Looking after our mind is probably one of the hardest things we struggle with as we age. Many of us become affected and overpowered by the chaotic nature of the world and the various difficult situations life often puts us in.
You may find yourself asking things like, what can I do? Or, something with a more demoralized attitude, that’s just how the world works.
The good news is that there is something you can do to make life not only more enjoyable but thrilling. It starts with these simple and natural techniques that help you reconnect your body with your mind.
It is also one of the most difficult to do.
Today, our minds are consistently attacked by the newest trends in diets, bodybuilders and fitness guru’s who will swear to you the magic of X product or the latest diet trend .
I want you to learn to avoid the noise that is often associated with following trends – the headlines can’t be right one week then wrong the next!
Things will always change in that market making choosing a good diet even harder.
Instead focus on a more simple diet technique that only really restricts the amount that you eat not what you eat.
Yes, it is still important that you eat healthily and try to avoid sugary foods but I recommend – whether you are trying to either gain or loss weight – to just simply track calories as best you can.
If you are someone who is trying to lose weight a good calorie deficit would be about 300-200 lower than the recommended daily allowance (about 2,000 if you’re female, about 2,400 if you’re male).
If you’re in the small group who are trying to gain weight, then an additional 200-500 calorie surplus from the recommended values.
But be aware that fitness also plays an important role in achieving mental calmness. Which does in fact require you to replenish the calories you burned off.
For example. to lose weight you want to start a calorie deficient at 200, eating only 1,800 – 2,200 calories a day. But if you work out and burn. say, 500 calories then you need to take account of those as well, other wise you could see negative effects with your health over the long-run.
I have personally incorporated this technique into my own routine and found reading books to be one of the most calming things I have ever done.
If your ultimate goal is to achieve mental clarity and peacefulness, it is a good idea to start reading books.
What subjects? The answer is very simple, almostt anything.
If you find cooking an activity that you enjoy then buy a recipe book,
if you’re more of a business savvy person, buy some books about personal finance or business growth or success,
If you’re more of a techie person, buy a book on the latest tech inventions.
The possibilities are near enough endless.
Not only does this habit help you escape from negative news media, it is also helping you train the most powerful tool in your body, your brain. No one can take away knowledge. Reading is genuinely the sharpening of your mind.
Fitness is one of the greatest tools in achieving a calmer mind.
We all have a body and our bodies were designed to move.
In fact it is one of the many ways we carry stress – if you’ve ever had an aching back or tired neck but don’t know why, it’s your body’s way of holding onto some of life’s daily stress.
You can release that stress with exercise.
You might consider fitness to be one of the harder points in this list but I can assure you, fitness is as easy as walking. Yes, that’s true.
Really, all you have to do is promise yourself that you will walk 1 mile at least 5 times a week.
Your body might even reward you with some extra muscle mass from your exercise routine. If you continually invest time into creating a routine eventually it will become a lifestyle.
Then, later, you might want to start doing yoga to stretch out your stressed muscles and begin meditating before you go to bed.
If you consistently follow these three simple steps you will see improvements in your overall mental, and physical health, along with a vast majority of new knowledge and experience you will gain.
These steps however, are a commitment and you should do your best to keep to them to achieve a quieter mind.