SIX (6) EASY WAYS TO SERVE YOUR MIND
Our minds are the most powerful tools we carry as human beings. The tactful use of our minds is what distinguishes us from animals. Like any other tool, for example, fire, which can be used positively and yet, can be most dangerous to us; we could be master of our minds or slaves to it.
Leaving our minds inactive to our infantile instincts or feeding our minds with negativity leaves us slaves to our own minds.
When we are able to give ourselves to positivity by consciously allowing and engaging our minds to go through any process or situation or information of any sort, we become masters of our minds. By positivity we tend to have a positive outlook towards everything we do.
Let’s look at our minds as a muscle which we need to exercise with positive feed. These exercises can be done by merely dedicating some time every now and then to doing the tiniest of routines which have great outcomes.
Here are six ways you can feed your brain and increase intelligence.
Instead of taking everything at face value, get into the habit of questioning everything. This could even be products, services and processes that you come into contact with on a day-to-day basis – such as the way the car wash machine works or the way a new building is being demolished down the street. Think of how you would or could improve upon everyday things. By being curious and questioning everything, you force your brain to innovate and create new ideas.
When you experience something new, you stimulate your brain. Avoid getting stuck doing the same old things. The only way to change the structure of your brain is to try new things. This creates new neural pathways, increasing your intelligence. You could take a new route to work, try new clothing, challenge yourself to a new task or even try a new form of exercise. Mix it up!
Discipline yourself to memorize phone numbers and other important numbers (passport numbers, credit card, insurance, driving license, etc.). Your memory is also a muscle that needs training, and modern technology has made us lazy! Don’t reach for the iPhone; use the memory in your head instead!
Stress and anxiety kill existing brain neurons and also stop new neurons from being created. Research has shown that positive thinking, especially in the future tense, speeds up the creation of cells and dramatically reduces stress and anxiety. Try and take control of negative thoughts, and make an effort to replace them with positive ones.
Reading relieves tension and stress (brain-cell killers), because it’s a form of distraction. Research has also shown that using your imagination is a great way to train your brain, because you force your mind to picture what you are imagining. Reading is a great way to trigger your imagination and fuel your creative genius.
Sleep is like a mini detox for the brain. This is when your body regenerates cells and removes all the toxins that have built up during the day. Get to bed between the hours of 9 pm and midnight to benefit from the most effective hours of sleep!
When we serve our minds with positivity, we are most likely to become the better versions of ourselves and come out with better output in our day to day lives.