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Our brain is a vital part of our body. It is the thing which controls how we move, speak, feel and who we are as a person. The brain is an organ which seems to be often neglected by people when they work on their bodies, and today we are going to talk about why that shouldn’t be the case. Your brain house’s your mind, and your mind is what allows you to be conscious, to read this sentence and make sense of the world. Looking after our mind and keeping it healthy through life is crucial for happiness, and we need to ensure that we take the time to really work on it throughout the years. Here are some of the ways you can keep your mind healthy and happy throughout life.
The first thing we can do to keep our mind and brain strong throughout life is learning. Learning is a great way to create new neural pathways and strengthen the brain. You can prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s by continually learning through life and you can be a more successful person too. For example, if you work in business and you take an online masters in management, you can be more successful as a whole and you will also be able to earn more money to look after the people you love.
Do something creative
Creativity is something which we all have locked inside us, and we simply need to find a way to let it pour out. Maybe you enjoy writing, singing, painting, cooking or photography… if you can do something creative and find a way to let out your feelings your mind will be much happier for it. When you see yourself create something whether it be art or a small story, you feel pride and this can be a wonderful boost in your mood. It stimulates the brain and also allows us to stay active throughout the day.
Books are the ultimate form of escapism. If you are a bookworm you will know that a good book can take you out of your current world and completely transport you to somewhere else. It can feel as if you are immersed in a new land and you can learn some new language and vocabulary during your stay. Reading is good for us because it widens our perspective and allows us to imagine things we have never come across in our lives. It improves our mood and can stop our mind from getting stuck in a rut and suffering with depression or anxiety.
Eat better foods
As we know, 80% of our health is down to the foods we put into our bodies. It works for our muscles and the rest of our body, and it also stands true for the brain. If you want to keep your mind happy and healthy you need to watch what you eat. There are some foods such as oily fish which contain omega 3 and 6 oils, these are both amazing for the brain and they give us the ability to retain more information and learn more effectively. Make sure to eat a health diet and your brain will benefit.