When we say, “It’s a jungle out there,” most of us don’t mean it literally. But some of our primal ancestors did, and they needed to use their brains to survive. That’s true for us in the 21st Century, too.
Just as you exercise your muscles (go back to the laws about moving, lifting, and sprinting), so too you must exercise your mind. Fortunately there are many opportunities. Some of you may find mental stimulation in your work, which is great – just be sure you get up from your desk and move around every hour or so. If you don’t have that kind of job, you can still exercise your brain on your breaks and off time. Internet games and puzzles work – just not after dark unless you’re wearing your blue-light blocking glasses. Likewise, you can read off a screen in the evening if you block the blue light. Or you can do it the old fashioned way with an actual book.
The other aspect is the same as the physical exercise laws – you need to allow time and space for rest and recovery between sessions of stimulus. Relaxation, connecting to nature, and daydreaming are also essential to having a balanced brain.
And so we’ve come to the end of the 10 Primal Blueprint laws. I have done a radio interview that summarizes the Laws. Listen to it here: Radio Interview on All Business Media
And I’ll be back on Tuesday as usual. Leave me a comment here in the meantime if you like.