2 Key Habits That Will Make Your Brain More Intelligent and Productive

In this presentation, we will examine two types of key habits that will make you more productive, have a long life, and maintain your mental health
2 Key Habits That Will Make Your Brain More Intelligent and Productive


In the last post, we reviewed three types of key habits for a successful future in the world and the hereafter. The three types of habits are exercise habits, reading habits, and spirituality habits.

In this presentation, we will examine two types of key habits that will make you more productive, have a long life, and maintain your mental health optimally.

Nowadays, there are more and more young people who easily feel stressed, stuck, and are often trapped in negative over-thinking. A stressed and stuck mind, of course, can stagnate the fate of life. Meanwhile, negative over-thinking will only make us more pessimistic about the future.

Not only that. Thoughts that are stressed and trapped in negative over-thinking in the long term will make it easy for us to give up doing an action diligently.

Stress and negative over-thinking will make our willpower and resilience even more fragile. We will no longer be able to act consistently.

And all of this is dangerous. Why? Because the long road to success requires strong resilience, strong persistence, and the ability to act consistently. When all these provisions are fragile, then our future can sink into prolonged sorrow.

The good news is this. We can avoid this grim condition by living out the following two key habits. Let's go through it one by one.

Key Habit # 1: Eating Habit

Studies show that our eating habits also have a major impact on our mental health and brainpower. When we are trapped in the habit of eating various junk food and drinking junk drinks, it turns out that our brains are easily stuck and less resilient to face various problems. Literally (literally) the strength of our nerve cells will be more and more fragile when we eat a variety of junk food and junk drinks every day.

In the long term, eating junk food too often and drinking junk drinks will weaken our brain capacity, and make our minds easily stuck plus dead. Therefore, if you like to feel like your brain is stuck, maybe because of all this time, then you are a bit careless.

Therefore, our eating habits must be transformed into a healthy lifestyle, or healthy eating habits. Here are two practical tips, based on science, that can help us build healthy eating habits.

The first tip is very simple: keep healthy food and drinks within reach of your eyes and hands. Instead, keep or hide various unhealthy foods, snacks, and drinks out of reach of your eyes and hands.

In his phenomenal book, entitled Mindless Eating - Why We Eat More than We Think, eating expert Professor Brian Wansink wrote an interesting finding. 

We always eat without thinking, so whatever is near the reach of the eyes and hands, that is what we will grab. There are fritters near the work table, chuckle. 

There are sweet donuts on the meeting table, yes we are. There is a sweet cake on the dining table, so we will brush it. 

Mindless Eating. Eat Without think!!!!.

Miraculously, Brian Wansink's research shows, when various fruits and mineral water are brought closer to the worktable of the respondents (so that they are easily accessible to the eyes and hands), the consumption of a variety of healthy foods and drinks increases drastically.

So the implication is simple but powerful. If we want to start building healthy eating habits, then tomorrow always bring one liter of mineral water near your desk. 

Also, bring various fruits such as apples, oranges, star fruit, or bark near the meeting table for office employees; or at our home dining table. Then keep various cakes, donuts, and unhealthy sugary snacks and drinks out of the reach of the eyes and hands of people in the office and at home.

Brian Wansink said CHANGING our eating behavior can be done only as above because the effect is very powerful. Our diet is shaped by the SITUATION AROUND us, NOT by our motivation. So far, we have become fat, because the situation around us always encourages us to eat various junk food.

Key Habit # 2 Tips for building healthy eating habits

If we work regularly at the office, then start following the Weekly Meal Plan. That means every week, we have prepared a lunch menu for a week, and if possible, bring the lunch from home. Or if you can't, then order a weekly meal plan through a healthy lunch catering service provider.

What are you going to have for lunch ...

It's an annoying little thought process, and it can have a big impact on our diet. Brian Wansink writes, during lunch break, and you are thinking about what to eat for lunch, then chances are that your brain is tired because it has been spent thinking about various tasks in the office that never ends.

So, just when your brain is getting tired, the decision to eat for lunch often cannot be done optimally. Because your brain is tired. Finally, the decision to eat lunch, just choose. 

And often the choice falls on various junk food lunches and menus that are not so healthy. Repeat this ritual every day, and it's no wonder that more and more people are overweight.

So to avoid the traps above, Brian Wansink suggests: make a Weekly Meal Plan or a Weekly Lunch Plan from Monday to Friday. 

Ask a healthy caterer or person at home to arrange and prepare it. This planning is the key to building healthy eating habits. Why? Because we no longer need to think about what to eat for lunch when our brains are tired - and eventually, trap us to eat a variety of junk food.

The Weekly Meal Plan will give us a definite lunch plan, and save us the burden of thinking. Even more important: this lunch plan is healthier because the menus are carefully arranged. And if the house people can provide it, then the cost will be more efficient.

So starting next week, please follow this Weekly Meal Plan ritual. If you are already working from the office regularly, don't eat lunch in the canteen near the office anymore. Prepare your lunch for a week, and always choose a healthy and economical lunch menu.

These are, two practical ways to start building a Healthy Eating Habit (we'll cover the second habit next week, which will also be surprising).

Two practical ways to build this healthy eating habit are:

1. Put a variety of healthy foods + drinks in the reach of your eyes and hands (and vice versa, keep or hide various junk food + junk drinks from the reach of your eyes and hands).

2. Prepare a Weekly Meal Plan, and create a weekly meal plan that is healthy and economical. Your mind no longer needs to be bothered with annoying questions: what do you want to eat in the afternoon?

Remember: an unhealthy diet (too many junk foods) will make our brain capacity even more fragile. And when the cognitive power and the strength of your nerve cells are getting stronger, then the dark life span will continue to haunt you.

Miraculously, Brian Wansink's research shows, when various fruits and mineral water are brought closer to the worktable of the respondents (so that they are easily accessible to the eyes and hands), the consumption of a variety of healthy foods and drinks increases drastically.

So the implication is simple but powerful. If we want to start building healthy eating habits, then tomorrow always bring one liter of mineral water near your desk. 

Also, bring various fruits such as apples, oranges, star fruit, or bark near the meeting table for office employees; or at our home dining table. 

Then keep various cakes, donuts, and unhealthy sugary snacks and drinks out of the reach of the eyes and hands of people in the office and at home.

Brian Wansink said CHANGING our eating behavior can be done simply as above because the effect is very powerful. 

Our diet is shaped by the SITUATION AROUND us, NOT by our motivation. So far, we have become fat, because the situation around us always encourages us to eat various junk food.