From diet ideas to workout plans, we hear a ton about taking care of our physical bodies. But when’s the last time you thought about exercising your mind? As one of our must important organs, our brain needs as much love as the rest of our body! Let’s dive into tips and tricks for long-lasting mind health.

Exercise the brain

Sometimes it feels like once we graduate school, we’re all done learning—but that couldn’t be further from the truth! For good brain health, our minds need to be consistently engaged in stimulating activities throughout our whole lives. These “brain games” will help us have a sharp mind even as we get older.

The great news is that keeping mentally fit can be easy and fun! Try one of these simple activities for some brain training:

  • Work on a puzzle
  • Play a word game
  • Experiment with new hobbies
  • Read enlightening books

YL tip: Cultivate an environment where you can focus while you exercise your brain. You can listen to calming music, diffuse some Lavender or Citrus Fresh™, use our Stress Away™ Roll-On, or try out our Cool Mint CBD Oil.

Woman applying Stress Away Roll-On--Young Living Essential Oils Blog

Learn something new

Looking for a hobby? The great news is that picking up new skills is a great way to give your brain a workout. Maybe learn how to bake that difficult dish that you have been wanting to try or train your mind on the endlessly amazing benefits of essential oils! Learning a new language is also a beautiful way to build brain health while opening up to new cultures. Diffuse Brain Power™ essential oil blend during a study session of your target language to spice things up.

Practice, practice, preach

We might feel stagnant in things we’ve been doing for a long time, but our brains can still benefit from making an effort to improve! What’s a skill you have that you could work on? If you’re a master chef, try making a dish from a different country. If you love hiking, look for a trail you’ve never taken before. Train your mind by setting a goal to advance in a new aspect of your tried-and-true skills to keep things feeling fresh!

Another tip for brain training is to teach your knowledge and talents to someone else! Not only will you have the chance to share what you love with someone, but teaching what you know will help you truly master your skill.

Pair your brain training with our Citrus CBD Oil. Place 1 drop in your palms and inhale. Give some to your student, too! That way you can both enjoy the benefits of the oil as you work together.

Citrus CBD Oil--Young Living Essential Oils

Strengthen your memory

As we age, it gets more and more difficult to remember things. But practice makes perfect! Try setting up a fun brain game challenge each week to help keep your mind clear. Is there a new game you want to learn? Try to memorize the rules of it so you can teach your friends! Or gather your favorite YL essential oils, close your eyes, and smell each of the oils. See how many scents you can recognize without peeking!

Rest up

In our busy world, it can be easy to get ahead of ourselves. Between working, running the kids to soccer practice, and staying on top of household chores, things can get hectic fast. That’s why it’s so important to give our brains the rest that they need!

If you need a bit of time to help your mind feel clear and alert, start your day off with a morning routine. You can also wind down at the end of the day with a little bit of RutaVaLa™ essential oil blend. Simply dilute a drop of this blend with a carrier oil like V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage into the soles of your feet.

RutaVaLa Essential Oil Blend--Young Living Essential Oils

Want more ideas on improving your health? Check out this post about CBD or get mindfulness tips here.

Which tip are you most excited to try?