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When your brain feels fried, it’s a good sign it’s time to sit back and rest for a while. No one can be productive, happy, or even remotely capable of accomplishing anything when their brain is on overdrive. In a society in which being busy is glamourized as amazing, so many people are overworked, overdoing it, and overwhelmed. No one wants to live like that, and that’s why it’s so important to learn how to reset your brain and let go of some stress.
Do what you love to do. It doesn’t have to be a gym membership and heavy weight-lifting. You can focus on working out by jogging, taking walks, doing yoga, dancing, playing ball with the kids. Do something you enjoy, and focus on pushing yourself. Just when you think you can’t forearm plank another second in yoga, push yourself to do another three seconds. Pushing yourself in a healthy manner while working out helps you focus on your body and your mind rather than everything else. it helps reset your brain for happiness.
If you’re overwhelmed and your brain is totally fried, why not focus on something positive? Try something new or something you’ve been wanting to accomplish, and work for it. When you have something positive to focus on, your mind is able to replenish. Once you’ve accomplished this task, you feel empowered. When you’re empowered, you’re less stressed. Even if that is starting a load of laundry, folding it, and putting it away.
Create A Good Habit
Bad habits are hard to break, but you can focus easily on creating a new, happy habit that changes your brain. For example, you can focus on waking up earlier in the morning and starting your day before the rest of the world. Set your alarm a little earlier every day until it’s habit. Use that extra time to meditate, to breathe deeply, to stretch, or to enjoy the quiet before the storm. This is the kind of healthy habit that changes the way your brain is wired so you’re calmer and more relaxed. It’s not a big change or a major habit to introduce, but it’s an effective one that makes a big difference. When you add positive changes, there is less room for the not so good habits.
Changing the way your brain feels is not always easy, but it is always possible. Sometimes you just need a break. If you can listen to your body and hear what it’s trying to tell you based on how you’re feeling in general, how you’re reacting to situations in life, and how you’re functioning, you can easily tell when you need to reset and refocus. Listen to your body, and you can change your life. Try adding in a short break in your day to change the scenery to see if it helps you be more productive when you come back to what you are working on. Leave the room you are working in. Go to another room or outside for some fresh air. It does not have to be for a long time. Just 5-10 minutes can be enough.
I would love to know what you try first!