Creative thinking engages different parts of our brains than normal and acts promote production of new neurons which are super important for keeping up a healthy central nervous system. Image by Jess Hunter
Smile more: It’s linked to calmed blood pressure, quicker stress recovery, improved immune function, lifted moods and acts as a natural painkiller. Image by Rebecca Jensen
Doing something creative has a similar effect on the brain to meditation and can decrease your stress. Even just witnessing creative acts can be calming - think of visiting a concert or going to see pieces of art work in a gallery. Image by catam
Trouble sleeping? Listen to classical music. It has been shown to effectively treat insomnia and can help induce a meditative state as music beats can alter brainwave speed. Image by Sarah Van Looy
Want to be as fit as an athlete but don’t have any interest in exercising? Play the drums. It help’s with dexterity and having greater control of your body. Image by Clark Ramos
You can train your brain to be more positive. Our minds are wired to think negatively as a form of protection but making smiling a habit can help our brains to create more positive thinking patterns. Image by Kathleen Motoa
Keep track of your mental health and wellbeing with a mood tracker. It’ll help you see if there are patterns to your overall wellbeing and you can take notice of when you might need to make a change. Take a look at bullet journals for inspiration, there are also apps...
Get rid of some of your furniture. It may sound crazy but sitting on a chair or sofa is not the best position for the body. Observe how toddlers and kids naturally sit down, one of the most healthful positions is shown in the picture above. Working and playing with...
The Japanese get it so right, they have something called Shinrin-Yoku which means 'Forest Bathing'. It's the practice of simply wandering through the woods to improve ones health and wellbeing. You walk slowly, breath and open all your senses.