Feed your mind.

Learning is an important aspect of mental fitness, and thankfully there are a growing number of research articles and resources on the topic:

Articles & Tips

General Mental Fitness

The importance of mental fitness
by Erica Roth and Dr. Timothy Legg / Healthline Media

 Three keys to optimum mental fitness
by Clifford Lazarus, Ph.D. / Psychology Today

Ten tips to improve your mental fitness
Department of Health & Human Services in Victoria, Australia

Twenty top tips for mental fitness
by Jennifer A. Brush, MA, CCC/SLP

Cultivating mental fitness
by Flor Sylvester / A Lust for Life

Creativity & Fitness

Creative thinking and the brain
with Shelley Carson / Harvard Health Letter

Exercise effects on the mind and creativity
by Kevin Loria / Business Insider

Seven surprising facts about creativity
by John Paul Titlow / FastCompany

Hormones & Neurochemicals

Hormones that make you happy
by M. Farouk Radwan, MSC / 2KnowMyself.com

The neurochemicals of happiness
by Christopher Bergland / Psychology Today


How plastic is the brain?
by Angela Chen / The Verge


How to get a good night's sleep
by Sean Illing / Vox


How technology is hijacking your mind
by Tristan Harris / Medium

Related Research

Self-Determination Theory (Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L., 1980-2017)

Mindfulness and bodily distress (Fjorback LO., 2012)

Mindfulness interventions (Creswell JD et al., 2017)

Mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety and depression (Hofmann SG, Gómez AF., 2017)

Psychological Needs and the Facilitation of Integrative Processes (Ryan, 1995)

The “What” and “Why” of Goal Pursuits: Human Needs and the Self-Determination of Behavior (Deci & Ryan, 2000)

National & International Resources

Cleveland Clinic: Healthy Brains (US)

Human Performance Resource Center (US)

Canadian Mental Health Association

ReachOut Australia