Just like we need to train our bodies, we also need to build up our mental power. Let’s take a look at five habits science says can make your mind stronger and how you can apply them in your own life.
1. Make sure you get enough sleep
Sleep deprivation has become the normal state for many people who spend weeks, months, or even years in a constant state of fatigue. If you are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, you are weakening your mind. Sleep deprivation has an effect on our cognitive performance. It affects memory and attention. Higher brain functions, like the ability to make good decisions, can also be impaired. Your risk of experiencing a bad mood also increases when you are lacking sleep. Even if you experience small amounts of sleep deprivation, if this occurs on a regular basis, it’s likely to affect you significantly.
What to do: Make sleep a priority. Adults should get7-8 hours of sleep on a regular basis, so try to ensure you are getting the hours you need. Even if this reduces the quantity of the time you have to devote to your work or projects, it certainly increases the quality of your work and enhances your cognitive abilities.
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