Your mind is so important. You use it daily throughout your life to learn new things, reflect, make decisions, and so much more! Your brain is such a vital organ of the body. Read my blog post for tips on sharpening your mind…

See a list of 10 ideas to help nourish the mind:

1. Set goals

Always start with setting the right goals for yourself. Knowing your true life purpose will guide you in setting goals that you genuinely need. As a result, you’ll be motivated in working towards them.

2. Healthy lifestyle

Physical exercise not only helps you remain in good shape. It also boosts happiness hormones, improves vitality and has diverse other benefits. Drink plenty of water daily, have a proper balanced diet and nutrition. Ensure that you have enough sleep to remain alert during the day.

3. Meditation

Meditate for holistic benefits. It helps to clear the mind, controls stress and is revitalizing. I enjoy daily meditation in the morning and practice deep breathing as well.

4. Mindfulness

Live mindfully… Savour every moment. It does wonders for the mind!


Meditating cross legged. Text: 10 smart ways to sharpen your mind,
Meditating cross legged

5. Journaling

Keep a journal to reflect on the day. You’ll better understand your feelings, thoughts, and desires. This helps in developing better emotional intelligence, a crucial life skill. You can then take calculated actions and avoid thoughtless blunders.

6. Read books

Read books that you enjoy. Opt for fiction, self-help, or other types of books. Sit down in a cozy corner with your favourite cup of tea or coffee. Read mindfully.

7. Online courses

Learn new skills for self-improvement. Online courses are convenient, flexible and often more affordable than physical events held at venues. Learn from industry experts about proven best practices.

8. Trivia games

Exercise your brain by playing friendly quizzes, puzzles, and more. Meet up with friends and enjoy yourselves… Try out different types of games for fun!

9. Digital detox

Having no screen time is a healthy habit. Spend quality time with family, living in the moment without your phone. Avoid using your devices before bedtime.

10. Nature hikes

Nature helps recharge the mind. I enjoy nature hikes immensely. Even just walking in my garden brings me so much serenity! It’s relaxing and invigorating.

Famous quotes

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle


Your mind is precious! Treat it with love and due respect. Practice the right types of activities daily to nurture and sharpen your mind. Do you have any tips to share? Please post a comment below. If you know anyone who could benefit from my blog post, please share it. Thank you!!

Human head. Text: 10 smart ways to sharpen your mind,
Human head

18 thoughts on “10 smart ways to sharpen your mind

  1. Setting goals is very important. But we have to set realistic goals, otherwise, we can get frustrated in the process and quit our journey to sharpen our minds. Thanks!

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  2. Yes to all of this! Especially the mindfulness tips. And also spending time in nature – though I would add bicycling (summer) and XC skiing (winter) to that list, since I’m more likely to do these outside my door than hiking (to hike, I have to drive grr…)

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