“This is not easy and it is not a “quick fix.” Says Dr. Paul Nussbaum, author of Save Your Brain(Amazon.com). I know Paul’s integrity and dedication to bringing brain fitness to the forefront of all our agendas. It’s time to dive in. You’re in it for the long haul…so prepare yourself for setbacks and slow, steady progress. Journal about the changes you’re feeling and remember, with any challenge, put yourself on the gentle cycle.
Choose one of two changes you’ll make in these five areas. They don’t have to be huge shifts. If you have to, brainstorm first, then whittle your choices down to two. (I’ve provided examples after each category):
- Mental Stimulation (I will add Sudoku in the morning and practice piano in the afternoon)
- Nutrition (I will add two fruits to my daily intake and increase my fish intake to three times/week)
- Physical Activity (I will power walk four times a week for 40 minutes and lift weights 3 times a week for 15)
- Spirituality (I will increase my meditation to 3 times a week starting with 10 minutes and attend a church gathering 2 Sunday’s/month)
- Socialization (I will join a monthly book club and monthly line-dancing group)
With my next blog, I’ll share my challenges!