Keeping your mind power in the best shape possible is essential to keeping up a busy lifestyle. There are a number of things you can do while on the go to keep you alert, and there are measures you can take at home to prepare you for your busiest days. Even small behavioral changes can have a big impact on your ability to function on big, hectic days.
Being able to release the stresses of a long day will help you get the most out of your sleep. Good sleep and good rest allow your body to recharge so that in the morning, you will be ready for the day’s adventures. Bad sleep is the number one way to have a bad day. Waking up still tired will make you cranky and less able to concentrate on important things all day. There are many good reasons you might not be able to sleep at your best, including work projects, but try going to bed early enough one night a week and see if you notice a difference.
From the moment you wake up, try to keep your brain in a balanced state of stimulation. If you drive to work, you know traffic is likely going to be heavy. Instead of spending all your efforts on traffic, try doing something in your car to calm yourself. An easy listening or light rock radio station (or your own similar music) can help you balance the unavoidable stress, leaving your mind power free for the rest of the day.
At work, it is important to take breaks and clear your head. Have some implements in your workspace that can help you relax. Stress dolls are one option, but a miniature Zen sand garden should not be ruled out either. Shop around for an option that appeals to you. You might not even need a physical object to help you relieve stress. Some alternative ideas could be to have a few positive affirmations, taking deep breaths, or some kind of calming chant.
Even though you are changing some of your behaviors, it is important that you remain in a comfortable place. Faze yourself into these lifestyle adjustments so as not to shock you. With this better balance in your life, your mind power will become noticeably stronger. Enjoy the benefit of having a clearer focus, more capable imagination or even an increase in things you are able to remember.