Optimistic Ways to Take Care of Your Brain

Optimistic Ways to Take Care of Your Brain

Guest Article by Mary Jeanus:

         Let’s talk about Optimistic Ways to Take Care of Your Brain: Our brain is the most important organ in the human body. It controls and coordinates actions and reactions of a body, it allows us to think and feel, and it enables us to have memories and feelings. It helps in self monitoring, attention, concentration, awareness, personality building and many more functions. It basically makes us human.

As our brain performs number of functions it sometimes deals with illness as well, problems like anxiety disorders, depression, eating and personality disorders, and much more. There are numerous ways to treat to treat mental illness but there is a problem known as ADHD. This can be treated clinically by ADHD doctors near me, you and everywhere in the world, but there is better solution to this problem and other mental problems as well. And the solution to this is travelling. We know that travel opens your eyes to minutiae of life, and studies suggest that it opens up your brain as well.

Our brain contains billions of nerve cells arranged in a pattern that coordinate thought, emotion, behavior, movement and sensation. A complicated highway system of nerves connects your brain to the rest of the body so the communication can occur in split seconds. Even before the birth your brain works throughout your life to control your body’s function and helps you understand and interact with the world around you after birth.

Maintaining a healthy brain will help your mind stay clear and active, so that you can continue to work, rest and play.

This is how important our brain is. It needs to be taken care of more than any other part of your body. So there are many ways to take care of your brain. Some of them are regular exercise, plenty of sleep, healthy diet, travelling and so many more.

Travelling being the most optimistic way to treat your brain, it is very crucial part of life. It helps to rejuvenate, relax and recharge brain. It is the best way to get out of the busy schedule and relax the brain. Brain doing multiple tasks every minute of your life needs relaxation too or else it creates irreversible problems. Travelling is actually a good remedy for stress, anxiety and depression. It also improves the mental and physical health.

It is found that the people travelling feel less depressed and anxious, and their body shows changes too. It upholds happiness and helps individual to take their mind off stressful situations, which leads to lower cortisol levels, making you feel more calm and content. Such people have increased plasma levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor protein, which keeps nerve cells healthy and saw reductions in makers of stress and inflammation in the body.

Different aspects of travelling impact different parts of brain from which we are totally unaware. For example, hiking expands motor cortex, navigating expands parietal lobe, taking in scenic views helps visual complex and adapting to new situation expands frontal lobe. So when you travel, your brain expands for good.

Our brain is a learning center. Studies have found that brain never stops learning. By travelling and roaming around you will learn to adapt to a new environment and you will get more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

This is how your brain learns to learn. In order keep your brain smooth and healthy you need to keep it updated and working, new and different things make it more lively which in turn makes your body grow happy.

So travelling gets you out of your comfort zone and put brain in a new perspective, it challenges your old perspective. It gets more information and ideas of the world. You get to expand your vocabulary and might help you learn different language. Brain thus appears to be healthy, powerful and informative. The experience you gain through travelling in unmatchable. This is not what a brain can perceive through other’s experiences.

When travelling it is obvious to have interaction with so many new people with different ideologies and mindsets this gives brain new information and it learn new things. This makes your brain work harder and out of its general set to thoughts. Everyone might have heard this phrase about brain that the more it works the more it grows.

Travel happiness is infectious. Some people think that ditching all your modern comforts, friends, family and beloved belongings from home sounds like lunatic but there is something with travelling about travel that infects most with happiness. Perhaps it’s a freedom of being on the roads with no restrictions or chores. This freedom gives the mental peace.

Sometimes for the purpose of mind relaxation, a vacation with your favorite person to your favorite place is all you need. Be it far away or nearby. It is a great way to realign and find balance in your life, resulting in a happier and healthier brain and in actual fact, you.


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Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Pain, Anxiety and Depression

One of the things that is perhaps universal amongst all who suffer from chronic pain and neuropathy is the manifestation of both anxiety and depression.

Unfortunately, neither pain, anxiety and depression receive the attention they often deserve. What you may not know is that part of the development of anxiety and depression is commonly the result these illnesses. But when anxiety and depression are attended to this will protect us from further harm. In our experience, the best solution is having a very comprehensive treatment plan.

But seldom are anxiety and depression talked about honestly and openly with family or clinicians. Yes, quite frankly, this is a mistake.

There ARE a couple simple things you can do immediately that will help. First of all, realize there’s often lots you can control about your health—and some things you can’t. Resign yourself to that fact once and for all. Meditate or pray on this one if need be, as it really helps! It’s one of the great paradoxes of life—however, once accepted as fact, it can make a tremendous difference in your level of mental health and well-being.

And for everything you can change, such as your diet, lifestyle, mental health habits, attitude, et cetera: accept one hundred percent responsibility right now!

Along these lines, there are several other things I suggest to explore. Number one, make sure you have as simple and low stress a lifestyle as you possibly can. Be sure to discuss your feelings quickly, honestly and openly with your partner, adult children or supportive friends in a position to help. Where these are unavailable, talk with your doctor first, then a trusted friend, clergy member, or social worker!

*With severe depression including thoughts of suicide, you need professional guidance immediately! Ask for help, (Call 911) and make sure you get it NOW!

I have seen many patients make extensive progress on the road back to health by simply practicing everything we’ve said in the last three paragraphs.

I have also written extensively about designating enough “Me” time. *It’s a mistake to neglect yourself above others—and this includes parents, relatives, and children.

Above all, recognize you are not alone. I’m firmly convinced that so often sensitization of our nervous system to all the changes that peripheral neuropathy and chronic pain can bring commonly can result in anxiety and depression. Not surprisingly, effective in-clinic treatments first often help turn pain, anxiety & depression around quickly. But this is also why I am convinced EVERY #neuropathy and chronic #pain patient should own an at home self-treatment kit customized for your unique issues. Better self-care with less medication can be life-changing to say the least.

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Easy Home Tidiness Habits To Help You Reduce Stress

Easy Home Tidiness Habits To Help You Reduce Stress

Coming home to a messy or cluttered house at the end of a long work day is not conducive to relaxation. It’s that simple. Stress over time can be devastating to our health, so it is important to make our homes into places of peace, a refuge from the cares of the outside world. Keeping your home tidy is an easy way to decrease stress.

Benefits of Reducing Stress

It’s no secret that stress is bad for our health. Not only can it lead to heart problems, there have been suggested links to cancer and dementia as well. Putting some time aside each day to relax, to have a peaceful space where you can let go of your worries, may aid your physical health. You may help reduce your risk of high blood pressure or even heart attacks if you take time to relax. Stress can impair memory and your ability to learn, and, as mentioned, may be a factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Aside from physical benefits, you may simply feel happier if you consciously choose to unwind each day. Stress may trigger relapses in depression and can lead to the buildup of cortisol, which can dampen the brain’s ability to produce serotonin and dopamine. Overall, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a space you can relax in every single day. Cleaning your home and making sure it is organized can help to create that environment.

Organization Practices

Part of keeping your home tidy and stress-free is having a good organization system in place. Lazy Susans can be used in more places than the kitchen cupboard. Clear up counter space in your bathroom by putting your lotions, face creams, toothpaste, or whatever you use daily on a lazy Susan to give you easy access and keep counters from being cluttered. Organize your linen closet by keeping sheets neat and folded together inside a pillow case. Add hooks or shelves to your bedroom to make sure you don’t leave jackets lying on floors, and books or purses askew on the bedside table.

Focus on the Bedroom

If you focus on creating a relaxing environment in one room, make it your bedroom. This should be your sanctuary from the rest of the world. Keep your chest of drawers tidy by using dividers so your clothes won’t be mixed and messy. Using multiple waste bins around the room can keep floors clear. If you are tight on space, you can transform your headboard into shelving, which can double as a nightstand as well. Whatever you do, make sure you keep your room feeling light and as stress-free as possible. This is the place you sleep, perhaps meditate, and should be a place of calm serenity. Adding scented candles in your preferred fragrance or using warmed oils can aid in relaxation. Hang soothing art and use light fixtures that make you feel at home in your bedroom.

A Home for Everything

It’s so easy, especially after having a long, tiring day, to strip your work day away when you get home. Your keys may go on the table and your shoes may wind up beneath the couch. Your purse may lie on the kitchen counter, and your jacket may end up half on a chair, half on the floor. This clutter can make a space, especially a small one, feel claustrophobic. Take fifteen minutes to assign “homes” for your high-use items. Make it a ritual to put things in their place right when you get home. Having a clear space with tidy walkways not only makes being home easier, but it feels like a breath of fresh air.

Your home should not add to anxiety or the stresses in your life. It should be your refuge and be somewhere you can safely unwind. By making little changes, you can ensure that your house is the perfect place to relax at the end of each day.

About Our Guest Author:

Alice Robertson began her career in the home organization industry as a professional house cleaner. After cleaning and organizing her clients’ homes for years, she decided to open her own home organization business. Over the years, she has built an impressive client list, helping to make spaces in homes and businesses more functional. She recently created tidyhome.info as a place to share the great cleaning and organizing advice she has developed over the years.