By Walter Lewis
Do you feel mentally and emotional drained? Does your mind get cluttered with negative thoughts often? If so, you are likely experiencing what I call is mental fat. Mental fat is another name for depression. It’s usually the result of negative life events such as family loses, job loses, fear, major illnesses, and abuse. However, I believe the accumulation of mental fat is caused by boredom and a response to failing and operating below your achievement level. As a result of not having the life or health you know you should have, you may experience:
- Angry and restless
- Lack of concentration
- Body aches
- Loss of energy
- Wanting to sleep all the time
- Eating too much
- Eating too little
- Unable to sleep at night
- Negative thoughts
Your unhappiness with your accomplishments and body shape causes you to struggle getting up in the morning instead of moving with purpose. You may rather pull the covers over your head for an hour, instead of getting up for an early morning workout. Your mental fat causes you to be average, although you know you should be phenomenal.
To burn mental fat or rid depression, you have to improve your health and renew your mind. Here are 3 Steps to Burn Mental Fat.
- Stop operating below your potential. Get up 30 minutes early every morning for a workout. It can be as simple as a 30 minute walk.
- Feed your mind with healthy foods. Include green tea, peanut butter on whole grain toast, salmon, broccoli, and spinach in your diet to improve your brain power. Click here to see the benefits of these foods.
- Hang with healthier friends and family. Consider hiring a trainer or join a group exercise class.
Regain your purpose, health, and happiness by following the three steps above. You deserve better.