Simple Things that You Can Do to Keep Your Mind Active

by on August 21st, 2010
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Every time you search “how to keep your mind active” in the net you’ll find all kind of articles, books, methods and techniques which are too complex and not easy to remember. Actually, by the time you are on the bottom of the page you’ll forget the all methods you’ve read. I’ve checked a lot of writings, and the most include physical exercise, some special nutrition diet and complex mental games.

It’s great if anyone can incorporate these advises, but have in mind that there are people who are too much busy for making en effort like this. Some of them will not stick to the diet even if they are at risk of having a heart attack. So, here are few simple ideas on how to maintain your mind active.

Try to use the other hand (the opposite one). In order to do that, you can just switch the side of your mouse pad. By doing this, you stimulate the connection between the two hemispheres of your brain. Clicking on the mouse with the opposite hand is something you can incorporate without much trouble into your everyday life. It would be especially easy to do if you are one of those who spend a lot of time in front of the PC. During the first few days you may feel weird and you will feel like stepping back at first, but keep trying. Don’t give up easily. After the period of adaptation, you’ll navigate the programs efficiently with the both hands.

You can try to perform as many activities as possible using the non-dominant hand, but some of them might become even heavier after longer period of time.

Play games that require thinking. You don’t need to solve some complex math problems to get your mind in good shape. Playing hidden objects games or activities as simple as crosswords or Sudoku can get you the needed influence on increasing your brain performance.

When possible, play video games or board games together with other people. By doing that you’ll stay socially active and intellectually engaged. Being in a competition while playing some time limited game will force you to focus and process information faster.

An important rule that you must remember, is the regularity of playing this kind of games. Try to incorporate these mind exercise into your daily routine. Even if you have a day full of activities, you can still catch a few minutes to make this exercise.

Don’t forget that the mind is a muscle that needs regular exercise. If you don’t keep it in shape, it won’t work very well. So, what are you waiting for? Start practicing these simple exercises.


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