By Gayle Brigges
When you hear the phrase “mind power,” what kind of things come to mind? Telekinesis? Manifestation? Perhaps your idea of increasing mind power is simply just to be able to recall more information, or raise your IQ. No matter the reason, there are steps you can take to reach those goals. Try out these 5 tricks that will help you improve the power of your brain.
Meditating is similar to cleaning your home. Imagine if you never really took the time to clean up your kitchen or bathroom. Things would certainly get cluttered and dirty after a while. Meditating will clear your mind and get rid of all the gunk and dirt you’ve built up. Most of the time, this gunk is just simply stressful thoughts, or worries. Try taking 10 minutes out of your day to sit back, close your eyes and breathe deeply. When thoughts begin to arise, focus your attention back to your breath. Just being in the moment for those 10 minutes will give you clarity for the rest of the day and allow you to focus on the tasks at hand more effectively. If you have more time, try increasing your meditation time to 1 hour.
What exactly does “eat clean” mean? Get rid of the junk food, processed or chemically ridden foods that may be in your home. Replace them with fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc. If you are a meat eater, go for grass-fed beef or cage-free, organic chicken.
Ridding your body of all those unnecessary chemicals will help clear your mind, allow you to focus and concentrate with ease and may also increase your memory. A great way to cleanse the body is through juicing. Try this recipe: 4 carrots, 1/2 cucumber, 1 beet and 1 celery rib.
Vitamin A, Vitamin E, B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Folic Acid and Magnesium all improve brain function. Okra, black beans, spinach, lentils and romaine lettuce are all great sources of folic acid. Mangoes, tomatoes, chard, broccoli, carrots and bell peppers are great sources of Vitamin C and Beta-Carotene. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, goji berries, etc. are also great because of their antioxidant levels. Essential Fatty Acids, like those found in nuts, are anti-inflammatory and can improve blood circulation. They also help improve mood and discourage depression. Almonds are a wonderful source of these fatty acids and are often recommended for brain health.
Get More Sleep
Sleep is essential for optimal brain function. It’s not just the amount of time you sleep, but the quality that’s so important. Have trouble with achieving deep sleep? Try meditating before bed. This may help you achieve a more restful slumber. Drinking chamomile tea will promote relaxation and help you fall asleep faster. I’m sure you’ve heard that 8 hours should be your goal, but that doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone. Find the time that works for you. Make sure to stick to a consistent schedule. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each morning – including weekends!
Work Your Brain
One of the greatest ways to improve the power of your mind is to exercise it. If you don’t use it, you lose it! Have fun with the exercises you choose. Try solving hard crossword puzzles, or play a game of Sudoku. Some doctors suggest playing a video game for a short period of time each day to help your brain focus on just one thing at a time.
Positivity is the key to any success in life. Never underestimate its power. If you go about anything with a negative attitude, it becomes awfully difficult to accomplish your goals. No one has ever built a successful business on the foundation of negativity. Replace those negative thoughts with positive ones. Anticipate happiness, joy and success with everything you do.
These five simple, ridiculously easy tips are the foundation to enhancing one’s mind power. Once you have cleared your mind, started getting all of the chemicals out of your body, start using your brain power more often, sleep better and have a positive outlook everything will seem cleared. Once you have placed the last brick on your foundation to mind power then you can really start your journey.
About the Author: Gayle Brigges enjoys reading up on mind power topics and have been a trainer for many years. This experience allowed her to write for many high end blogs and share her hobby with the world.
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