Brain health is important for every one of us to ensure we are productive and live a fulfilling life. Planning, decision making and making innovations are some instances that you really need to have your brain sharp and up to the task. If you keep the brain underutilized, then for sure you are doing a great injustice not only to yourself but also to the world at large. It is one amazing organ through which most of the things you see were conceptualized and then developed. The machines you see never existed; some one thought about them and shared the idea and from there they were developed. However, to achieve this, you need to keep your cognitive health in check.
The kind of lifestyle most of us are leading today, we tend to neglect this and leave the brain to lose its mental edge. Some habits will surely make you lose your mental power and least productive. On the bright side, there are daily habits that you can adopt that will be sure to boost your memory and in the process improve your cognitive power.
1. Sleep Enough
Getting enough sleep is a sure way to keep your memory at peak. After the exhausting day, giving the body and mind a break will keep you energized the next day. It will also give the mind a chance to consolidated information learnt during the day at a deeper level of understanding. Sleep is important even for your general health and a glowing skin. It is the best appreciation you can ever give your body after a tiring day.
2. Exercise Some More
I can bet that this is not the first time that you have heard that exercise is crucial for you. You hear it all the time right? Apart from keeping your health in check, you also get is memory boost. When you exercise, you improve memory, attention and concentration. This is because blood flow to the brain is improved. If you are looking to get these amazing benefits, 30 minutes of your day every day for aerobic exercises. Don’t forget to incorporate a healthy eating. A high fiber diet for example will keep age related mental disorders at bay.
3. Limit Multitasking
Women can multi task, a saying we often use and which women take with pride. Well as it turns out it is not a great thing after all. Lifestyle news show that by multitasking you increase stress, elevate brain fatigue and weaken your mental productivity. By doing one thing at a time, you are able to concentrate more and give it your best. Confusion is also limited.
4. Stay organized
You are able to remember things better if you are organized. Summarizing all the activities that you are required to undergo will ensure you don’t forget any and the mind is kept at speed with all you are to do. You will also have an easier time locating things as you can easily tell where you placed them.
5. Look For Motivation And Inspiration
Neural connections are built better and faster if the brain is motivated. In so doing, you become happier and more determined to achieve goals you may be having. Motivation comes in various forms such as pursuing a hobby or identifying your passion and pursuing it. You may also look for a mentor who will help you in making your dreams come true.
6. Summarize Information
By building bottom line messages for the information you get, you will be able to create a long-term memory system, where you can retrieve information easily. Instead of trying to store all the information you get in memory (which is confusing and next to impossible), you can summarize the important facts and understand it in depth for storage in long-term memory.
7. Learn a New Skill
Learning new skills is both physically and mentally challenging. It helps in improving memory by challenging one to use and develop new pathways to the brain. For example, you may learn how to play a musical instrument or how to drive. You can take it a step further and learn a new language.
By adopting the above habits, you will be sure to have an easier time as you age and keep age related mental conditions (e.g. dementia and Alzheimer’s disease). Don’t forget to lead a healthy lifestyle which is crucial for the mind and your overall health. Above all, age gracefully and be happy with life.