‘Change your Mind, Change your Life.’ – Gerald G. Jampolsky
The success of humans depends highly on their mind. This is the power of the mind. It can influence a person’s success and it can make them prisoners. This is why it’s crucial to be aware of your mental health and to stimulate your mind. This impacts the quality of one’s life as it links back to our physical and psychological well-being.
As you train your mind to be rational and smart you become mentally stable. Our mental perception also influences our behaviour, our emotions and our intelligence. Here are 9 hacks to help you stimulate your mind for a better life.
You may wonder what food you eat has to do with your mind. Not only does food have an impact on our physical but it can also boost our mental health. Food such as fish, eggs, avocado, broccoli, asparagus and dark chocolate all nurture you to have a healthy brain.
To be mentally effective, you need to be aware of this so that your diet doesn’t just give you physical health but mental health as well. Brain food can help you with your memory, make you focus more and boost your energy levels, keeping you mentally strong.
Learning is the best way to stimulate your mind and become inspired. When you are constantly hungry for knowledge, you become more open-minded. Your versatility as someone who is well-informed enables you to achieve career success. When you watch inspirational videos, read books, blogs and attend empowering events, you improve yourself as a person. You learn through what you consume and you change for the better.
Knowledge opens your mind to new ways of thinking and it stretches your mind. This improves your overall intelligence and makes you a better individual. You can use knowledge to reinvent yourself and acquire success in your personal and professional life.
It’s easy to get tied down to your 9-5 or business ambitions. When you’re overwhelmed by the daily demands of life, you may end up overthinking and stressing. This can result in anxiety attacks and stress-related illnesses, which is detrimental to your overall health.
Getting in the habit of being active is important for your physical and mental wellbeing. It reduces stress levels and it is a way to escape the busyness of life. Activities such as gardening, playing games or listening to music can all be good for relaxing your mind. You can also do meditating exercises such as yoga and breathing. As you recharge yourself physically, you become mentally energised.
Work hard and play hard, that’s how you balance your mental strength. When you take time to do things that make you happy, you become mentally stable and content.
Feeding your passion is a great way to fuel your mental capacity. Your brainpower is stimulated when you pursue your passion. Getting involved in activities makes you become more creative and fun in your professional life, which is vital.
This may sound strange but spending time alone does the mind good. When you get away from the noises, from the demands of life and you spend time alone thinking, it can do wonders for you. You can physically get away, have ‘me time’ at a spa or resort or somewhere tranquil. This is a way to just switch off from the demands of life and calm your mind.
The great thing about this ‘alone time’ is that you can do an introspection of your own life. You can reflect on the state of your life and evaluate your life choices. This reflection is important because it leads you to make decisions that are necessary to better your life.
Socialising with people is a great way to teach yourself new things and learn from others. As you engage with different people, you broaden your perspective and your outlook on life is improved. Socialising is mentally stimulating and makes you a better individual.
Your social life can be fun and empowering at the same time. Partaking in social activities such as going out with friends and doing fun things from time to time or attending social gatherings, all contribute to your intellectual well-being.
A lot of people have habits that they are addicted to and they don’t even know it. Sometimes these addictions can lead to illnesses and could have a negative impact on your life.
What is it that you’re addicted to and what do you have to do to get a ‘fix’? is it social media, is it smoking, is it compulsive buying? Whatever it is, it can be cured through the power of the mind. When you have an addiction it restricts you from concentrating on anything for too long. There is always an urge for the next fix, which interrupts your mental flow. To be able to use your mind effectively, it begins with getting rid of bad habits.
In a world that is fast-paced, there is so much pressure to have it all together and it’s very easy to become negative. Having positive thoughts is the only way to overcome the negativity that exists in the world. When you make a habit of affirming yourself, it carries you in the toughest of times.
Social media and mainstream media sets a certain standard of how we should look and what we should have to be significant. When you remind yourself of your value, your mental attitude is enhanced. Meditating on positive affirmations is a great way to ensure that you’re capable and that you’re enough.
Challenge yourself. Try something new, something that scares you. When you challenge yourself, you teach your mind to eliminate fear. This can be bungee jumping or making life decisions such as starting a business. Whatever it is, when you gather up the courage to go for it, you become confident and your brain fears less and less.
Making a decision to grow mentally is an opportunity to develop yourself professionally. You can do this by taking up a programme that will advance your academic capabilities. When you study a short course, you become more proficient in your career and this allows you to acquire more success. If you are looking for a challenge to advance and gain another qualification, you’re able to go to a higher level in life.