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Why And How You Should Practice Mental Fitness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

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Why And How You Should Practice Mental Fitness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
The importance of physical fitness is all over the media, and there is a good reason for that fuss. When you keep your body healthy, you will prevent many serious health conditions and preserve your well-being for longer. However, the aspect of health that's not getting enough attention is mental fitness.

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Practice mental fitness

Mental fitness simply means to cultivate positive values and keep your mind active towards something that will make you happy.

Mental fitness is the only way to prevent mental aging.

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How to practice mental fitness

  • The best way to keep your mind focused, steady, and undisturbed is meditation
  • Read a lot and widely. Learn something new every day, but don’t limit yourself to superficial knowledge.
  • Do anything that would challenge your intellect and test your memory.
  • Engage in meaningful conversations with the people you love about a wide range of topics.
  • Have a hobby
  • Turn off the TV and spend a few days away from the computer

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Keep in sync with your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle

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Your brain secretes more melatonin when it’s dark, making you sleepy, and less when it’s light, making you more alert. 

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During the day:

  • Expose yourself to bright sunlight in the morning. 
  • Spend more time outside during daylight. 
  • Let as much natural light into your home or workspace as possible.

At night:

  • Avoid bright screens within 1-2 hours of your bedtime.
  • Say no to late-night television.
  • Don’t read with backlit devices. 
  • When it’s time to sleep, make sure the room is dark.
  • Keep the lights down if you get up during the night.

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