You have likely heard the saying “use it or lose it.” When it comes to your mind power, this phrase is definitely true. The longer you go without exercising your mind, the more likely you are to lose some of that power. However, some people just don’t want to sit around doing word puzzles and other common ways of exercising their minds. Instead, you can use these fun ways to increase the power of your mind and keep yourself thinking sharply.
Work the Senses
Most people take the use of their senses for granted. You most likely rely heavily on your senses of hearing and sight to get through life. This can leave the other areas of your mind neglected. To help strengthen those areas of your brain, try shutting out one or two of your other senses and complete a normal activity. For instance, you can blindfold yourself and have someone present you with objects for you to touch and smell to figure out what they are.
Create Inventions with Normal Objects
Creativity is food for the brain. You can improve your mind power and keep your mind sharp by thinking about two ordinary, unrelated items in your life and think of a crazy new invention you can make with them. It doesn’t matter if the invention doesn’t really make sense or isn’t something people would actually use. The goal is to think of new uses for things to make your mind think.
Blind Taste Testing
Similar to exercising your senses, you can conduct a blind taste test to make your mind really think. For instance, you can choose a selection of wines in a variety of qualities. Without revealing which one is which, you can use it as a party game to sharpen the minds of all your guests, challenging them to choose the highest quality wine from the group. You can also ask them to describe each wine, making their minds work harder.
Making sure you use your mind power will ensure your thinking skills remain sharper as you get older. However, this doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to games you find boring. You can make use of fun games and activities to help you sharpen your skills and keep your mind working harder. It will also help keep all your senses sharper so your body doesn’t learn to rely too heavily on one or two senses.