Many people have lost their edge after spending a year and a half inside. Quarantine was draining y’all; I ain’t judging! However, now it’s time to get our minds sharp again. After all, we have to start interacting with other people again. So, if you want to touch upon your mental sharpness, check out these fun habits to support better brain health. You can have fun while challenging your mind, y’all.
Puzzles were the unsung heroes of the pandemic. There’s only so much Netflix a person can watch. For this reason, folks all over the country busted out their puzzles and got going. Not only are puzzles a blast, but puzzles are a great activity for your brain. You’ll sharpen your critical thinking skills when trying to determine which pieces go where.
Y’all, I have a love/hate relationship with sudoku puzzles. I always have a blast trying to figure out where each number goes. Yet, my brain starts to hurt when I can’t figure things out. As frustrated as I get, I know I’m doing something good for my brain when I’m working on one of these puppies. It helps me improve my decision-making skills when I’m thinking about which number goes where.
Another fun habit to support better brain health is exercise. Y’all, I’m guilty of being a couch potato for the last year and a half. As relaxing as it was, physically, I don’t feel the greatest. So now, I’m doing what I can to get my mind and body in good shape again. It’s true that the two things are connected. When I exercise, I feel better mentally and physically. The best part is, it doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, I just signed up for a Zumba class in a few weeks where I can dance and break a sweat.
It’s true that if we don’t use our brainpower, we’ll lose it. So, y’all should do whatever you can to make sure your mind is up to the nines. I feel so much better when I focus on my mind, and you will too.