Unusually Helpful: Lifestyle Hacks that Boost Your Brain Power

By Amy Taylor on May 17, 2017

Your brain is one of the most important and delicate organs in your body. It’s more like the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer. It directs what the rest of your organs do. And your brain works 24 hours a day non-stop to serve its purpose. So, it is just necessary that you take good care of it and ensure that its needs are being met.

You’ve probably heard about some brain-boosting techniques that you can do, such as exercising, meditation, and proper diet. But apart from these, there are other things you can add to the list. Below are some surprising lifestyle hacks that can make tremendous impact to your brain health.

Get in the sun.

There’s one good reason to go out more often – getting your daily dose of the sunshine vitamin boosts your brain power.

Clean more often.

Keeping your home space clean and organised affects your brain too, that is why you feel good looking at a neat and clutter-free environment. It promotes thought clarity, which then boosts productivity. So before you start your workday, take some time to tidy up your desk. You will be surprised at how it makes you feel comfortable, less stressed, and more focused at work.

Talk about your distress.

Don’t keep them all inside. Otherwise, your emotional burdens may pile up and wreck your mental health. Speak to an understanding and trustful colleague, family member, or better yet – a therapist. Talking about your distress is a wonderful lifestyle habit that aids in emotional regulation. It can lower your risk of depression and other mental illnesses.

Keep in touch with friends.

Yes, your friends affect your brain health too. So never neglect your social relationships. Make time for your friends and take effort to keep in touch. Be generous with your hugs. Hugging boosts the production of serotonin – the feel-good chemical in your brain.

Take up a fun hobby.

Remember the saying – work hard, play harder? That’s right. If you’re going to be too serious and just work, work and work, you’d end up suffering from both a physical and mental health problem. Have fun too. Take up a hobby, whether it’s a sport or a creative task. Do something different from your usual 9-5 job.

Disconnect.

In this digitally savvy world, our brains are constantly whirring. Take time to disconnect and recharge your brain. Instead of spending your leisure time or breaks on social media, opt for something that is totally relaxing or an activity where you enjoy the present moment.

Poor brain health means poor mental health. With these lifestyle hacks, you can make a dramatic impact to your cognitive health. Not only will you become sharper and better, you’d also feel happier!

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