The other day, I was eating a bag of Doritos, not a full bag just a mini-bag, and feeling crappy.
There was a sense that I was shoveling completely fake and processed things with each powdery, crunchy bite into my body.
Note: Doritos is not sponsoring this post.
In this same way, occasionally there will be days when I do nothing but shovel equally as fake and unhealthy information into my mind.
These two things, the mind, and body are more closely tied than we acknowledge. What we put into our body is clearly either healthy or unhealthy and that goes for our minds as well.
It’s not just about keeping your body healthy, it is also about applying the same care to the health of your mind. Are you growing, exercising, and feeding your mind?
The idea that our minds are stagnant and our bodies are what is changing is messed up.
In the same way that there is no single workout session in the gym that represents all that your body needs, your mind needs consistent attention in the long term and not a single dose of healthiness (a book or two).
In the same way that we strive to take care of our body by being aware of what we feed it, we should be equally aware of what we feed our mind.
Consider what you’re putting into your mind.
Are you feeding your mind Doritos or little baby carrots?