10 Ways to Strengthen Your Brain

In my search for a new list of things to do, I stumbled-upon this fantastic site, which provides us 10 ways to strengthen our brain. Read on…

  • Switch up any mundane routines
  • Humans are very habit forming in seemingly non consequential activities. How often do you take the exact same route to work? Studies have shown that even small changes in daily patterns cause brain stimulation.

  • Pick a random topic and learn something about it
  • I often find myself getting into a rut where I mostly visit the same websites and read about the same types of things. Music, Sports, Web happenings, World News. Pick something outside of that orbit and set out to learn something about it. Art Deco Design. History of the Cuban Revolution. How your car engine works. Spend just 10-15 minutes a day on a completely new or random learning project.

  • Switch your news sources up
  • Every once in a while pick up a different newspaper form a different city. Read from sources that go against your political leaning, something very liberal or very conservative. I try to read the Wall Street Journal Op-Ed page at least once per week. It usually reviles me! But it also strangely stimulates my thoughts.

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