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Mind Fitness - Week of 07/17/23
Let’s introduce some problem-solving into the mix. Many mindfulness practices fall short of truly holistic mental training by not including this component. Being aware of your thoughts and objectively observing them is a critical skill. But in addition, we need to develop our minds. Consistently flexing your problem-solving ability is one of the best ways to do this because your entire life consists of finding solutions to mini-problems—even deciding what to eat for breakfast.
This week, spend at least twenty minutes a day working on a puzzle or game, preferably non-digital. It doesn’t need to be in one sitting. For example, I usually solve the daily Wordle (admittedly on my phone) within the first hour after waking to get my thinking groove going. Then I take a break midday and do a tactile game. My favorites all come from a company called ThinkFun. But use whatever you have easy access to, like crosswords, Sudoku, or even a jigsaw puzzle.
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