Tips to improve brain health during lockdown

Me, circus training
  • Meditation — Easiest in theory, hardest in practice. Where are the fast results? In truth, there are no noticeable results, but the point is about letting go of results and goals, the point is that in meditating you are taking a step back and regenerating to move forward and prosper, or whatever you want out of life.
  • Stretching — This one requires some guidance, if you follow a Youtube video you’ll be in safer hands. When you stretch, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. The benefits of stretching are incredible and infinite, if you want to improve your overall wellbeing, I always suggest starting your day with a stretch routine. But two main benefits stand out. Firstly, it calms your mind and initiates your waking psychological state gently for the day ahead. Secondly, it increases correct blood flow to all your limbs and muscles, so if you want to remain healthy and able for many years, these two benefits should give you that little push to do this every day.
Morning light
  • Write a letter to your future self — Explain where you are, how you feel, what you want, and words of guidance for your future self. Then export as a PDF, convert to PNG/JPG, send it to your phone, make it hidden in your camera roll, link it to your cloud service, and forget all about it. You may stumble upon it earlier than a year and want to add to it, but never delete anything and then just let it float away again for a rainy day in the future.

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