Mind your mind

“Mindfulness meditation is actually inner peace superfood.”

To make new neural connections – to learn, in other words – you must prevent your mind from wandering and from making assumptions or coming to conclusions based on fast, subconscious thinking.

In addition to mindfulness meditation, go for a walk in nature, read or listen to a calming podcast to aid this process.

These activities can take your brain off automatic mode, so it can focus, and you can think critically about new ideas or evaluate emotions your brain may conjure that can impede new learning and the creation of new neural pathways.

Keep a journal to record your state of mind and body and to learn what activities, places, tasks and communities put you in a quiet, positive place.

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