- Learn a musical instrument. Clear your head and release some built up frustration with a drum kit, or take piano lessons.
- Make time for family and friends. Start conversations, have a few laughs, join a book club, introduce yourself to the stranger you nod to regularly as you go about your day, volunteer your time to an organization you support.
- Start a new sport. Pick up a tennis racket, start yoga, go to dance classes.
- Start doing crosswords. Complete all the questions you know, and find the answers to those you don’t.
- Eat well. Increasing your diet to include sources of Omega 3 (salmon, tuna, sardines) is beneficial for brain health.
- Get good sleep! When you’re sleep deprived your brain doesn’t operate at full capacity.
- Exercise. Not everyone’s favourite thing to build into their daily routine, but even a short daily walk or a 15-minute dance-a-thon in your lounge room will increase the oxygen levels to your brain.
- Meditation. Taking time out to meditate can increase your focus and concentration, creativity and learning. Studies show the benefits of meditation in helping depression, anxiety, and high blood pressure.
Tips from Get Organized Wizard
What do you do to increase your mental alertness?
Like from the tips above, I do regular exercises, a good sleep and I make sure to make time with my family and friends.