Here at Mind Yourself, we’re all about you – or more specifically, your mind!
This site is all about mental health and cognitive performance.
People today are absolutely obsessed with physical health. People today spend more time working on their bodies than they ever have before. Sure, we’ve always had serious athletes, and bodybuilding enthusiasts have been around for millennia.
But this is the first time in history that a significant chunk of the population is body obsessed.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this steep rise in body obsession has been accompanied by a steep rise in the number of people who are apparently suffering from anxiety, depression, and various mental health issues.
Even those of us who aren’t unfortunate enough to be suffering from serious mental illnesses often struggle from mental strain.
Most of us lead extremely stressful lives. We’re short on leisure time, our working days never end, and we don’t get anywhere near enough sleep.
The combination of a lack of sleep, poor diets, and hectic working lives are clearly taking a toll on peoples’ mental health.
The rates of anxiety, depression, stress-related illnesses, and general unhappiness are skyrocketing.
Whether or not there is a historical trend is, in any case, kind of irrelevant.
People are clearly struggling with anxiety, and young people in particular seem to be struggling with anxiety more than the older generation.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Anxiety, depression, mental illnesses generally – these things all happen for various reasons, some of which appear to be determined by genetics. There are also things which cause anxiety and depression that can be said to be beyond our control: ageing, death of loved ones, sickness, and so on.
However, there are a lot of things we can do to mitigate stress, anxiety, low mood, and cognitive decline over the long-term.
By employing certain practices, eating certain diets, and consuming various nutraaceuticals, we can go a long way to reducing the likelihood of us ever experiencing severe anxiety, acute depression, or serious cognitive decline.
This site will be dedicated to helping people avoid or overcome:
- Cognitive decline
- Low mood
How Do We Promote Better Mental Performance?
There are several ways you can enhance cognitive performance, slow down cognitive decline, improve your mood, and reduce anxiety.
For starters, you can try sleeping better.
Secondly, you can try eating better.
People often scoff at these two suggestions, but diet and sleeping patterns both have an enormous impact on your mental functioning and long-term mental health.