Over the last few years, I’ve tried to be a student of this organ called the brain, as I’ve sought ways to take care of mine. Here are five things I recommend:
- Carry around a small notepad and jot verses in it that pertain to your mind. Reference it, memorize it, say it aloud–this will keep your mind in good shape. (if you want my top ten favorite “mind” verses, email me at heather@wondHerful.com)
- Read “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer; “Thinking for a Change” by John Maxwell and “Who Switched off my Brain” by Dr. Caroline Leaf. Also, bonus tip: engage in apps like Crossword Puzzles, Four Pics One Word or Words with Friends.
- Cry. Yes, cry. When I’ve battled serious bouts of depression, I am so thankful I didn’t force to stay in what God created to come out. Find a quiet corner, and cry. Tears clean the windshield of the soul and tears clear the slate of the mind.
- If you are having a hard time falling asleep because you are worrying, fall asleep praying. Intentionally lay there and talk to God. This surprisingly does 3 things: helps you sleep, empties your mind of worry, gives God the chance to carry it.
- Walk or Run…OUTSIDE. I’m tellin ya…this is AMAZING therapy and it is FREE. Sometimes, listen to worship music under God’s sunshine as you walk or run. But, sometimes, listen to nothing (and soak in that “still small voice”). Either way, I have found this to be one of the best prescriptions for an injured mind.