5 Habits That Damage Your Mind

5 Habits That Damage Your Mind

Your mind is one of your most important assets. It has the final say in the workings of your body and in your daily habits. There are habits that can damage your mind.

Not Getting Enough Sleep

When was the last time you woke up feeling refreshed? Some people can’t even remember what that feels like. If you can’t either, its time for a change. Sleep is a very important time for your mind. During the night, your brain does maintenance tasks and files things away into your long-term memory.

Spending too Much Time Alone

Brain health is intricately connected to a real sense of connection to others. People who have that connection with even just a few close friends are happier and more productive. They’re also less likely to suffer from brain decline and Alzheimer’s.

Sitting Around Eating Chips

If you think this is a no-brainer, imagine how many people’s plans tonight involve doing this exact thing. It’s a double whammy of bad; inactivity and junk food both hurt your mind. Think of food as your fuel. If you give your mind bad fuel, it’s going to clog up.

Exercise is great for your body and mind. It lowers your blood pressure, increases oxygen flow to your brain, and releases endorphins which make you feel good. Look into an exercise routine that works for you and your personal needs.

Not Getting Enough Light

Science tells us that the sun gives you vitamin D. Time in the sun makes your mind happy. People who stay in the dark too often may not realize they damage they are doing to their mind. Especially if you suffer from depression, consider getting more natural light during the day.


Are you really out here smoking in 2020? The science is in. It’s very bad for you. It should be unsurprising that over time, cigarettes have proven to be bad for your mind. They make your memory worse and make you twice as likely to get dementia in old age. So, it’s really time to quit!


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