By : WVY
6 min read
I have loved writing all my life. Though I am not much of a talker, I do have a lot to say, and fortunately, my expression fuses through my writing. That also reflects very much so with my problem solving skills. At one point, I wanted to be a psychologist because I liked giving advice to other people about how to solve their problems. But then again, I always liked being in the background and doing research to figure out how to make things better. I was already studying the brain for my psychology classes in college, so I decided to do more extensive research and instead major in Neurology. Eight years in total of study that has increased my knowledge of the brain, but there's still so much about it that we don't know! That’s a little intro of my journey.
For my first sneak peek blog post, I just wanted to give a few tips about how to better take care of your brain. This may sound super cliche, but there are many ways you can take care of your brain that may or may not be within your habits already.
1. Get enough sleep. This is number eight in my rulebook of 24. With adequate sleep, you already give yourself the discipline of going to bed at a reasonable time (that fits your schedule, because some people do work overnight), and giving your body and brain enough time to reset itself. Yes, they say rest is for the dead, but you are actually leading your body to be more susceptible to certain diseases and long-term issues with lack of sleep.
2. Feed yourself good things. Again, this is for your brain and body. Your brain likes a challenge, and to be stimulated on a day to day basis! Go get around some things that’s gonna get your mind wandering in the best ways possible! Physical food as well of course; maintain a good diet, and engage yourself in positive talk and activities. I just wrote a piece on decluttering and managing your ideal social environment; if you would like to read over it, hit me up!
3. Stay consistent. Research says it takes 30 days to start and solidify a habit. Aka, it’s never too late to start doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing. If you need help, advocate for yourself and try to get an accountability partner or someone on the same page as you that you can share ideas with or just be motivated from - through similar pathways. It is important to stay engaged with the things that keep you going; as a creative and as a human being. Make sure you take time out of your day to invest in yourself and continue to create things that will inspire you throughout your life. And others too!
There are so many other ways to take care of the brain, but these three are definitely at the top of my list. If you get more sleep, you will be well prepared for the next day. If you fuel yourself with good things, you will have the strength you need to move forward; and i.e be consistent. And repeat.
Please leave me some thoughts on my first blog post! Thank you so much for being an open space for me to share my thoughts and personal experiences with! #wvybbyz for life.
~ Wvy <3