Life does not have a fixed definition. Different people have different ideas of what life should be like. For some, it is like a roller coaster ride, and for others, it is peaceful sailing. For most people, life consists of ups and downs, highs and lows, times of happiness and sorrow. we human beings go through a lot of different circumstances during the course of our lives. Some of these experiences make us strong, some teach us lessons, and some break us emotionally and you must check out these seven habits for a happy brain.
We all go through different emotional phases in life, depending on the situations we are dealing with. There are happy phases when everything is going right. There are optimistic phases, when even failures can’t quash our hopes. And then there are phases when nothing seems right and we are consumed by hopelessness. The best thing about life is that change is the only constant. Nothing ever remains the same.
But no matter what situation you are in, it is very important to keep your mind happy. Your brain is an extremely important organ, so don’t let any situation rob it of happiness.
How can you achieve a healthy and happy brain? Truth be told, happiness is a habit that can be cultivated over a period of time. It is possible to train your brain to be happy and positive during every emotional phase of life.
Here are seven habits that will help you keep your brain happy:
There should be no excuse for skipping your daily walk or exercise regimen. Doing any sort of physical activity supplies your brain with more oxygen, thus keeping it happy and refreshed. Being physically fit helps you make sound decisions in life, no matter how bad the present situation is. When people get stressed, they tend to stop all their physical activities, which ultimately leads to depression. Engaging in some kind of physical activity is extremely important for keeping your brain happy. Exercise if you are happy, exercise if you are sad. No excuses.
2) Find something positive in every situation
It is very common for people to start talking negatively as soon as something goes wrong. The feeling that “only bad things happen to me” becomes overwhelming, and the future seems black. At such times, you should reflect on how the situation could be worse. Think about others who are in even more unpleasant situations. Consider how they can make their situation better or break out of their gloom.
3) Be grateful
Always be grateful for the good things in your life. Celebrate every positive aspect of your life, big or small. Most of the time, we take our good fortune for granted. Having good health, enough food to eat, clothes to wear, a family, and great friends are some of the basic things you can be grateful for. Start your day by thinking about these small things that make your life wonderful and happy.
4) Unplug regularly
In today’s hustle and bustle, we are so engaged in our daily routines that we tend to forget about ourselves. Everyone is competing to be successful, to earn more money, to give their children a better education, to buy a big house. In doing so, however, we completely neglect our inner peace. It is important to break out of our daily routine once in a while. Disengaging periodically by pursuing a hobby like painting, singing, dancing, or playing a musical instrument will help you recharge for the next lap of this never-ending race.
5) Be kind
Kindness is like an act of charity that comes back to you in double measure. Being kind to others not only makes them happy, it brings happiness to the person showing kindness. It gives you a feeling of peace and makes you feel good about yourself. It gives you a sense of satisfaction and brings meaning to your life. Doing something for others without expecting any payback gives immense happiness to the brain. Most of the time, it is what we expect from others that hurts us. Giving up your expectations results in a happy brain.
6) Learn something new
Learning is a never-ending journey. There is no age limit on learning something new. Developing a new skill increases the density of the white matter in the brain, which enhances your performance on a number of tasks. It activates neurons in the brain, allowing electrical impulses to travel faster across newly formed neural pathways. Just like your body, your brain needs exercise. The process of learning is like exercise for your brain. Also, it keeps your brain occupied, denying negative thoughts the opportunity to thrive.
Writing is liberating. Jotting down your positive experiences every day helps keep your brain happy. How does this actually work? Writing about your positive experiences lets you relive them, both while you are writing and whenever you read your notes. The more you practice this habit of writing, the more time you will spend thinking positively and feeling happy. There is no better way of keeping your brain happy than to keep it full of positive thoughts.
These are only a few tips for keeping your brain happy. Each human being is different, so these practices might work for some people, but not for others. The best way to be happy is to find the things that work for you. There is no fixed set of rules for doing this. It is up to you to explore the possibilities and try out different habits. No matter what you do, be sure to keep your brain happy, and everything else will follow.
Andy D’SilvaI have been working closely with Dr. Bharat Sangani for quite some time. I have been mostly managing the Health wing of Dr. Sangani’s Health, Wealth, and Wisdom University. As a team, I am enthusiastic to dissipate the importance of a healthy life to all the individuals who wish to be part of Dr. Sangani’s university.