Mental Health

Relax – Spleep 7-8h – Manage your Life

and have a growth mindset… what is that powerful mindset?

    1. See the obstacles on your path as challenges to learn something new and be able to find the solution to overcome the obstacle;
    2. Persist and never give up;
    3. See the efforts in it as opportunities;
    4. Learn from criticism;
    5. Find lessons and inspirations in the sucess of others;

Try to have a growth mindset (open to learn and accept new challenge), changing the fixed mindset (closed to new challenges, need to feel perfect, talented, smart).

For changing your mindset from a fixed one to a growth one, start by avoiding extreme jugements and be more reasonable. 

How? List the evidences of for&against your conclusion. You will see more positivity and find out a step to go forward (the right solution).

In front of every obstacle, ask yourself what it’s necessary to improve…, wondering what to do to overcome it… create a growth-mind plan, with goal and steps to achieve it.

In general, the more you challenge your mind to learn, the more your brain cells grow! The more you try, the more you brain works.

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Source of this picture is https://www.mindsetworks.com/Science/Impact

Scientific sources for a growth-mindset: Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D., Mindset: the new psychology of success, 2007, link for more information https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322

www.mindsetworks.com

⚠️ Avoid Do It Yourself (DIY) and consult a psychotherapist

LOVE

And what about LOVE? Love is of all passions the strongest, the powerful emotion that ”move mountains”… find here my best quotes:

“Friendship is a form of love, and love makes our lives worth living.”

“The greater the love we manifest, the greater the love we will receive.”

“Love makes us better, both in the family and in the society in which we live.”

“Love must be strengthened every day!”

Feel free to send me your quote on love (e.g. in the contact form). And here are some more quotes about the love of famous people:

“A simple I LOVE YOU means more than money” (Frank Sinatra)

“You always gain by GIVING love” (Reese Witherspoon)

“All that you are is all that I’ll ever need” (Ed  Sheeran)

“Love recognizes no barriers” (Maya Angelou)

“The hearts has its reasons of which reason knows nothing” (Blaise Pascal)

Some scientific sources:

    • Happy People Live Longer (Bruno S. Frey. 2011 Science 331:542);
    • Healthy happiness: effects of happiness on physical health and the consequences for preventive health care (Veenhoven R et al., 2008 HappinessStud. 9:449);

BRAIN FOODs

Foods boosting your mental health are those rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals (toxic for the brain). Food boosting your brain are all vegetables, notably apples, blueberries, pomegranate, walnuts, spices, garlic, green tea, mint aroma, lavender, rose, geranium, rosemary, basil. Source: Paul L. Green, Brain Power (2015). The most recommended food for the health of our brain are the sprouts (for more read a book of Angelika Fürstler or visit www.sprossensamen.ch) .

HEALTHY PRACTICE

Getting out in nature for just a walk is a super healthy practice. There is a scientific evidence that nature exposure (named forest bathing in Japan) have health benefits, including lower blood pressure, pulse rate, salivary cortisol level, and better heart rate variability. Here at this link you can read the Shinrin-yoku study for forest bathing.  ⚠️ consider social distancing and the directives issued by your government during this coronavirus pandemic. I personally put the mini trampoline in front of a window overlooking the garden…

 

Disclaimer: This text is only for illustration purposes and does not replace your doctor’s opinion. It is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Absolutely avoid DIY (do-it-yourself) and get medical attention.

 

Last update 12.05.2020