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I am puzzled by my son’s gum habit. He always seems to have a piece in his mouth. As such, I got a desire to understand more and to research. This inquisitive effort led to the creation and inspiration for this week’s “mind hacks”.
The mind hacks are pretty basic; the question is how many of us apply them. We want a finely tuned automobile, but we don’t perform timely and consistent maintenance, using last week’s analogy.
As such, in preparation for your New Year’s resolutions, consider reaffirming the habits of getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and challenging yourself to learn something new. Yes, why not chew gum while you are at it so you don’t forget what you committed to doing on January 1, 2024…
- Chewing gum can enhance memory and focus. Studies have shown that chewing gum can increase blood flow to the brain, which can improve cognitive function. Additionally, chewing gum can help to reduce stress levels, which can also improve focus.
- Getting enough sleep is essential for brain health. When you don’t get enough sleep, your brain doesn’t have enough time to rest and repair itself. This can lead to problems with memory, attention, and concentration.
- Learning a new language can improve your brain’s cognitive flexibility. Learning a new language can help to strengthen the connections between your brain cells, which can make your brain more adaptable and better able to learn new things.
- Regular exercise can boost your brainpower. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain and helps to produce new brain cells. This can improve your memory, learning ability, and overall cognitive function.
Relevant Quote: “The body achieves what the mind believes.” – Deepak Chopra
We live in a rat race, rushing from activity to activity, sometimes sacrificing the quality of the foods we eat. Slow down this season and focus on what habits you have Re food. Slowing down will be beneficial in many ways, not only from a caloric point of view…
- Eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk of dementia. A study published in the journal Neurology found that people who ate a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains were less likely to develop dementia than those who ate a diet high in processed foods and unhealthy fats.
- Eating breakfast can improve your cognitive function. Studies have shown that eating breakfast can improve your memory, attention, and problem-solving skills.
- Staying hydrated is important for brain health. When you’re dehydrated, your brain doesn’t function as well. Dehydration can lead to problems with focus, attention, and mood.
- Eating slowly can help you eat less. When you eat slowly, you give your body time to register that you’re full. This can help you to avoid overeating.
Relevant Quote: “It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you’re full.” – Registered Dietitian Barbara Rolls
I was doing some Googling (is that even a word?) to see ways to have inner peace and joy and found that most articles don’t directly recommend or suggest the overarching benefits of being immersed in scripture.
In the Bible, it says that scripture is akin to food, being profitable for many things. If we don’t spend time in the Word, we forego some of the main benefits below. Make it your New Year’s resolution to read more scripture…
- Scripture can provide comfort and support in difficult times. The Bible is full of stories of people who overcame adversity through their faith in God. Reading these stories can give you hope and inspiration when you’re facing challenges in your own life.
- Scripture can help you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your purpose in life. The Bible teaches about God’s love for us and His plan for our lives. Reflecting on Scripture can help you to develop a stronger sense of identity and purpose.
- Scripture can help you to build stronger relationships with others. The Bible teaches us to love others as ourselves. Reading Scripture and applying its principles to your life can help you to build stronger relationships with your family, friends, and colleagues.
- Scripture can help you to find peace and contentment. The Bible promises that God can give us peace that surpasses all understanding. Reading Scripture and seeking God’s guidance can help you to find peace and contentment in your life.
Relevant Quote: “Love conquers all.” – Virgil
Thank you for reading, I hope you the material and I pray you will be blessed on your personal journey!
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Edgar S. Martinez