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Polishing Your Brain

August 26th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 48 secs

Why not go crazy in the garden? Your brain will love it.

Why not go crazy in the garden? Your brain will love it.

How much thought do you give to your brain? It’s silly really. The very part of us that we rely on for thinking and we barely give it a thought. It’s high time we gave our brain a little more TLC.

How can you help your head? Lets consider a few key themes to give yours a boost. First there’s food. Consider what you chew through and guzzle down is providing all the building blocks to grow and sustain this marvelous creation. While you can survive on rubbish cuisine, your noggin won’t thank you. Indeed, starving your brain of good nutrition makes you forgetful, confused, and less likely to remember (now there’s a good excuse next time you forget something crucial).

Then there’s running around like a hairy goat. You might decide that’s a bad think but brains like all that physical exercise as it gets oxygen-rich blood flowing in (and that’s good). So go ahead and do all the running around you can (even dashing about like a headless chicken if it helps). Just blend in some daily galloping time and your brain will love you for it.

Then, there’s experience. Brains thrive on it, especially if it includes enough novelty. So going to different places, meeting new people, reading different books, watching new shows, parachuting out of planes, and talking to buffalo… whatever! Just give your brain enough fresh stimulation and you will actually be helping it to grow, whatever your age. Yes, brains love stimulation, so go and give it something to write home about.

Meditation, as I recently mentioned, can also help your brain settle down. Calming your churning thoughts is a good way to promote improved focus and that in turn makes you a veritable whiz at concentration.

Oh and you can forget all that multitasking trouble. It just muddles up your mind and dilutes your awareness, until you actually think you’re great at multitasking, even though you’re not (neuroscientists have found a whopping 98.5% of people become worse at their tasks when they multitask).

So eat well, exercise in fun ways, and give your mind stimulus along with some focused attention and your brain will go wild with excitement.

But, hang on; I’ve missed something else that’s crucial to do. Like the other elements, this one will also please your brain no end and it’s called…. getting enough rest (Which is just what I plan on doing right now). Nighty night!

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