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Exercise is a big thing on social media these days. Everyone who is anyone follows personal trainers, diet moguls and inspirational success stories for new exercising techniques. In the last few years, for example, HIIT workouts have become ever more popular, encouraging people to fit in a workout at some point in the day no matter what. It’s easy to understand: people exercise their bodies for many reasons. The first is the way that exercise makes them feel and the second is the way that they are perceived by the public around them. Failing to take care of yourself has impacts on your health, your confidence, and your thinking. So, why wouldn’t you do everything that you could to ensure that your mind was just as exercised as your body?
Knowledge is power, right? So, whether you have goals that will help you to have a happier life, or you have a need to learn as much as you can while you can, expanding your mind has to be a priority for you. Below, you’ll find five ways to expand your mind, which will give you the tools that you need to have that happier life that you crave.
Surrounding yourself with people who are inspirational, insightful and motivational is a good way to get your brain to emulate those you admire. You become what you admire and half the time, that is a subconscious thing. Children raised by doctors often become doctors, for example. Taking a remote coaching session with inspirational teachers that you want to be like is a good way to get yourself there. The internet allows you to find mentors, insightful individuals and people you want to be exactly like at the click of a button.
Learning how to meditate and train your brain to relax is so important for your expanded mind. Meditation is an Eastern practice that dates back for thousands of years. It’s a practice that can help you to keep your focus, reduce your stress levels and make you far more stable emotionally. You can become far better at making comprehensive and correct decisions – so, why not sign up for your local class and learn how?
Continuous improvement with the use of tools such as podcasts is a great way to help your mind to expand. You need to learn how to use the time that you have in the day to educate yourself. Plugging into podcasts and educational, informative radio shows and audio books can help you to absorb information on the go. You can listen while you commute, clean, cook – anything that doesn’t require you to drive, really!
Learning a new language can expand your mind in ways that you never thought possible. It’s a complex thing, language, and you can learn one and add a totally new vocabulary to your book. This can help you to have a higher intelligence level and a flexibility mentally that wasn’t there before.
Expanding the mind is going to mean you have a life that is richer, fuller and more satisfying. Don’t discount your chance to be better.