Five ways to keep the mind active online
Keeping the mind active is important to wellbeing, particularly in the context of the last year or so of lockdowns and restrictions from doing the things everyone loves.
From attending the gym to playing golf or heading to the pool for a swim, the opportunity to do some of the things previously taken for granted were taken away as the global pandemic struck across the planet. And with this, the opportunity to refresh the brain, get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and work were denied too.
With people spending more and more time online, it’s worth considering how it’s spent – and it doesn’t have to be about wasted time spent browsing. The mind can be exercised, improving wellbeing and getting the old grey matter working harder, even from a quick five minutes on a smartphone.
Word searches and crosswords
Word games are some of the most popular ways to test the brain and keep the cogs moving. It isn’t necessary to buy a newspaper or a book any longer, although it’s still easy to get them from supermarkets and other retailers.
Now there are apps and websites online that provide daily word searches, crosswords and other games for players of all abilities, as well as cryptic teasers.
Instead of browsing Facebook or Twitter and spending endless hours reading what friends and family are up to, why not test the brain with wordsearches and crosswords for all ability levels?
Many other traditional games can now be played on your phone, and the tricky nine-number game is one of the best ways to exercise the mind and keep the brain active.
From beginner level games to some of the toughest sudoku boards, one can test mathematical abilities from the comfort of the sofa, on a work break or while sat in the garden. While the body might be relaxing, the brain can be worked hard.
Online card games
Card games might not seem like the most obvious way to keep the mind active, but in fact they tend to be games of intense strategy, about playing each move in the best way possible. The brain needs to be engaged to consider all of the possibilities that lie ahead: what hand might be dealt when the next card is turned. There is much more to card games than meets the eye.
There are many places offering games of this kind online – even Facebook has a selection – and more often than not with promotions such as GGPoker promo code NEWBONUS to use when signing up.
For something that will occupy time and some mental energy, it might be an idea to start a blog. Users and readers love the opportunity to write and learn about favourite things.
Ideas could include starting an advice blog for people with similar hobbies or interests, reviewing products, offering how-to guides on a specialist subject or just providing an engaging blog about everyday life.
Who knows…it could turn into something of a side hustle or a future business to make money from via advertising or even selling unique products.
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