Our minds tend to lose some of its greatness as we get older. It is the way of life and quite normal, but you can help to reduce the severity of your memory loss and the dulling of your mental capacities. There are many ways in which you can help keep your mind alert and sharp.
Your first way to help fight ‘losing your mind’ is by reading. Read as much as you can as often as you can. Reading stimulates our minds and our creativity and helps to keep our minds healthy. Reading is a way to know what is happening in the world and also to escape into fantasy worlds and dream.
2. Puzzles and Games
You will find many options for puzzles and games that stimulate the mind. Building jigsaw puzzles is great. Also, do some Sudoku or block word puzzles. Buy yourself books with different puzzles and problem-solving games. They are fun and a great way to help your mind stay alert.
3. Intellectual Conversations
Few things are as stimulating as intellectual conversations. Debating for the sake of debating or discussing world matters or favorite authors or even the good old days all help to keep the mind going. You have to use different mental skills like reasoning, memory, problem-solving, thinking outside the box, etc. to have these conversation. Your brain will love the stimulation.
4. Living Healthy
Living healthy is not overrated. It is very important to live healthy from a young age. Whatever you do in your youth will affect you when you get older. So, eat healthily, rest well, exercise, drink lots of water, drink less alcohol, don’t smoke, etc. All these things will help you be healthier when you’re older. Also, when your body is healthy it is easier for the mind to stay healthy and positive.
5. Visit the Doctor
When you feel that there is a reason to worry about your memory or other mental capacities, don’t hesitate to visit the doctor. If you act fast there may still be some things that can be done to reduce the rate at which your mental capacities deteriorate.
We will all be affected by old age and the things it brings. Becoming less alert or not having a clear mind doesn’t have to be inevitable. If you follow these five steps, you should stay alert and sharp for many decades.
Tell us about your mental activities that keep you alert and your mind healthy and happy.