We’re well and truly into 2015 now and many of us are guilty of making the same New Year’s Resolution: to get fitter. But mental fitness is just as important as physical health and it shouldn’t be neglected. Exercise your mind, not just your body!
We all know that feeling when you finally get to bed after long day and your body begins to relax but your mind won’t follow. This might be due to daily worries, something that you’re nervous about or maybe feeling unprepared for the next day. Sound familiar? It might be time to add a little more positive activity into that mind of yours.
Here are a few points that will help exercise your mind:
- Don’t multitask! It creates more problems than it solves. If you choose to focus on one task at a time, it won’t just improve your concentration, but it will help you to see the bigger picture, and get you pointed toward in a productive and positive direction.
- Remind yourself why you’re great! Make a list of your qualities and remind yourself that no one is perfect (in fact, it’s impossible!) and set yourself goals for what you would like to improve, but never stretch yourself too thin.
- Why not try something different? New experiences will set you on the path to exercising your mind, such as trying new foods, learning new things and travelling to new places, which can improve your memory and expand your horizons – also it gives you an excuse to have a holiday!
- Break old habits! Increasing your brain activity helps you see the world in a completely different way and you can achieve this by breaking out of your normal routine which can help keep your brain young and healthy.
Mental fitness does not have time consuming and remember it’s important to relax! It will help you feel better and think more clearly. Schedule a mental fitness break into your calendar right next to your workout schedule. Your mind and your health are worth it.