6 activities that stimulate your brain

There is a part of us that needs are brain to be stimulated for balance; our mental requirement. So what can we do to achieve more balance mentally:

Balance

- A job that you love

- Friends and a partner who get you to think in stimulating conversation. Those nights where you’ve thought the conversation was so interesting; there were different points of view and articulate communication.

- Games. My husband plays computer games: civilisation and I still love playing scrabble or Monopoly. You can improve your brain with strategic computer games, or mind game training like Dr Kawashima’s Brain training: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-DS/Dr-Kawashima-s-Brain-Training-How-Old-is-Your-Brain--270627.html Lumosit, http://www.lumosity.com/landing_pages/412?gclid=CL_Og7Sao7sCFcVX3godkgIA7A or Carol Vordemans’ book with 101 techniques http://www.amazon.com/Super-Brain-Easy-Ways-Agile/dp/B001G8WKDA.

- Reading. The discovery of new literature can provide mental stimulation.

- Studying. Learning a new language, to play a new instrument, a new subject or simply deepen the understanding of your field stimulates your mind and gives you a way to realise potential.

- Projects. Creating projects for yourself that can stimulate your brain, for example, fictional trading accounts. My husband entered a fictional trading competition and ended coming second. The sense of excitement he had was amazing in making decisions and seeing his progress. Other projects friends have undertaken have been to write a book, although I have been informed this is a painful process! To contribute to social projects or investigate the family history.

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