In an age of calculators, auto-correct, and digital drowsiness, it’s easy to feel your mind getting cluttered. Mentally strong people can handle anything life throws at them, but if you aren’t blessed with mental strength, any little thing can tip you over the edge. Ready to start training your brain to be strong and smart?
1. Use It Or Lose It
Drop the digital device! Try to spell or calculate something without help – even if you can’t do it, you’re still giving your head a wobble just thinking about it. You could also try Sudoku, or actually fill in the magazine crossword you typically use to put your chewing gum in. But, if you just can’t break your techno-addiction, check out these brain-boosting apps.
2. Get Your Om On
It’s no secret that Yoga can increase concentration, focus, and mental balance. If your brain is frazzled, why not give it a go? If you don’t have time, try quick meditation in the morning to prepare yourself for the day. You could also try one of the very Instagram-worthy mindfulness coloring books, which help you relax and provide thoughtful quotes to get you thinking.
3. Have A Hobby
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to find your head space. Some people like to play sport, go to the gym, take a cookery class, or just get outside. Whatever you do, practicing a new skill or just getting your body moving will give yourself some room to breathe.
4. Set Goals
Having clear ideas about where you want to go in life and how to get there will prevent your mind getting worn down and adopting a defeatist attitude. If you carry out each day with purpose, any bumps in the road or criticism you might face will be no match for a headstrong individual.
5. Positive Progress
Turn negative niggles into productive pointers – don’t let those darker thoughts reserve a room in your head. If you can’t do something and have actively made an effort, then don’t worry! Focus on the things you can do, and how amazing you are. The reason why we are all individuals is because we have unique strengths.
If all else fails, cuddle a baby animal. Puppies are scientifically certified to make you feel less crazy.