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Secret of a healthy life lies in a healthy mind

November 6, 2023 1:13 PM IST

‘A Healthy Mind leads to a Healthy and Happy Life’. It is not just a quote, but a reality. However, being oblivious of the fact, we tend to ignore the state of our mind, focussing much upon outer appearances. This is the reason why it is often hard to have a calmness of mind, though, it has numerous benefits, including increased productivity, improved quality of life, and potentially a longer lifespan. Here are some essential tips to help you maintain a calm and healthy mind-

1. Honour your cravings – While eating healthy is important, it doesn’t mean ignoring your cravings. Ignoring them may lead us to irritation and decreased focus on work. Feed according to your need.

2. Take power naps and establish a sleep schedule – Taking a 20-minute nap during work can boost productivity. A proper sleep schedule allows your mind to rest and rejuvenate. Close the laptop and take that nap now.

3. Embrace meditation – Although initially perceived as mundane, meditation proves beneficial for long-term mental well-being. Incorporating this practice into your routine will yield positive results over time. This can help you confront anxiety, mood swings, and also with migraines.

4. Set aside worry time – Allocating dedicated moments to address stressors can be highly effective. By designating specific periods for worrying, you free yourself from constant anxiety and create space for a happier day.

5. Set realistic goals – Setting attainable goals and showing self-compassion are crucial for mental well-being. Striving for progress rather than perfection helps prevent feelings of inadequacy or self-criticism. It’s okay to take one step at a time.

6. Engage in continuous learning – Actively engaging in intellectual stimulation through activities like reading, puzzles, or learning new skills promotes cognitive health and enhances memory and cognitive function. Spare time to have some fun learning.

7. Walking outdoors – Strolling amidst nature is a vital tonic, ensuring your mind remains vibrant and free from the clutches of depression. Walking outdoors without your phone in hand helps you observe your surrounding.

8. Establishing a spiritual bond – Going to spiritual places and giving yourself time to connect to your soul is a promised way to a calm mind.

9. Connecting to your loved ones – Last but the most important point is to talk with people who make you smile more, connect to your old friends, talk to your family more often, and you’ll feel the stress flying away from you.

It’s wonderful to find moments of calmness in our fast-paced world. With everyone constantly chasing goals and striving to look good, it’s crucial to prioritize mental well-being. By prioritizing these practices, you’ll cultivate a healthier mind that serves as the foundation for overall well-being in life’s journey toward happiness and success.

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