The brain needs new challenges in order to keep learning and adapting.
Here are a few ideas, ranging from the simple to ones that require a bit more investment.
Jumpstart your brain by
- rearranging your desk drawers
- driving to work via a different route.
Challenge your mind with stimulating activities such as:
- brain teasers
- arts and crafts.
Use the “wrong” hand to open your bottle of water.
Instead of reaching for your calculator, do mental math.
Learn a new language.
Learn how to play a musical instrument.
Turn your shopping list into a rhyming poem.
Laugh out loud twice a day (up to five different areas of the brain get into the action when we laugh).
Anything that you do out of the norm engages the brain.