You need to be in the right frame of mind to achieve the most out of your workout regimen. See, you will struggle to stick to your training program if your brain is not focused on what you are doing in and outside the gym. These tips will help you train your mind in a way that enables you to set goals and attain them, including losing weight.
Try Something New
One of the main sources of inspiration to go beyond your physical limit is the desire to keep learning. Studies show that every time you engage in something new, your brain is “stimulated.”
Getting stuck in a rut can be tedious, but worse still, it can hinder your brain’s development. One of the easiest ways to break the monotony is to try something new and different.
You may take a new route work, try a new form of exercise, listen to a new genre of music or sample a different recipe for dinner.
Embark on a Regular Training Regimen
Apart from improving your body’s form, training increases the brain’s functionality and enhances neurogenesis. This essentially means that every time you exercise, you’re generating a new set of brain cells. With that in mind, it’s time you stopped being a couch potato. Get moving, and your brain will thank you for it.
Don’t be content with the face value of everything. Instead, develop a habit of questioning everyday occurrences, products, and services that come your way. Curiosity forces your brain to become more innovative and generate new ideas. Never mind that they say curiosity killed, it was out of curiosity that things such as computers and electricity came into being.
Have a Positive Mind
Anxiety and stress not only kills the existing brain neurons but also stops the new ones from being created. Research has it that positive thinking, particularly about the future increases the rate of creation of new brain cells and most importantly reduces stress and anxiety. Develop a habit of resisting negative thoughts and try to replace such thoughts with positivity.
Eat a Healthy Diet
What goes through your mouth significantly impacts your brain’s functionality. Your brain consumes up to 20% of all the nutrients that you take in. Thus, remember to feed your mind by eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and Omega 3 found in oily fish.
In conclusion, ditch the calculator. Do you remember way back in school when you were taught to solve simple mathematical problems using times table? It’s amazing how we now rely on Smartphones and laptops to calculate even the simplest of equations.
While you may need to use a calculator for complex equations, learn how to use the device you were born with, the brain, for simple calculations.