If you’re ready to take steps to healthier habits and need help getting out of an emotional rut, here are 10 tips for living a brain healthy and happy life…
Take Care of yourself
Like it or not, stress is a normal and unavoidable part of living. How you treat your body, and brain, may well determine your ability to function in an increasingly busy world. Taking care of yourself may require that you seek out additional help. As a mother of two children I do have periods where I do not put my needs first and sadly this can lead to exhaustion which reflects on my families well being too. A simple 30-minute alone time in the bath, can make a huge difference. When things get too overwhelming try sitting in a place where you can visibly see nature and just take a few minutes alone to reflect and gain peace focusing on your breathing.
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Get a Move On
Physical exercise is perhaps the single most important thing you can do to keep your brain healthy. Exercise can boost blood flow and other positive nutrients to the brain, increase your levels of dopamine and generate new brain cells that can help the brain self-regulate and calm down. Walking can help you clear your mind, decrease anxious thoughts, improve your mood and burn some calories all at the same time. I understand that exercise may be the last task you may want to complete BUT once you have done it, you will certainly feel so much better.
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Find Support in your Community
Having a strong community means that support is just a phone call, email or visit away. Spending time in a positive community of like-minded people is a wonderful way to boost your bliss hormones, such as oxytocin. To improve your emotional well-being, focus your energy on people who are positive and engage in healthy habits. Spending too much time with people who possess a negative attitude on life can impact your emotions. It is always positive to help others who are in need but it is also important to focus your energy on yourself too.