Here are a few tips to keep your mind healthy.
Be intentional. Feed your mind at least 1 hour a day with some positive material. I use a combination of the bible, books, podcasts, sermons, and audiobooks.
Be quiet. Sit quietly, reflect and pray for at least five - twenty minutes a day. I like to do it first thing in the morning. Stillness helps me clear my head and put’s my focus on what matters.
Read every day. Scripture, devotionals, and growth-focused books can help keep your mind sharp. I make it a goal of mine to read at least one book per month. Do you have a reading goal?
Join a Group. There is a group of people out there who share your same interests and passions for life. Find them. Meet or talk at least once per month to share ideas, inspiration, or goals.
Be aware. Mostly about screen time. TV and social media are the easiest ways we can waste time and churn inefficiently through the day. It’s a way to unwind, yes, but be aware of how much screen time you use each day and try to cut it in half, replacing it with reading a book.
Start a journal. Write down your best ideas, don’t merely trust your memory. Write down at least one thought or idea you have each day. Write positive affirmations or what you’re grateful for. Use your journal as a time e of documentation and reflection.
Just as you take care of your body by eating right and exercising, you can do things to care for your mind.