Which habits will damage your brain, Do you know?

If you find yourself doing anything on this list, you might want to stop/reduce doing it. Most of the items talk about feeding “garbage” to our brains.

Here Are 10 Brain Damaging Habits You Should Stop Doing Right Now.

  1. Watching garbage on TV:

    watching garbage on TV, including the likes of Bigg Boss, Roadies, Splitsvilla would damage your ability to think positively or productively. If you put anything in a can full of cow-dung, it will rot.

  2. Scrolling your social media the first thing in the morning:

    Your brain processes information faster than you think it can. What’s the problem with scrolling social media in the morning? Because your subconscious is highly activated right in the morning. So you want to fill it with positive things rather than random tidbits from social media that might be positive or negative.

  3. Scrolling your social media the last thing at night:

    First things first, the blue light emitted by the screens is harmful to your eyes and your sleep. You would take longer to fall asleep if you keep on staring at the screens right before you sleep. Next thing, your subconscious is activated when you sleep. So don’t feed it garbage before it gets activated.

  4. Consuming literature that is garbage:

    Now I am not saying that “Fifty shades of Grey” is a bad book. What I am saying is that it is the pinnacle of garbage in literature (I could read only 10 pages before I decided that I can’t even) and you should not read such books. And if you read such literature, I’ll judge you.

  5. Reading news the first thing in the morning:

    Read 2 again. For the same reason, your subconscious is highly activated right after you are well-rested, and news is too negative and would make you more pessimistic, and sad.

  6. Debating with trolls:

    Ladies, trolls would never change their minds. You want to save your mental energy by not arguing with random people who don’t want to see your point of view.

  7. Texting all day every day:

    Technology addiction is akin to any other kind of addiction. When you get a notification, your reward center emits dopamine. In the long term, the release of dopamine repeatedly would leave you very frustrated and would damage your brain. Just call and talk instead.

  8. You are what you eat Or drink:

    Smoking, alcohol consumption, drugs are all surefire ways to damage your brain. For other alternatives, you can try junk food and sugar consumption. Coke and Pepsi are also good substitutes.

  9. Nothing new to learn:

    The best way to not atrophy your brain is by using it. And your brain is most engaged when it is doing something productive or learning something new. If you think that you have nothing new to learn, well, think again.

  10. Lying, cheating, and abusing:

    Incorrigible lying, cheating, and use of curse words portray a lack of respect and demonstrates a lack of a good vocabulary.

  11.  Too much sugar consumption:

    Excessive intake of sugar for a long period disturbs our body’s capacity to absorb proteins and nutrients. This might result in a condition called malnutrition, which deters the brain’s growth. So, why this happens? It happens because our body lacks adequate nutrients in the blood, and hence, it does not deliver enough nutrients to our brain, which in turn, deters its development. Belly-busting sweets can harm your memory and thinking ability, so choosing antioxidant-rich sweets such as raspberries and dark chocolate will be a wise choice for both your brain as well as waistline.

  12.  Not getting enough sleep:

    Sleep deprivation can lead to several issues such as extreme daytime drowsiness, depression, and impaired memory. The part of the brain that suffers due to lack of sleep is the ‘hippocampus’. Even a single night of improper sleep can affect your brain’s ability to memorize new information.
    Several pieces of research have also revealed that the brain purifies itself of toxins only during the deep sleep cycle. Lack of sleep can cause the death of brain cells, which can lead to impaired memory and reduced abilities.

  13. Playing loud music with earphones or headphones:

    Listening to music at a very high volume with your earphones or headphones might damage your hearing abilities permanently. It can result in some brain problems such as loss of memory and damage to your brain tissue in the coming future. This is because the brain is the one, which makes an effort to comprehend what is being said around you. If you apply excess pressure on your brain, it’s sure to get damaged.

  14.  Missing breakfast and inadequate water intake:

    Maybe for a diet or to save time, many people opt to skip their breakfast. A very few people might be aware of the fact that not having breakfast can damage your brain. Every morning after a good sleep your body needs nutrients. Skipping breakfast deprives the brain of these essential nutrients. Several types of research state that children who have breakfast regularly perform much better at school. Skipping breakfast results in low blood glucose levels, which adversely affects the brain’s functioning.

    Almost, 80{65d74b771b6ceff07eaefc19ffed56e0ab6ea89ffc0f0b38516c35f1ac414386} of the brain is water. The brain needs enough water to think faster and focus better. So, it’s very important that you stay hydrated all the time. Drinking plenty of water will benefit both your body and brain to function better.

  15.  Smoking:

    We are all aware that smoking causes cancer, but do you know that the addictive nicotine in cigarettes also shrinks your brain? In fact, brain shrinkage for a prolonged period can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

  16. Too much food:

    Overeating makes us gain weight, feel bloated, and increase the chances of life-threatening diseases. But you might be unaware that it also damages your brain beyond your imagination. It hardens the brain arteries, hence, damaging our mental abilities.

    Several studies have revealed that high caloric intake for a prolonged period can, in fact, increase a person’s chances of developing memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), in the future.

  17. Sleeping by covering your head:

    You may feel it warm & comforting, but sleeping with a blanket covered over your head might increase the consumption of carbon dioxide and reduce the consumption of oxygen. Oxygen is very essential for the proper functioning of your brain, and not having enough of it can harm your brain cells.

By now, you must be wondering these are very common things that you often do daily. So, now it’s time to nurture your brains and give the attention it deserves. To be the most productive of ourselves, that’s exactly what we need to stop doing. Your brain will definitely thank you.


Alright, now you know what to do or what not to do. Hope you understand.

You can read it to know what to do if you want a successful life.

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