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Jerry Keusch

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Apart from meditation, what daily exercises can we do to develop healthy minds?

I am seeking to find practical exercises that we can incorporate into our daily routines to help us to develop health minds. My definition of a healthy mind is one that is at peace with itself. One that is able to handle stress and strong emotions. One that is ultimately happy and content. Apart from meditation, what other exercies are there? Please think outside the box.

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  • Nov 10 2011: Hi Jerry,

    Here are a few things that I try to do to keep my mind sharp, and improve my mental abilities:

    - Read books, in great variety and as often as you can!

    - Solve simple problems to keep your skills sharp. I like to go to Kahn Academy sometimes and solve arithmetic problems to make sure I don't lose my skill. You can also improve upon your existing skills in this manner by setting goals (e.g. Solve 100 problems in a row within a certain time limit)

    - Spend some time just observing your surroundings, and try to take in as much detail as possible. This can be fun to do in a busy place, and is definitely a benefit to your observational skills.

    - Try to recount your entire day, in as much detail as possible. This is an interesting challenge with the goal of being able to remember your every action during the day, and I find it makes me more aware of my actions as well.
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      Nov 10 2011: Thanks John, I particularly like the exercises on building awareness of your surroundings and your actions.

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