You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!
Pick a poem or song from our list and recite it out loud. Now, recite it again but skip every other word. Then skip every third word, and so on, until you can't do it any more. This exercise helps with your concentration and mental endurance.
1. Your national anthem
2. The Happy Birthday song
3. Old MacDonald
Example skipping every other word: Old had farm I I...
adj :: Difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend.
"But to learn all about these recondite matters, your best way is at once to descend into the blubber-room, and have a long talk with its inmates." --Moby Dick by Melville, Herman
The next time you are eating a meal alone, close your eyes and use your senses of smell, taste and touch to experience the meal. Try to identify the foods without seeing them. Notice how texture is a big part of the experience. By blocking out your sense of vision you will be putting more attention toward your other senses, helping strengthen your underused senses.
Hold your nose while you take a bite and you will notice how important the sense of smell is to fully tasting food. This is why foods taste bland when you have a cold.