It’s obvious that we cannot make our brain do stretching exercises or do squats for that matter. But we can definitely make it do mind-stretching activities, like puzzles and riddles. Doing these kinds of mental exercises have been proven to be very useful for your well-being.
Doing puzzles and riddles
Puzzles and riddles can be really helpful since your earliest childhood. For example, when you were a child, you used to deal with them just for fun. Our school magazines were full of puzzles. Anyways, subconsciously you were working on a habit to apply your mind in every situation you find yourself dealing with. To continue with, well-developed problem-solving skills and thinking skills are really useful in your daily life, as well as in career management. So solving logical puzzles can help you develop and improve those skills. Bottom line is, puzzles and riddles can help you learn new things, and acquiring new things make your brain change!
Take a look at this puzzle
Take a look at the puzzle presented below. It’s in a form of a match question, but there’s also a logical problem featured in it. Do you have a clue? Try to do it on your own, but if you’re still struggling with it, you can check the actual answer, which is provided for you!
“When I was 4 years old, my brother was half my age. Now I’m 18. How old is my brother?”
Solution: When you were 4 years old, your brother was half your age, which means he was 2 years old. That makes it only 2 years difference between you two. Therefore, if you are 18 years old, your brother must be 16. Some people guess “nine” because they go half age from 18, without thinking logically about the math problem. This is pretty amazing! And that my friend, is how you do mind-stretching exercises!