Build Your Cognitive Reserve: Part 2
Last week we talked about letting go of your thoughts to re-build your cognitive reserve. Here is another passive way to fill your well.
2. Find Your Rhythm!
We know that music is healing and that listening to music will light up many parts of your brain. It may just be that the rhythms, the basic beats that drive everything on Earth including the basic systems in living bodies, that help re-nourish the brain and keep the pathways open and engaged. Use music and beats to re-charge your brain. Find some music with a comfortable rhythm – something that makes you feel good. Sit down in a place with no distractions, close your eyes, and turn on the music. Let the beat take you to a place where your mind can wander and be creative.
Try out different beats and see how they make you feel. The goal is to not feel too anxious nor so relaxed that you fall asleep – find the balance that works for you. Here are a couple of short drum beat based pieces to start with.
Music can re-charge your reserves, spark your creativity, and make you feel good! Re-fill your well with the rhythms of the Earth.