Mind Power is directing your thoughts towards a desired outcome. Focus on success and you attract success. Focus on fear and failure and you attract failure. Mind Power is understanding these principles and making our thoughts work for us. Your thoughts are the primary creative forces in your life. Use them consciously and you will awaken to a whole new life of power and opportunity.
In order to make changes in your life, you must change the way you use your mind. You cannot think both negative and positive thoughts at the same time, as one will always dominate the other. As humans, we’re creatures of habit, and so are our minds. We must make sure empowering thoughts and positive emotions are the dominating influence in the mind.
How to Develop Mind Power
Turn off any electronics at least 30 minutes before going to bed. That means cell phones, computer, iPod, etc. Otherwise your brain will be over-stimulated as you’re trying to sleep and you’ll have greater difficulty in falling asleep and getting to the necessary stages of sleep.
For adults it is best to get at least 8 hours of sleep.
This might come to you as a bit of a surprise, but playing Tetris is known to have several positive effects on your brain. Playing Tetris will increase gray matter for a short amount of time, and it can also help with performing spatially-related tasks.
The most interesting part is that playing Tetris after a traumatic experience can prevent your brain from solidifying those memories. That means fewer flashbacks to negative memories over the long haul.
Take a break.
A good way to help your brain charged up is to take a break. This can either mean cruising the Internet for 15 minutes, or switching to something else for a while, as a change of pace for your brain.
It’s also a good idea to spend no more than an hour on something before switching to something else for a while. If you haven’t finished that something in an hour, set aside time later to work on it some more.
Meditation is a trending topic among many entrepreneurs right now, and its benefits are hard to argue with. Not only does meditation reduce your stress levels, it can also prevent age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.
This speaks to the importance of self-care. Taking a mere 10 to 15 minutes out of your day to practice meditation could extend your cognitive longevity and allow you to reduce your overall stress levels too.
This can be another tricky area for entrepreneurs. Early mornings and late nights sometimes come with the territory, and the stresses or excitement that come with building and growing a business can have undesirable effects on sleep patterns.
Sleep is required to consolidate memory and learning. If you don’t get enough sleep, your gray-matter volume in your frontal lobe may begin to decrease. Your frontal lobe supports and controls your working memory as well as executive function, making it particularly important.
Deep breathing helps to increase your blood flow and oxygen levels, which in turn help your brain to function better. Doing 10-15 minutes of deep breathing each day can help in the long run, but especially doing some deep breathing before and during your studying (and even while you’re taking your exam) not only helps keep oxygen and blood flow helping your brain, but it also keeps your anxiety levels down, also helping your brain function better.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that nutrition plays a significant part in your brain health. Entrepreneurs are often rushing from one meeting to another, leaving themselves with very little or no time to eat well.
You have to focus on getting the right kind of nutrition. Antioxidants and amino acids are particularly important, and vitamin E can also be beneficial. Drinking wine is known to improve your cognitive function — assuming you consume it in moderation — and nuts, blueberries, whole grains, and avocados are also beneficial. What’s good for your body also tends to be good for your brain.
We all know that we should be getting regular exercise. However, most entrepreneur lead busy, rushed lives, and can’t always find the time to fit physical activity in. The trick might be to think of it in reverse: you can’t afford not to exercise if you want to live a long, healthy, productive life.
Exercise not only benefits your brain health and cognition, it can also improve your memory. In the long run, it can even protect your brain against degeneration. If that isn’t reason enough to get into a regular workout routine, who knows what is?