5 Great Ways To Support Brain Health And Function
Your brain is a powerful tool. It can help you achieve great things if you learn how to strengthen it and use its awesome potential in effective ways. If you are looking to improve your life in areas such as work, personal relationships, and overall satisfaction and happiness, then focus on working your brain! When you do, you can achieve all that you have set out to do, and more than you could ever have imagined.
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Meditation is a wonderful method to clear your mind, reduce stress, and access your higher consciousness. It takes self control and commitment to learn to direct your attention away from your thoughts, but the benefits are amazing.
With practice, your meditation sessions can actually change your brainwave patterns into a deeper mode of thinking. When this happens, you heal negative thought patterns and deep seated beliefs that have been holding you back, and can set your imagination and capacity for problem solving free to come up with ideas and solutions you never before dreamed of. The most common form of meditation is to find a comfortable place to sit and focus on your breath or a mantra while observing and releasing any thought that comes up. If you find this difficult to do, you may want to try a guided meditation that walks you through breathing patterns, imagery, and sometimes a story to help you reach a deep meditative state.
The practice of being in the moment is called mindfulness. When you work on your mindfulness, you stop your obsessive thinking and fixation on future possibilities and learn to notice what is happening now. This helps you to analyze the reality of the moment and see it for what it is, and not what your imagination is trying to turn it into. Mindfulness helps you to become more present in the day, with both yourself and others.
Think of your brain function like a muscle in your body. If you want it to get stronger, then you need to feed and work it properly. Your brain also needs stimulation to grow and expand. Getting stuck in a routine and never presenting yourself with any intellectual challenges will cause your brain to get stagnant and sluggish. Develop a stronger and more powerful mind by taking some time each day to stimulate your thought processes. Try out some crosswords or puzzles. Play chess or read a book on a new topic. You could even spend some time brainstorming new ideas and coming up with unique solutions to make them work.
Refocus and healing
Sometimes the circumstances of life can cause you to fixate on a problem or develop anxiety or a stress disorder. If you are dealing with any uncomfortable symptoms like that, then use some tools to refocus your thoughts and heal your mind. Affirmations are good for redirecting your thought process into something positive. The more you repeat your statements, the firmer your belief in them gets. You can also try EFT tapping to reprogram your belief system and change how you view a problem or difficulty in life. There are so many modalities out there that can be helpful, that you’re sure to find one that resonates with you.
Body and mind practice
Another great way to support your brain health and benefit your body at the same time is through a gentle mind-body exercise such as yoga, qigong, tai chi, or even a breathwork practice. These types of activities help you to focus on the deep connection between your mind and body and how they interact and affect each other. All of them have a big focus on your breath, with or without accompanying movements. As you slow your breath you will notice you feel calmer, and your heart rate and blood pressure may even lower.
There are so many great ways that you can improve your cognitive function. The best part is that all of them have so many side benefits that will help you be happier and get greater satisfaction from your job, relationships, and all areas of your life.
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