How overstimulation is damaging your brain - Avoid These activities now
The world has become a constant source of information and stimulation. We are constantly exposed to different stimuli, often without even realizing it. This is called overstimulation, and it may be having an impact on your brain.
In this article I'll explain what overstimulation is, why it's harmful to your health, and how you can avoid it as much as possible so that you can live a healthy life. Let's dive in!
There are many ways to avoid overstimulation, but the most important thing you can do is keep your mind from getting overwhelmed.
Constantly checking your phone or computer for notifications will only result in a stressed-out brain and body.
Your brain gets tired just like the rest of your body
The brain is like a muscle. It's the most powerful organ in our body and it requires rest and recovery just like any other muscle. If you overwork your brain, it will get fatigued just like any other muscle in your body.
When we're overstimulated, we don't give our brains enough time to relax and recharge. This can cause serious health problems such as anxiety, stress and depression.
Overstimulation rewires your brain
Overstimulation rewires your brain. It can have a negative impact on your emotions and behavior. You might feel anxious, depressed or distracted.
You may also find that you are not in control of your actions when overstimulated. A study found that overstimulating rats led them to lose their ability to make decisions about which lever to pull after only six hours! This consequence can be extrapolated to human behavior as well.
You may not even know you're overstimulated
You may not even know you're overstimulated.
That's because the symptoms of overstimulation are subtle and often go unnoticed for a long time. They include:
- Fatigue and difficulty sleeping
- Poor memory or focus
- Poor decision-making skills and difficulty making decisions, especially when it comes to things that require careful thought or planning - like where you want to live, what career path you want to take, how many kids you want to have... the list goes on and on!
When you're overstimulated, it feels like there are too many choices. You don't know which one to pick because they all seem equally good or bad.
This can be especially frustrating if you're trying to make a decision about something important in your life: job choice, where you want to live, etc... All of these symptoms can contribute to stress, anxiety and depression for some people; for others they may just make daily life more difficult than it needs to be.
An Unhealthy Diet
Eating a healthy diet is the best way to avoid overstimulation, and it is also one of the most important things you can do for your brain. You should eliminate or lower sugar, caffeine and alcohol from your diet. Instead of processed foods, eat more vegetables, fruits and fish that will keep your mind sharp. Try not to eat fast food too often (or at all).
Vitamins are essential for keeping your mind in good shape as well! Be sure to include beta-carotene in your meals; this substance helps prevent memory loss and aids in concentration.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to improve mental function by improving blood flow to the brain during exercise as well as playing an integral role in neuron growth throughout life span development stages
Lack of sleep
There are many reasons why people do not get enough sleep. The most obvious is that they cannot fall asleep at night, or they wake up too early in the morning and cannot fall back to sleep.
Another reason is that they have a busy schedule, with work and family obligations. However, by developing good sleeping habits, you can improve your sleep quality significantly.
- First of all, you should go to bed at a regular time every night and avoid naps during the day if possible.
Second of all, try not to go to bed too late because this will affect your next day's schedule negatively.
- Thirdly, try not watching TV or using electronic devices (such as smartphones) an hour before going to sleep since this may cause difficulty falling asleep due to overstimulation from electronic light exposure which is known as “blue light” in scientific literature
Why nootropics can help you focus
Nootropics can help you focus, but they're not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle.
The best nootropics are those that have been proven to increase mental performance and concentration by improving blood flow to the brain, enhancing cognition and memory retention, balancing neurotransmitter levels in the brain, and preventing cognitive decline.
Best nootropics for concentration:
- Citicoline - increases dopamine synthesis by up to 30%
- Alpha GPC - increases acetylcholine production in the hippocampus
Take time to disconnect and be alone with your thoughts, feed your brain good food, exercise and improve your sleep schedule
One of the best ways to avoid overstimulation is to take time out of your day to disconnect. You can do this by taking a nap, going on a walk or doing something else that allows you to relax and let go of your worries. Don’t focus on what’s going on around you and just be alone with your thoughts for 20 minutes each day.
When it comes to eating healthier, whole foods are the way to go – anything with added sugars or artificial ingredients should be avoided as much as possible. Eating healthy meals will not only keep your brain functioning at its best but also give you energy when needed!
And speaking of energy…exercise is also important; try doing yoga every morning before work so that when you sit down at your desk there isn’t any extra stress weighing on you from lack of movement earlier in the day (or night).
Taking care of yourself doesn't have to be expensive either! Try walking outside instead of driving everywhere; this will help clear away mental clutter while giving some fresh air into those lungs too!
When we overstimulate our brains, we are actually short-circuiting them, causing damage that can last for years. The best way to avoid this is to limit the amount of stimulation you take in each day and give yourself time alone with quiet.
The next time you pick up your cell phone, ask yourself; what are you grabbing it for? Is it necessary? Probably not...