial source of mental deterioration. When we are anxious, we are more likely to make mistakes and make poor decisions in general.

Lower your stress levels if you want to increase your brain performance; don’t worry, there are plenty of strategies!

Here are some pointers: Spend time doing something you enjoy every day, such as listening to music, reading, or keeping a notebook.

3. I Changed My Sleep Schedule

It’s no secret that getting enough sleep is crucial.

Sleep recalibrates our emotional brain circuitry, helping us to face next-day social and psychological issues with cool-headed calm — neurologist Matthew Walker.

That makes perfect sense. I’ve found it much simpler to fall asleep each night since I quit using my smartphone in bed. That’s partly since I’m no longer browsing through my social media feed or doing anything else to keep my brain occupied.

4. Caring for your body entails caring for your mind.

Fresh, nutrient-dense, plant-based, and whole diets are critical for physical and mental well-being.

When you’re feeling down, it’s tempting to reach for processed, ready-made, or simple-to-prepare foods, but the cost of convenience could be your mental health.

However, food is only one approach to care for our bodies. Even if you don’t feel like it, getting enough exercise is critical, ideally outside. Your mental health will benefit greatly from this simple 15-minute walk.

What if you haven’t been eating properly or getting enough exercise?

That’s all right. Don’t stop beating yourself up about it; it’ll make things worse.

Accept that you haven’t yet summoned the courage to begin caring for yourself. Tomorrow will bring a new day and a new opportunity, which you will seize one day.

Closing Words

Keeping your brain healthy entails utilising it to reduce the risks associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.

Drinking to excess and nicotine consumption are two of the most common ways we injure our brains. However, as Dr Daniel Amen points out:

“Your brain’s history does not determine your brain’s fate.”

You are in command of your mental well-being. You can either let that ability slide through your fingers, or you may accept full responsibility for your (brain) wellness and use it to your benefit.

Short walks, trying new things, resting a little more, and spending time with family and friends aren’t magic medications. They can, nevertheless, assist you in remaining happy and healthy.

To age gracefully, it’s crucial to include pleasurable activities like these in your routine while also adhering to a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and avoiding harmful substances like alcohol, tobacco, and overly processed foodstuffs.

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