The worst thing you can do right now is judge yourself or judge others.
My mentor, Bo Eason, talks about players and fans.
"Players, PLAY. Spectators (fans), they spectate."
If you're scrolling the feed feeling like you're the biggest failure on the planet, or you'd mad at Mrs. Polly Productive, you're burning precious brain cells.
I believe that we are all capable of making this time mean something to us.
Whether it's learning a new skill, making your business more automated, or chilling the F out, in the words of my 6-year old...
"You're the boss of you, and I'm the boss of me."
He's kinda sorta right at 6. But as a adult, YOU are the boss of you, and there are things you can do to feel better.
Here are my 5 tips to boosting brain power while isolated in COVID:
1. Warm up your brain.
This could be a 5-minute meditation (there are tons on You Tube), some gentle stretching, a moment to breathe before turning the lights on and setting an intention for the day.
Just like you warm up before exercise, your brain needs the same love.
If you're like me, you're mom, wife, home school teacher, business owner, house cleaner, soccer coach, martial arts cheerleader, and have taken on many other "jobs" that you previously had help for. Give yourself the space and grace to adapt well to your competing demands.
2. Get sunlight in your bones.
Vitamin D is best absorbed through your skin. It helps with immunity, metabolism, cancer prevention, better sleep, and depression avoidance. I know this because my degree is in nursing, but really, we're like plants. We need food, water and sunlight to survive. Sunlight doesn't cost a thing and it's available for you!
3. Read a book.
Reading is a form of imagination that your brain craves. It's your mini escape where you try to "picture" in your mind what you're "seeing." I love reading personal development books, but I can't wait to pick up Kate White's new murder mystery. Step outside your comfort zone and read something that you normally wouldn't read!
4. Protein is brain food.
According to Frank Lawlis, Ph.D., a psychologist for American Mensa and author of The IQ Answer.
"Studies show that students who eat a couple of eggs prior to taking an academic test score up to 20 percent higher than those who don't."
Eggs, chicken, fish, lentils, edamame and tempeh are my go to! Aim for protein at every meal!
5. Have FUN with exercise.
Don't stress if your plans for a six pack or bigger glutes is a bit derailed. It's maintain and stay consistent time!
"Exercise improves attention, memory, accuracy, and how quickly you process information, all of which helps you make smarter decisions,"
Says Charles H. Hillman, Ph.D., an associate professor of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
We've been playing tag as a family, riding bikes, and even doing online boxing classes together. Motivation comes from action, not the other way around.
You'll be more productive, happier, kinder, and calmer to all those virtually and that you're isolated with!
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