In today’s fast paced world as more and more pressures seem to pop up every day, it’s vital to reduce the negative effects of stress on the body. Just as we intend to keep unwanted weeds from our manicured lawn, the effects of stress can cripple your brain function. A daily mental workout will chop away those stress weeds and create a more ideal environment for your mind to function. Stress causes anxiety and mood disorders, you become restless, impatient. It’s physiological effects include headaches, increased heart rate and high blood pressure. Its emotional effects can decrease cognitive function causing restlessness and automatic negative talk making it harder to concentrate and perform at your best.
A daily mental workout will train the brain to focus on your goals. How do you set about trying to accomplish your goals. Do you have any goals? How did you reach your goals in the past? The human brain is made of 100 billion neurons, make full use of it to set out a course to reach your goals. It’s your best friend, a super computer ready to fulfill your commands. The wonderful thing about it is that as you hit each goal, it rewards itself by sending out more feel good neurons into your system to motivate you to set even more targets. It’s hard to reach a goal until you yourself plan it out first.
It’s important that we exercise our brain daily. We build new connections and learn new ways to solve problems, create more information and data that our brain can process. If you make it a goal to expand your brain, you may create innovative solutions to present day challenges. New learning stimulates those brain waves into action. Furthermore whenever you get stuck on a task, take a break and perform some other task and return later to see if new ideas materialized.