Many years ago my grandma said, “Learn something new every day!” That was very good advice back then and remains good advice even today. Learning new things stimulates brain cells keeping them healthy. You know, the use it or lose it concept.
Christine M. Gall, PhD and professor of neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine, states that tasks that require learning create actual growth in the ever-developing mind.
What learning opportunities do you take advantage of — reading, workshops/seminars/classes, traveling, technology, crossword puzzles, hobbies, learning a foreign language? All sorts of activities contribute to a healthy mind and body. Learning requires you to pay attention. As Gall stated, “Recalling where you parked the car or who you talked to in the morning requires learning and remembering information.”
Could it be that learning how to simplify your life and organize your environment is actually good for your brain? There are plenty of books, organizing blogs and professional organizers ready to stimulate those brain cells.
Stay active and be open to new challenges.
What is your modus operandi to keep brain cells healthy, active and stimulated? Leave a comment below.