Never underestimate the power of a happy and healthy brain in making your life that little easier. Many of us get headaches and a foggy brain when things get too tough, or when we are run down. This is a universal sign that you need to take a step back and look after yourself.
Some times it feels like brains should have a ‘battery low’ signal flashing so we know it needs to be recharged. That would be handy!
But how to you recharge? Have you fallen into bad habits like me? I have always had a strict ‘I am overwhelmed’ routine… Perhaps your one is similar?
Step 1: Major meltdown/ panic about everything I have to do.
Step 2: Watching 5 hours of Netflix instead. (something action related so brain can totally zone out).
Step 3: Finish full box set, realise you have two hours left to do everything and finally start.
Step 4: Realise it all was actually not as scary as you thought and promise next time you will make a list and be organised.
Repeat over and over for about 15 – 20 years until cooked.
I may have missed a step in there that involved a trip to shop for chocolate and obligatory stress eating but you get my drift! 😛
It never mattered what I was doing- working, painting, cleaning (ok that last one was rare! 😛 ).. this cycle seemed to be embedded in my DNA. That’s why I now make sure to take some time to look after my brain so I don’t get stressed as quick. A healthier brain and body means dealing with unexpected times of stress easier.
Here are some little tips for keeping that brain happy! Pin them to the fridge as a reminder 🙂
What are your tips? We would love to hear them