Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mind Your Mind

It is suggested by doctors that we should take sometime, during the day, to connect with ourselves. Things like limiting exposure to radio, newspapers and TV, avoiding people who don't truly appreciate you, taking your time to wake up and stretch, taking deep breaths and slowing down; all these quick fixes will definitely help.

It seems difficult in this day and age, to find the time and place to practice exercises to calm our minds. Here are a few ideas you can apply right away, to slow down and truly enjoy life and the world around you.
- Take a walk, go to your favorite park or beach, look around, take in everything you see
- Spend time at a garden, museum or bookstore
- Try to limit talking unless is something meaningful and listen more
- Meditate once a day, preferably before going to sleep; 10 minutes should do it

We should all be more conscious about our bodies, minds and souls. We will live longer and better lives.

"True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united"

1 comment:

  1. This is so true, sometimes we worry about small things ,just to realize later on that we haven't live life as its fullest. I always forget that we live only once, and find myself regreting what "I could have done" but never did. Maybe I should "exercise my mind more".