Our brains need energy to keep it up and functioning efficiently. We can use various ways to achieve this but for many of us, we seldom take enough awareness to think about this and most often we are not even aware that our mental energy is low.....
Food, exercise, rest and even the way we think and work can impact our mental energy.
All of us are pretty much aware that food and exercise play very important roles in ensuring that our bodies get the nutrients and bodily movements to keep in it good energetic form. Although one may say that he is consuming enough food and doing sufficient exercise and yet feel mentally tired, then we can look at whether he has taken enough water or rest. Even if the person has done all of this, his daily tasks such as working at the office, traveling around or even doing housework can impact his mental energy. What he thinks of during the time he is doing any of the tasks will impact his mental energy after the tasks.
So, if we were to set aside the effects of food, exercise and rest aside, we can then focus on how our thoughts can reduce our mental energy.
As an example, have you noticed that while you were doing something that you did not like and your mind goes into all sorts of thoughts (maybe positive or negative) and you feel terrible after completing the tasks? Lets look at the negative thoughts for our discussion here.
They tend to make you think quickly and move from one thought to another while you are doing the tasks. All these thoughts will take up our mental energy. The more you think, the more energy is use up. So, if you would like to prevent your mental energy from being drained off, try not to think about negative thoughts and just complete the tasks. Even better, try understanding the task while you are doing it and it may benefit you additionally by giving you the experience.
Try focusing on what you are doing and email me if you can make use of this tip to improve your mental energy.
Written by Stephen Ronee Lau . 9 September 2011