Who felt happy that after leaving school or university you never had to ‘learn’ again?
I remember this exact feeling until I realised that in reality we never stop learning. From job experience, to self-directed study or even watching YouTube videos we are constantly absorbing information.
Continuing to learn throughout life has many benefits, such as improving your confidence, fighting boredom and keeping your brain active and sharp which has been shown to help reduce the risk of memory issues such as Dementia later in life.
Before the week passes us by, make the most of today. Each day is a gift, so be sure to start your day right with a good amount of sleep and a hearty breakfast. Set yourself goals that you want to achieve and allow time for exercise and relaxation. Most importantly try to stay positive, it’s so easy to fall into a spiral of negativity but as we know, this can be self-destructive and you may not achieve anything.
Mindfulness helps to improve our concentration and reduce ruminating thoughts that can lead to stress.
The key is to focus only on the present moment and not get lost in your thoughts, for example, concentrate on what’s happening around you, what can you hear or feel. You could get into a habit of doing this every day whilst you’re brushing your teeth.
Researchers have shown that practicing mindfulness helps to reduce anxiety and depression and that when you train your brain to be mindful you are actually changing the structure of your brain.
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