Most people would agree that playing mind games with your loved ones causes nothing but heartache.
However, playing these kind of mind games with yourself can actually strengthen your mind and even make you smarter!
1. Switch Hands
Have you ever wanted to be ambidextrous? People who can use both hands equally well are known as ambidextrous.
If you aren't naturally able to switch between both hands, learning how to use your non-dominant hand can result in increased brain activity.
Switch your computer mouse to the other side, start brushing your teeth and eating with your other hand. It can be tricky at first, but it will give your brain a great workout!
2. Eat With Chopsticks
If you've never mastered the art of eating with chopsticks, this technique should definitely be on your list of brain-developing activities.
Teaching yourself how to eat mindfully not only helps you to focus on the details, but it also helps with digestion and calorie consumption.
3. Do Chores With Your Eyes Closed
This one should be done carefully - especially if you aren't particularly good on your feet. Start by closing your eyes while you take a shower, or fold laundry.
This kind of activity forces your brain to use new neural pathways and stimulates your other senses such as touch and smell.