You take care of your body and spirit regularly, right? But what about your mind? Your mind keeps you going, keeps you organized, keeps you balanced, and what do we do for our ever-important brains? This month, let’s focus our affirmations on our thought-producing, life-directing, awe-inspiring minds.
I Feed My Mind, As Well.
As you recite your affirmations for love, peace and health, add in some for your mind. Simply saying “I feed my mind, as well,” can help you remember to make time for activities that keep your brain healthy and happy, too!
How to Feed Your Mind
There’s more to feeding your mind than picking up the closest physics textbook, though if that’s your thing, that’s a great way, too! Here are some affirmations to keep you focused on fueling your mind.
- I eat to nourish my mind. Did you know certain foods and supplements can give you big brain boosts? Try wild caught salmon, avocados, berries and dark chocolate to name a few. Foods rich in omega fatty acids, phytochemicals and inflammation-fighting ingredients are a thumbs up for your brain.
- I move to nourish my body and mind. Exercise increases brain function and even creates new brain cells. Get off the couch, get your blood pumping and know you are improving your mental capabilities, too.
- I think positively to enhance my mind. Stress and worried thoughts can damage neurons in the brain and prevent new ones from being created. Though it’s impossible to eliminate every stress or doubt you have in your mind, do your best to replace as many as possible with positive thoughts. Use affirmations designed to calm yourself, and you’ll be boosting your brain power too! Take your negative thoughts or worries and create a positive affirmation from them. For example, if you believe you will never get the department head position at work, try reciting “I embrace my new position as department head and am so fulfilled.” You’ll change your outlook on the situation, and when you change your outlook, often the sky is the limit!
- I read to expand and nourish my mind. Filling your mind with new information and encouraging your critical thinking skills is one of the best ways to feed your brain. You’ll create new neuropathways and help ward off diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- I get adequate sleep to fuel my body and mind. Getting a minimum of eight hours of sleep a night can positively impact nearly every part of your body and life. Adequate sleep helps lower stress levels, maintain healthy body weight, and keep you functioning at your mental and physical best. Turn in early and wake up feeling renewed.
- I try new things to feed my mind and soul. Just like with reading, finding new interests and hobbies creates new pathways in the brain. You’ll feed your natural curiosity, and will often get lost in your new task, creating a mindfulness experience that relaxes and refreshes you.
If you want to put more focus on nurturing and expanding your mind and spirit, contact me. I’m here to guide you on your path to self-care, happiness and a life of overall wellness.
A nurse for more than 25 years, Karen David is a Certified Wellness Coach and Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist. She brings her passion for well living and calm presence to empower others in health and wellness. Karen is CEO of Live Life Well, LLC.
This article is for informational purposes only. Practices, services or products described are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please speak with a doctor before beginning any new health regimen.