Technology can be very tempting. We carry devices where a world of information is at our fingertips. Want to learn how to churn butter? Want to know if fish sleep? It’s all right there!
But the thing is — looking at a screen all day isn’t the best way to expand and challenge your mind. It’s important to live outside of the digital world and experience life in lived moments.
Here are some ideas to give yourself a fun mental workout!
Turn Some Pages
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” — Joseph Addison
Finding a cozy spot, stepping away from distractions, and breaking out a book is one of the best things you can do for your brain.
✓ Reduces Stress
✓ Improves Memory
✓ Provides Mental Stimulation
✓ Heightens Creativity
✓ Expands Attention Span
As an entrepreneur, these benefits will help you become a more rounded, empathetic, and strong minded business owner.
It doesn’t matter if you can paint a picture perfect landscape or draw a stick figure with a smiley face — art is for everyone. Art is also diverse. Sewing, sculpting, crafting, woodworking, painting, baking, decorating… All of these are forms of artistic expression.
As a business owner, it’s important to be able to think outside the box and activate the creative part of the mind.
✓ Expand the mind and improve memory
✓ Create a sense of calm and peace
✓ Improve focus and attention
✓ Increases problem solving skills
✓ Boost confidence and self-esteem
Break out the glue, sharpen those pencils, and lay out some color patches. It’s time to get crafty!
Plan Game Night
Don’t you feel really good when you finish a puzzle? Or give yourself a “heck yeah!” When you get the answer right in a trivia game?
Games are stimulating and activate parts of your brain that are sometimes neglected.
According to HFR — “One of the primary benefits of playing board games is reducing the risks of cognitive declines, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Board games help develop logic and reasoning skills, improve critical thinking and boost spatial reasoning.”
Playing games also…
✓ Reduces Stress
✓ Boosts Mood
✓ Increases Motor Skills
✓ Improves Memory
It’s time to get the family ready for some Scrabble! Have fun and help your brain all in one.
Learn Something New
We don’t know about you, but we feel pretty amazing when I’m able to master something new that I’ve never tried before.
This is very important, especially for all you entrepreneurs — Never close your mind to growth and learning. Try learning a new language, pick up an instrument, take cooking classes… anything that will challenge you to grow.
Learning and growing will only give you more tools for your business and help you plan better for the future.
Put down those laptops, turn off the television, get off your phones and explore some options for fun and stimulating activities that will give your brain a healthy workout.
Remember — a healthy mind and body will lead to you having the tools and capabilities to tackle any challenges that may come your way, personally or professionally.
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