I went for my study (social behaviour studies) to the AA. And it opened my eyes. I knew that alcoholism is a real problem, one that has many sufferers. It’s a mean disease that can simply ruin your life. But this meeting, brought me to a whole knew level of knowledge and understanding.
I discovered that not drinking can be the hardest task in life, if you’re an addict. It’s not a matter of “just stop drinking” because that’s to easy to say. They need to do it, combat the fight in their minds every day. Again and again. I found a new sort of respect for the people who where sitting there, who gave me an insight in their lives.
This is not a health related topic, or maybe it is. I’m very happy that I know the struggle that addicts have, and I hope I’ll never have to fight it myself. It brought drinking in a whole new perspective. I hope that everyone, now that Christmas and New Year are coming, will think about this twice. Even in your company there can be one person struggling with addiction.
Take care and don’t forget them, they’re not alone, let them feel that.
The subject of today is; your brain!
Why? Because it’s one of the most important parts of our body, but one we always seem to forget..
Your brain is a funny thing. It’s always developing itself, and some days it’s easier to remember things then other days. Why is that?
This can have various reasons. One is food (or better; energy!) just like your body, your brain needs food in order to work properly. The food gives enough energy to remember things.
Sleep is also so important. If you regularly sleep to little; your brain is always dealing with a lack of energy. It’s harder to concentrate.
What can you do to improve your brain function? Well, make a lot of sudoku’s. By making sudoku’s you stimulate your brain to keep thinking. Remembering faces with their name is also a good one. Try this one at a party. Try to collect as many names as possible, and try to remember them at the end of the night. Did you knew them all?
I like to train my brain remembering everything that’s on my grocery list, without peaking. The first time it was difficult, but now I’m getting good at it!
Good luck with brain training today!