Tuesday, March 27

The feel good life {stimulating}

Welcome back to The Feel Good Session.  Today is all about stimulating our brain....

If I had a dollar for every time my parents said "doing the crossword helps you keep your brain active" I'd have well, a lot of dollars!  I'd often be caught rolling my eyes into the back of my head as my parents sat in great concentration figuring out 8 down and then the great delight and cheer when they complete yet another crossword.

whoo, bloody hoo - I would think.   So you can imagine how chuffed I was when I spotted an article in last weeks paper titled "baking cupcakes as good for your brain as a crossword" - you see I think I must have always known that baking had more delight that just the enjoyment of consuming said goodies.

And I don't believe it stops there.  I think there are heaps of activities that are good for the brain, that stimulate us to think, just like the hailed crossword.

Things like puzzles, reading, cooking, baking, jam making, sewing, gluing, cutting, scrapbooking, knitting, photo taking, cross stitching, bird watching, computer time,  committee volunteering, beading, crocheting, sudoku, scrabble, debating, learning something new, meeting a new friend, catching up with an old one, enrolling in a short course, starting a long course, orienteering, practicing another language,  writing a letter (with a real paper and pen) and writing a novel.....just to name a few!

In fact, I think the key is that you enjoy it, and you feel challenged by it.  I'm yet to master the perfect chocolate cupcake, but I don't see that as a failure.  I see it as my crossword yet completed!

What is your crossword stimulus?


  1. Oh I'm loving that article also! I often feel very brain fried as a Mum. I'll just have to bake a few more cupcakes!

  2. Mine used to be baking, but the whole healthy eating thing has kind of put a halt to the regularity of that. I do however enjoy Sudoku! Mind you, I'm always too busy with blogs to sit down and actually do one. xx


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