Improve Your Mental Fitness TODAY with these 5 Simple Steps
Doing some of simplest things in life can improve your mental fitness by retraining your mental agility and improving your wellbeing. The online Psyblog reported on a range of studies with a variety of findings and here are the top five simple ways that work for me:
Focus on the Positive
We all have an inbuilt Negativity Bias, which we can counteract by regular positive self-talk. It is as simple as reflecting on the three successes of the day when you go to bed. Start today, and continue every day.
Look out the Window
Natural light is healthier for you and looking out the window gives you the feeling of greater perspective, especially if it’s a landscape view.
Since I’m not a gym junkie I enjoy the benefits of a daily walk. Compared with inactivity even ‘mild’ levels of physical activity are linked to 50% better mental fitness. Be active when you can as it gets your body and mind working.
Especially be calm with the small stuff. If you become irritated by anything and everything your mind becomes over active, stimulated and disturbed. Learn to gloss over the small road bumps in life by focusing on the longer term and you’ll improve your mental fitness.
Don’t Watch the News
I certainly practice this one. The news is always bad and often disturbing and the research shows that viewing violent news events on social media can cause symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Developing and strengthening your mental fitness will enable you to handle stress more effectively. You will achieve this through making fundamental changes to the way you think about problems and by developing the tactics and strategies that mentally tough people use.
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