Seven (deadly) things that can steal your mind

Jan 28, 2020

Have you ever struggled with getting out of bed in the morning, overwhelmed with the feeling of stress, anxiety or depression, struggling to face the world?

This happened to me.  It's really hard when we are in that place of despair to know how to take back control of our mindset again. It's known that 1 in 4 of us in the UK will struggle with a mental health condition each year. Suicide rates are going up. Mental health issues in young people are increasing.  So what can steal our mind?

1. Loneliness

The feeling as if you're alone and in a boat by yourself - not having enough people you can relate to, or that you've suffered, whether you've lost someone or something and you feel as if you're in the boat by yourself.  How can you improve your social connections to get out of that feeling of loneliness?

2. What you eat

Is what you consume helping to fuel your mind and set yourself up for success for the delay?  Are you eating the right foods to support your brain?  Foods that can harm your brain include refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, gluten, hormones and antibiotics found in meats.

3. What you drink

Your brain is made up of 80% of water. Are you drinking the right drinks to fuel your brain and make sure that you don't show up with brain fog?  Caffeine and alcohol can restrict blood flow to your brain.

4. Lack of sleep

Are you getting enough quality sleep?  Do you have the right evening routine to get the quality of sleep you need during the night?  Are you stopping drinking caffeine and alcohol in the evening and disconnecting from social media? Why is it so important?  Because your brain cleans itself of toxins during the night.  Let's avoid in having a dirty mind and prevent those toxins from building up in the brain!

5. Your environment

Is your environment a good healthy environment to help you grow?  Or is it a toxic environment that seeks to suppress and belittle you, that makes you feel anxious, stressed and depressed?  What can you do to change your perspective of your environment, or change the environment you are in?

6. Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Surprisingly from multiple little knocks that I've had on my head, following a brain scan it was revealed I have moderate brain injury. It affects how I think, how I express my emotions and how well I can remember things. It's really important you take the steps to reduce your risks as brain injury is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and memory loss.

7. Social comparison

Our desire to constantly compare ourselves to others affects our mindset.  We frequently blame social media for the rising incident of teenage depression.

Ultimately social media is giving us the opportunity and at times enticing us to compare ourselves to others.  To ask the question "am I worthy, am I good enough?"

There is only one you.  You are unique.  Be the best you can be.  Stop comparing yourself to others and lift that burden of self-doubt off your shoulders.

 

Are you are struggling with taking back control of your mindset? If you would like to learn how I can help you, register for a free strategy session via:

https://www.ruthmaryallan.com/brainhealthcoaching

to find out how I can help you take back control of your mindset, optimise your brain health and boost your performance in all that you do.

Alternatively email [email protected]

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