7 interesting free mental exercises for the brain
There are some light mental exercises for the brain that make new combinations of sensory stimuli by sharpening the mind and preventing memory loss. Everyday routine affects human behavior and the functioning of the brain (the most important human organ). These interesting mini mental exercises help the brain not to break into the routine and start to fail. Exercise in the morning or during the day to be effective.
- Take a brand new item (such as food packaging) and read the ingredients. Think about that subject. This action breaks the routine and experiences something new. Take a look at the items on store shelves (while in a store) and try to memorize the names of some new products (which you don’t normally buy). Try repeating the titles after a few moments.
- Turn objects upside down. Turning the objects that make up your space upside down with this also breaks down routine and a sharp mind. For example, turn picture frames upside down because the brain will register these unusual movements (which it would otherwise ignore).
- The brain creates associations with the sense of smell. The first association of the morning is the smell of coffee for many people. By connecting new odors with a certain activity, new neural pathways are activated. For example, keep a bottle of perfume next to your bed for 7 days. Smell the contents of the perfume in the morning after waking up. The part of the brain that processes memory is often associated with the sense of smell. Exercise your brain while staying outdoors by trying to identify new odors. For example, an open car window is a great base for exercise.
- The sense of touch (except the sense of smell) equally affects the work of the brain. For example, store a handful of coins of various sizes in your pocket. Then, with the touch of your fingers, try to identify a specific coin. Thus the focus of the brain shifts to visual stimuli.
- If a person always sits in one place and in the same chair and always looks in the same direction / does all the work in the same order — then simply changing places will make the person change habits. That person will then address people differently, touch the same objects and look at the space around them.
- Replacement of morning activities. Research says that performing new tasks involves activities of most of the brain while routine tasks result in reduced brain function. Introduce new agendas or ways of dressing that will prove effective and improve brain function.
- Replace hand-brush teeth with non-dominant hand. Research says that using the opposite side of the brain rapidly and significantly expands the part of the brain that controls and processes tactile information from the hand. Experts suggest that you apply toothpaste and brush your teeth with a non-dominant hand – to involve and use that part of the brain more.