Feel like you have a lot on your mind? Do you ever feel forgetful?
I believe as college students we need to do what we can to keep our minds sharp but reduce our stress as much as we can at the same time. Lately I have felt like I can’t remember anything. I have been taking 4 classes and training in a new full-time job. I actually forgot my laundry in the community washer for two days last week before remembering I started the load and left them there. I have been forgetting basic words that I use on a daily basic such as washing machine; I just figured my brain was too exhausted to keep going. Then I researched and discovered that strengthening your brain and mind are just as important as getting physical exercise or sleep. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed or forgetful like me then I have some exercises for you!
Strengthening our mind in different ways can positively impact our lives on so many levels. Not only will it keep our memory but it can aid our body in running more smoothly and keep our body’s systems healthy so we can live longer. From just trying a new shampoo to calling up an old friend, the tips are easy and can be fun!
Our minds recover our bodies and our bodies decreases our psychological pain. Therefore it only makes sense to keep our minds at ease but challenged enough where it has a positive effect on our bodies. This is key to reducing our stress! Sometimes all it takes is perception to trick our minds. My first sign of stress was my forgetful memory followed by headaches and the struggle to sleep. I have found that the more I work on my mental health the more everything else around me improves. One thing in particular was starting a gratitude journal where I found here:
This has forced me to keep a positive attitude and leaves me in a peaceful mood for bed. I have started waking up in a better state and those optimistic thoughts are the first thing that come to my mind when I start my day.
Keep that stress away by focusing on your mental health and the rest will come. Keep positive!