Are you looking for valuable tips for your mental regeneration? Then you are exactly right here! You have probably felt rather stressed, tense, and somehow restless lately. No wonder! Whether in everyday private or professional life – our brain has to do top performance steadily. We are always available, have a great responsibility, and want to meet our high expectations of us. For this, we even operate acrobatic multitasking. So it is only logical that thousands of thoughts and worries circle in our heads even at the well-deserved end of the day.
If the stress level stays at this troubling level for a long time, health problems threaten headaches, cardiovascular diseases, concentration disorders, outbreaks of anger, headache, and burnout. So what can you do to really calm down and just switch off your head?
In this article, I would now like to introduce you to 10 tips on mental regeneration and stress prevention, which can help you to take through, let go of, relax your brain and recharge your batteries. Here we go!
Here you will find a brief overview in advance:
- Take your time for your hobbies
- Go to the fresh air
- Find a physical-active compensation
- Switch off smartphones, laptops, and TV
- Listen to music that calms you down and makes you happy
- Spend time with people who do you good
- Do mindfulness and relaxation exercises
- Treat yourself to enough sleep
- Food yourself healthy and drink a lot of water
- Write down your thoughts
1. Take your time for your hobbies
Nothing is as relaxing as pursuing the activities that you enjoy. What are your hobbies, what fills you? For example, I like to read a book, go into the garden or with the dog, play basketball, start a new DIY furniture project or run around the sea if I want time for myself.
Special periods should also be blocked in your calendar so that you do not only pursue your everyday duties. Take your time and try new hobbies to make a change. This definitely drives your mental regeneration ahead.
What would you do if you now had an infinite amount of time and no everyday duties and tasks? Start directly with these things instead of at some point letting your doctor refer to them.
2. Go to the fresh air
If you are consumed and want to regain mental forces, you should definitely spend more time outside in the fresh air. Take a hammock with you or just settle down where you like it best. The sun’s rays on your skin charge your vitamin D reserves again. Read a good book or simply enjoy the peace.
I can recommend forest bathing – the time between all the trees is pure relaxation. It is just as well recommended to take a walk or to do a round by bike. This is really pure mental regeneration.
3. Find a physical-active compensation
Of course, regular exercise helps to free your head. In addition to your rather quiet hobbies, you should also look for one or the other sport with which you can actively work out your body. With this form of compensation, team sports such as football, but also jogging or challenging fitness programs, help me personally with my own weight that I can complete alone and at any time of the day.
4. Switch off smartphones, laptops, and TV
How should we turn off our brains if we don’t even manage to switch off the television or put the cell phone aside? These technical devices are one of the main reasons that we have forgotten not to do anything. Many people instinctively grab their smartphones when there is a free moment. Incidentally, this is a clear sign that it is high time for a digital detox.
As I said: If you want to relax your brain and generate mentally, then you should treat yourself to rest and take your time for yourself. The entertainment through cat videos, the Instagram world, or Tiktok, may help against boredom at short notice, but it only keeps you from really recovering.
Tip: The problem with social media consumption is that you want to keep experiencing the next stimulus and no longer come to rest. Many people are therefore no longer able to watch a film without using the cell phone in between. You are also part of it? You can find out what you can do about cell phone addiction in the linked article.
5. Listen to music that calms you down and makes you happy
Do you really want to switch off your brain and just don’t think about anything? Then lie down in the hammock or on the sofa, turn up the music that you like to hear, and immediately feel how your stress level is slowly but steadily falling. According to an extensive study, which was carried out by Philipps University in Marburg, 20 minutes of listening to music can be extremely relaxing. The melodies and sounds bring your thoughts out of everyday life and to rest.
Tip: With so-called noise-canceling headphones, you can also ensure that you only perceive the music and hide everything else.
6. Spend time with people who do you good
If you want to promote your mental regeneration, it is effective to plan time for yourself. But of course, you don’t just have to spend this time with yourself – after all, we humans are social beings who need society.
Just make sure that you share many moments with your family and real friends. It is important, however, that these people are good for you and that you can laugh with them, but also share worries. For example, through loose game evenings or cooking together, you can relieve your head and just be yourself.
7. Do mindfulness and relaxation exercises
It is difficult for you to switch off your brain completely? Then train the ability to calm down by doing some mindfulness exercises. Describe, for example, in my thoughts the respective activity that you are doing – and that is exactly what you do. Train your body feeling with yoga, take your time for a relaxing meditation or simply listen to your interlocutor “exaggerated”.
If you live more consciously and easier, you manage to free your brain. You feel more independent, you can no longer be so easily influenced by external factors, and see again very clearly.
By the way: You get even more tips on the mindful lifestyle in the linked, detailed blog article.
8. Treat yourself to enough sleep
Please be aware of how incredibly important breaks for your permanent performance are. Usually, it is interpreted rather negatively when you go to bed a little earlier or put on a short afternoon nap. But actually, that has little to do with laziness or convenience, but rather that you recover in order to be more concentrated and productive afterward. The productivity of people who cannot (can) take a break, on the other hand, decreases rapidly.
Therefore, make sure that you sleep well and enough to support your mental regeneration. Do you need a few more tips to sleep better? For example, make sure that your bedroom is really dark, coincide with a heavy blanket, and keep technical devices such as smartphones and co, far from your bed.
9. Fit healthily and drink a lot of water
If you want to calm your mind and body, I can only advise you to drink at least 3 liters of water, which is balanced and healthy every day, depending on the sporting activity. Do not have to do without highly processed ready meals and cook fresh. Prefer biological, vegetable food that is nutritious and not with antibiotics, pesticides, or residues of other pollutants.
Protein and unsaturated fatty acids should make a not inconsiderable part of your meals so that you can come to rest and increase your level of concentration again. For example, you will find them in oatmeal, linseed oil, avocados, olive oil, almonds, walnuts, beans, peas, lentils, or tofu.
10. Write down your thoughts
An extremely effective means of stopping the carousel in your head is to write down exactly these things. Get a note or diary and bring your thoughts on paper that keep you busy and worried. Things you always wanted to say but never said. Or everything you have successfully mastered and learned this week, for which you are grateful, and what goals you have set yourself for the next week.
Just write your daily thoughts and you will quickly find out how your head becomes a little freer and tidy with every line.
Mental regeneration made easy!
Sometimes I also have the feeling of finding absolutely no peace and always looking for the next job. It is actually so beneficial to consciously take time for yourself to get your head really free.
You benefit from this type of relaxation, especially in the slower offline world. On the Internet, far too many stressful stimuli are waiting for you, from which you have to break away regularly to switch off your brain. To do this, limit yourself to the simple things in life. To listen to music, sleep more, write down your thoughts, meet friends, go to the fresh air, and do things that you enjoy.
Please always be aware that most problems in life are temporary, even if they feel like permanent worries at first.
Have you had any questions, tips, or your own experiences with the peace in everyday life you want to share? Then just write me a comment.