A healthy mind is every bit as important as a healthy body. After all, the brain controls all the functions of the human body. And while we focus much of our energy on creating a healthy body, we often forget to work on keeping our minds healthy.
Here are five ways to relax your brain and keep it happy.
Set aside a few minutes each day to meditate. Keep it simple. Find a comfortable place to sit. Close your eyes. Focus on reciting a positive mantra. “I am present” or “I love me”. When your mind wanders, as it surely will, simply refocus your mind on your mantra.
Take a few minutes to focus on your breathing. Find a comfortable place to sit. Close your eyes. Slowly inhale through the nose, filling your abdomen first, then your lungs. Reverse the process as you exhale through the mouth. When your mind wanders to other things, refocus your mind on your breathing.
3. Be in the Moment
Put away all your electronics. Be present. Spend time in this moment. Pay attention to your surroundings and the people near you.
4. Stay in Touch
Your social network is one of your best tools for handling stress. Talk to others — preferably face-to-face, or at least on the phone. Share what’s going on. You can get a fresh perspective while keeping your connection strong.
Exercise reduces stress, tension, and anxiety. Take time each day to keep your body strong and healthy. Your may find that your brain will become stronger, healthier and happier too!
Yours In Fitness,
Colleen Ketchum, BeyondBarre Founder