Be Kind to Your Mind

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:

  • puzzles
  • 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).

Be curious.

Anything that you do out of the norm engages the brain.