3 ways to keep your mind agile

3 ways to keep your mind agile

Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.

As we grow older, life can get a little routine. The stresses and strains of everyday life begin to wear us down and we can start to feel a little stale, stagnant and bored.

That’s why it’s important to keep your mind active throughout your life. A healthy mind is the key to renewed inspiration and fulfilment. Plus, investing in your intellect can help to support your mental wellbeing and alleviate stress and anxiety.

With that in mind these are just three ways to keep your mind agile and make the most of your free time.

  1. Podcasts

Podcasts are a steadily growing format that saw a huge uptick in popularity during lockdown.

And if you’re looking for a more interesting way to spend your morning commute, they’re easy to enjoy on the go. You’ll find podcasts on all types of topics, from politics to sport to science, as well as a number of fiction podcasts.

Plus, the active listening and concentration they require is great for keeping your focus sharp, and can be a pleasant way to start your day, helping you feel a little more awake and engaged.

  1. Learn something new

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

But thankfully the human mind is far more robust and if you’re truly passionate about something, the joy of learning never really gets old.

Whether you’re teaching yourself to knit or bake via the internet or studying an online degree through ARU Distance Learning, information has never been so accessible as it is in the 21st century. And however you choose to learn, you’ll pick up new skills and boost your self esteem as you discover things you didn’t know you were capable of.

  1. Read

We all know that reading is good for us, but we very rarely put aside time to do it.

But if you want to start building the habit into your everyday life and don’t quite know where to start, it could be easier than you think.

If you don’t feel like carrying the weight of a tome around with you at all times, the Kindle app is a great way to carry books around on your phone or tablet without the excess clutter.

Alternatively, if you don’t find many opportunities to read on the go, just 15-30 minutes before bed can have a fantastic impact on your mental wellbeing, alleviating stress and helping you to feel more rested – a book is a much better tool for winding down than the blue light of your phone screen, which is proven to have detrimental effects on your sleeping pattern.

Looking for ways to boost your mental wellbeing and keep your mind active? We hope these three tips give you somewhere to start.

How do you keep your mind agile? Let us know in the comments below.

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