Improved brain function and better self-esteem? You can do some simple things at home for 1-2 months, and notice the difference.
Brush your teeth with the wrong hand (usually the left) every morning and preferably evening. (You can finish brushing properly afterwards with right hand).
Look at yourself in the mirror while loudly saying "I love you" 10 times. Just do it. (It might feel strange in the beginning, but keep at it).
Then take 10 long deep breaths (using your entire stomach and chest).
Give it a try, you have nothing to lose!
Do this for 6-8 weeks morning and night and notice the difference.
Feel free to take deep breaths 3 times a day.
How does it help ? What does it do?
Improved Brain Function: Using your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth can stimulate the brain and improve nerve connections between the hemispheres. This can increase mental flexibility and creativity.
Increased Brain Activity: This exercise can stimulate parts of the brain that are otherwise less active, contributing to neuroplasticity and may even prevent age-related diseases.
Increased Self-Love and Confidence: Saying "I love you" to yourself in the mirror can strengthen your self-esteem and self-acceptance. It is a form of positive self-talk that can reduce negative thoughts and increase your overall well-being over time.
Challenging Habits: By brushing your teeth with the "wrong" hand, you break a daily routine, which can make you more aware and present in the moment. It can also increase your adaptability and ability to handle new situations.
Stress Reduction: The combination of doing something new (like using the other hand) and expressing self-love can have a calming effect and reduce stress levels.
Mindfulness and Presence: Breaking habitual patterns and doing something unusual, like using the wrong hand, can increase your awareness and presence in the moment, which is a central part of mindfulness practice.
These activities are simple yet powerful ways to improve your well-being and can be easily integrated into your daily routine.