My 2013 Brain Diet
I want to share one of my New Yearâs resolutions with you.Â You see, Iâm putting myself on a diet of sorts.Â Not a biological diet, rather a mental diet.Â Just like someone would eat better and exercise if they wanted to lose weight, Iâm replacing bad mental stimuli with good ones and using my brain for productive uses.Â Iâm looking to improve my brainâs âhealthâ.Â Again, Iâm not talking about biological health, Iâm talking about improving the way I think.
Iâm starting by reading more books.Â Iâm looking to read books that are not only enjoyable, but that are going to help improve my brain as well.Â While pretty much every book is better than watching TV, Iâm sticking to a diet of books that help improve my thinking and mental capacity.Â The first one is a beginnerâs book about Zen.Â Iâm not looking to achieve enlightenment or anything, but I have heard good things about Zen practitionersâ ways of thinking.Â I chose the book because I feel it will help me overcome mental obstacles.
I also have begun a brain training regimen on a website dedicated to improving brain function.Â This is the exercise part of my diet.Â Instead of playing Words with Friends for hours a day, Iâm going to spend that time doing brain training exercises that are designed to improve brain health.Â This should help in areas of mental organization, memory and creativity.Â Plus, the exercises are kind of fun so itâs a win-win.
The third area of my mental diet is to have a more positive outlook across the board.Â There is a lot to be said for keeping a bright outlook.Â If you think good things, good things will happen.Â Iâm not sure why it works this way but it does.Â Try it out sometime.
If youâre looking for another New Yearâs resolution, think about a brain diet.Â It will help in all areas of your life and you never know, you just may lose weight!