Because of the way in which the mind and body operate as one, the better you look after your mind, the better you are taking care of the whole health system. That is something that most of us would like to achieve, but actually knowing how to do so is another thing entirely. The main thing that we should all aim for when it comes to our mind is keeping it balanced. That means not being overly swayed by one emotion or another, and keeping it all fairly level from one moment to the next. If you can do that, you will find that you are going to experience some huge benefits in your life in general, so that is something that you will absolutely want to think about. Let’s take a look at how you might hope to keep your mind balanced.
Stress really is the killer when it comes to your health. Not only does it cause and exacerbate a range of physical problems, but it is also behind many kinds of mental suffering too. For that reason, being able to manage stress is obviously going to be an important thing that you should be able to do, and that is something that you are going to need to work on in order to know how to do it. You might find that breathing exercises can help, along with certain chemicals like CBD oil, but mostly you should focus on arranging your lifestyle in such a way that it does not cause too much stress in the first place. That preventative mode is much better than constantly having to deal with stress that has arisen.
If you don’t already have a daily meditation practice, you should think about taking one up. With basic mindfulness meditation, you can expect your mind to be a lot calmer, and if nothing else you will be developing the ability to see exactly what it is that your mind does all day. That in itself will help you to gain a basic equanimity with regard to whatever happens to appear in your consciousness, and you will find that along with this comes a most natural sense of balance, one which can be extremely invigorating indeed.
Sleep is your best friend when you are trying to keep your mind calm and balanced. You will just generally find it much more difficult to be balanced if you have not slept well the night before, or especially if you have regular bad nights of sleep. Because of this, you should do whatever you can to try and keep your sleep up and to sleep more deeply. That could mean limiting your caffeine, reducing your screen usage, or simply going to bed earlier and developing a routine around bedtime. Whatever it takes to sleep better, it is worth doing so. It will bring many improvements to your mind which you will find very helpful indeed, and you will generally feel a lot better in yourself.
Thank you to – Hayley Coldsworth for your kind collaboration and contribution.