Flex your mind muscles – A recent report by Harvard Medical School found that exercising your brain with challenging activities can help build up natural defenses against diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
Ideas can come from anywhere – While reading this paragraph on being ready to seize ideas, see if you can count the number of words. Answer on the last slide.
Targeting key parts of the brain – Several books, apps and online games focus on improving different aspects of mind fitness such as attention, memory and flexibility.
Get away from it all – Spending time focusing on the positive aspects of your life can help to clear the mind and focus your attention on the things that matter.
Make a game of it – Strategy games like chess will improve logical thinking and problem-solving.
What's on your mind? – Getting a good night's sleep can reduce stress and can help reaffirm any important memories.
Challenge yourself – Thinking in novel ways can strengthen neural pathways and create new brain cells. Try a variety of puzzles.
Finding the right book – Picking out the perfect puzzle book can be challenging in itself, but there's bound to be one to suit your needs.