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Lifestyle Changes for Overactive Minds

By Stephen R. Farris

Are you one of those persons that can't completely shut down your mind at the end of the day? You find yourself thinking about any and everything constantly. It's no wonder, especially since the days of slow-paced living has zoomed to a much faster pace.

Stop and think about it. From the time we get up in the morning to the time we get home and to rest up, we are bombarded with information and entertainment sources and choices, readily available on our smartphones, tablets, computers, smart televisions, and the radio while commuting to work or school, or plain everyday traveling.

Top all that with the physical and emotional problems we're combated with on a daily basis as well. We deal with people, or work-related situations, to the point it keeps our thought process bordering overload.

So what's the solution? Well, in honesty, there's not one specific answer that will cure any and all of our problems, including an overactive mind. However, it may require a change of pace in your daily life; a lifestyle change at most. So let's look at a few things that might help relax that 0-to-60 in three seconds mind you're dealing with.

Maintain a Consistent Daily Schedule

Try simplifying your schedule. In other words, lay out a daily schedule and maintain it each day. This means sticking by it through thick and thin. For instance, first thing in the morning when getting up, avoid turning on any electronic devices. Do your morning exercises, fix a little breakfast and get dressed while your mind is still relaxed. It's a start, and eventually this small step can turn into a daily habit.

Meditate When Possible

Meditation is good for the soul and the physical body. It's something that can be practiced in the morning, or when you get home at night, or right before bedtime even. But meditation can be practiced at any time you have a free moment, whether it's for 5-10 minutes a day. Meditation can help clear your mind and relax it.

Take a Deep Breath

Like meditation, practicing deep breathing can also have a calming effect. Simply set aside some time and just take deep breaths, inhaling slowly and exhaling the same way. Before you know it, you might find that your mind is not racing as fast as it was.

The point is, even though our society has become 24/7 in nearly every aspect, we can make simple changes in our lives to prevent ourselves getting caught up in the non-stop thinking process that can keep us feeling drained all of the time.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Melbourne, Fla. 

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