Mental energy is a state of mind, but also a measure of willingness to undertake cognitive tasks. When you face an abundance of mental energy you feel motivated, efficient and focused when dealing with various tasks. You may feel that you can take more and have the ability to throw yourself into situations without feeling anxious or stressed.
Unfortunately, modern society does not forgive, it is agitated and it keeps us in its destructive claw. Do you feel that you can no longer cope with the daily worries at the office, the problems in the family environment and you can’t (anymore) find any rescue gate or at least peace? Well, find out that this is the feeling of lack of mental energy. You may feel that you are on the verge of exhaustion, you have found yourself postponing various things, and now you feel that you do not have the ability to take on more emotional or cognitive tasks.
Signs that you are mentally, socially and physically exhausted:
- lack of motivation
- difficulty concentrating
- body aches
- change of appetite
- weight loss or gain
- diseases that appeared suddenly
- poor performance at work
- social withdrawal
- inability to keep your commitments
Maintaining a correct mental energy takes into account the approach. We cannot always control the situations that arise or the number of tasks we have to do at a given time. However, we can control how we manage and maintain mental health and energy in those moments. Just as physical energy can be maintained by various methods, so can mental energy be controlled.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the useful methods that can help us maintain a high level of mental energy starting today.
Mental health can be restored outdoors. A ten-minute walk in the evening after the heat has subsided is enough for the brain. But we are bold, so we suggest you get out of your comfort zone this weekend. Take two or three good friends and go with the tent somewhere in the mountains. All you need is boldness, a women’s backpack, camping gear and joy in your soul. You won’t even realize how much a short outing in nature will help you recalibrate your mental state and energy tone. Research has shown that spending time outdoors relieves anxiety and depression. In addition, it promotes relaxation and can improve self-confidence and self-esteem.
Sleep as much as possible
Sleep is extremely important because it restructures the brain cells providing the mental energy you need. There are two stages of sleep, REM (rapid eye movement), which is the stage of sleep when you dream, and Non-REM. Non-REM can be divided into three stages, the final stage being deep sleep. The deep sleep stage is the place where scientists believe that the body is renewed and repaired, as well as the most important stage in terms of energy maintenance. There are many ways you can create good sleep hygiene. These include having time away from the phone and TV before bed, stopping caffeine consumption a few hours before falling asleep, and going to bed at the same time each night. Hard to do, but essential for you.
Proper nutrition is important for both the body and the mind. Consuming a well-balanced diet and certain foods can help your memory, concentration and thus help you maintain your mental energy at maximum levels. Here are some foods that help you do this:
- Whole grains – can improve concentration, as it provides a constant supply of energy throughout the day.
- Blueberries – can stimulate short-term memory because they contain protective compounds called anthocyanins.
- Blackcurrants – can reduce anxiety and stress because they contain vitamin C, which is believed to develop mental agility.
- Pumpkin seeds – can increase memory and stimulate mood, because they are rich in magnesium, vitamin B and tryptophan, which are believed to be important in serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical that has a positive impact on mood.
These are the basic steps for such problems, but only the perfect recipe can be found by personal searches. Daily socializing with loved ones, maintaining optimism regardless of adversity and finding solutions instead of doubts can make all the difference. After all, everything is a choice.