Throughout our busy lives, we develop habits in the way that we go about our days. Waking up and having that cup of coffee, ending our night with a book or TV series, or performing the same tasks at work throughout the years. Being efficient in our daily lives is important but doing the same things over and over prevents the mind from challenging itself. As we get older, continuing to challenge our mind will help us stay sharp and prolong a happy life.
Learning new things not only keeps the mind sharp but also improves our memory. The challenge of learning activates our brain cells and stimulates communication amongst the brain cells. The learning could be from an academic perspective or as easy as learning a new hobby. Forcing yourself to think in an unfamiliar environment will produce the brain activity needed to keep the mind sharp. Next time an opportunity at work arises in an area you don’t have a lot of experience in, grasp the opportunity to learn something new and develop that skill. It will make you a more diverse individual and add value at the workplace.
Keeping the mind sharp also requires the use of your physical body and not just your mind. Using your body will promote healthy blood flow allowing the brain to excel during the learning period. Consuming vitamins and high protein foods provide the supplements needed to feed the brain and promote healthy brain activity. We will use our brains our whole life and continuing to challenge our knowledge will continue the development of our brains.