Ever feel like your brain is clouding over? You’re having trouble staying focused? Or maybe simple tasks are just taking much longer than they should?
🧠 It could be that your brain needs a little boost.
We’ve talked about powering the brain with food and supplements (see my previous post), but that’s only part of the story. Brain function also depends on your everyday activities, movement, emotions, stress level, and more.
If you really want to achieve peak brain performance, consider adding in one or more of these 5 habits to boost brain power...
1️⃣ Move Your Body
Exercise gets your circulation flowing, reduces stress, and boosts your mood. It also triggers production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which maintains the health and connectivity of neurons in the brain.
2️⃣ Play Brain Games
Any activity that stimulates the brain qualifies as a brain game. Games like chess, Sudoku, or crossword puzzles enhance critical thinking and problem solving. Creative activities like drawing or playing a musical instrument help build new connections in the brain. Not sure what to do? Try a brain game app!
3️⃣ Practice Deep Breathing
Your brain needs oxygen. Deep breathing brings in more oxygen for the brain while also triggering a relaxation response to relieve stress—all of which are needed for peak brain performance.
The benefits of meditation extend far beyond relaxation. Meditation can help relieve stress and anxiety and boost mood. It can support mental clarity, focus, memory, and overall brain performance.
5️⃣ Program Positivity
A happy brain has the mental freedom to think clearly and come up with creative solutions. You can program your brain to be more positive by intentionally enjoying small moments of the day—whether it’s that first sip of coffee, completion of a small task, or greeting your loved ones at the end of the day.
Which of these brain boosting techniques do you already do? Do you have other ideas? I’d love to hear in the comments below ⤵️