5 TIPS TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY MIND
We’ve all heard the saying ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ well this could not be truer. Your brain is a muscle that powers your every being. If you don’t look after and nurture this vital organ, it’ll affect all the other parts of your body and how you function physically and mentally.
Focus on the here and now
This means living in the present and being grateful for all the positives in your life at that moment. All of us have at least one thing we’d like to change about our lives, whether that be personal, such as our appearance, how we spend our time or even how we manage stress. What you need to remember, is to focus on the aspects of your life you can actually change, not the things you cannot. Being positive and focusing on the here and now is one of the key aspects of having a healthy mind.
Managing stress can be difficult in this day and age especially with ever growing families and demanding jobs. It’s vital to make time just for you, or to do things you enjoy to bring those stress levels down, whether that be a soak in the bath, a gym session or even that quality time with family and friends.
Keeping active and having a healthy body is a major part of having a healthy mind, if you feel good in yourself, that will reflect on how you see life and how you react to challenging situations. Exercise also releases a chemical called endorphins, this triggers a positive feeling within the body, which will reflect on your mood.
It’s been proven that having a healthy balanced diet also provides benefits to your mind. A lot of us are guilty of being too busy in the morning to eat a proper breakfast, maybe just grabbing a quick slice of toast or a small bowl of cereal. Maintaining a healthy diet is not only good for your mind but it also gives your body its essential energy to run efficiently.
Getting your beauty sleep is key to all of the above. When you drift off for the night, this is when your body works its hardest. It’s the time your body repairs itself from the busy day it’s had and it gives your brain the opportunity to process all the information you’ve absorbed that day. Your brain filters through of all the unimportant information it doesn’t need and stores what’s important.