Recognizing your creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills will improve your overall Intellectual Wellness!
1. Pick up a good book!
Have you picked up a good book in awhile? Reading has many benefits, including but not limited to exposing you to new things, improving your understanding of many topics, preparing you to take action in many situations, allowing you to gain experience from other people, enhancing communication skills, and boosting your creativity and imagination!
2. Keep your mind active with some stimulating puzzles and games!
Grab a pencil and try your hand at sudoku or a crossword puzzle. Go online to Games for the Brain to find a large selection of challenging games such as Mastermind, Crime Scene, trivia, checkers, chess and more. You could even try a video game to improve your health if you’re feeling extra creative.
3. Experience the Arts!
We have great resources right in our area to help with our intellectual wellness! Evansville Community Theatre, Oregon Straw Hat Players, and Rock River Repertory Theatre Company are just a few options in the area to see a play or musical. Ever thought about auditioning? Why not try it out?
Music, the arts, dance and other cultural activities can help express creativity and stimulate your brain in new ways. Because intellectual wellness is so closely tied to social wellness, cultural events are a great way to boost your health in both areas while having fun at the same time.
Did you know that a simple conversation counts as a brain exercise? Bring up a current event for a discussion with friends. Be open-minded and realize that even if you don’t agree with their point of view, you are expanding your mind by having a lively discussion and hearing new ideas. Here’s a TON of conversation topics to get you started!