Four Healthy Snacks for your Happy Brain
Media of all types provides such a tempting diet of junk food for the brain. There are so many alternatives to keep your brain healthy and your spirit singing. Here are just a few to weave into your life:
Music: a snack of your favorite tunes on your iPod, or pick up that dusty instrument and play for 15 minutes. Dancing is encouraged!
Meditation: the research is out, meditation is an all around tonic for a healthy, sharp mind and a centered way of living. If you don’t yet have a meditation practice, start with five minutes of sitting and breathing once per day and grow from there.
Doodling: words + color + shapes = doodling. Keep it simple. Black and blue are colors. So are green, orange, purple, and yellow. Have a few extra colors in your pen cup and use them.
Daydreaming: contrary to what we learned in school, daydreaming is part of learning and thinking. Take 5: Tip your head back, look out the window and let your mind integrate and synthesize while you dream with your eyes open!