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Question on Mental health

  1. edguider profile image64
    edguiderposted 8 years ago

    I watched a news report yesterday about exercises for the mind by doing various tasks. Puzzles, Chess, Checkers, moderate mathematical stuff......

    Can anyone recommend a good strategy for keeping the mind free of cobwebs? I even heard there are some iphone apps for this?

    Thanks

    1. kimfranklin profile image52
      kimfranklinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Spend more time with positive minded people, and less time alone. Spend less time watching t.v. (which is a brain sucker) and more time reading personal development books. Spend more time out of your comfort zone and less time in the every day stuff!

    2. ddsurfsca profile image73
      ddsurfscaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

         Any activity that holds your interest, and allows you to figure out solutions works, it doesn't need to be puzzles or games.  Hobbies are also very good, for if the activity is also something you like to do, chances are good you will spend more time on those cobwebs.  Reading is wonderful, and I, (and I dont know why) enjoy reading the dictionary....

    3. reikial profile image61
      reikialposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Further to any previous answers. I don't know about you, I can only speak for myself but I avoid eating spiders whenever possible. This seems to keep my mind reasonably clear from cobwebs. At night its more difficult cause when you are asleep they say that we swallow countless spiders. You could erect a little spider catching net but I'm not sure where you would get the plans for such a contraption. Oh I heard somewhere that thinking about stuff can be helpful;like issues about life and so on. It seems to exercise the brain muscle which in turn fills up the brain cavity space which leaves less room for spiders to live in and ultimately less cobwebs - makes sense. Anyway, good luck with the spiders and the cobwebs, I wish you well
      :-)

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i play a game on my Nintendo DS (Brain Age) that has puzzles to stimulate different parts of your brain, then scores you and tells you your "brain age" so you can track your progress. i really believe in it! ok you just gave me an idea for my next hub smile

    5. Pearldiver profile image77
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The Very Best Strategy for keeping your mind free of cobwebs must be applied in the following sequence of actions!

      However, this May Be Too Hard for many who are lacking in the ability to do more than one thing at once, or have a short span of attention! hmm

      The First Exercise: Before you go to sleep each night; Block your Ears, Nostrils and Mouth with Cotton Balls. smile

      The Second Exercise: Relax - Don't Panic or Breathe! Allow your Subconscious Mind to Tell Your Conscious Mind that No Spiders will ever cross your mind again! smile

      This Strategy is So Successful that you will Never again be inflicted with mental laziness. lol

    6. Blogging Erika profile image79
      Blogging Erikaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      COFFEE.

    7. profile image46
      Badrinath Raoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think deep breathing and meditation is a good way of keeping your mind fresh and free from cobwebs.

  2. Jeffrey Neal profile image84
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    lumosity.com has a good collection of mental exercises and games.

    1. edguider profile image64
      edguiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that site looks great.

      Also, thanks to everyone for the great ideas. Going to be clearing the cobwebs this month smile

  3. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    writing writing and more writing always helps my mind plus doing the word searches.

    1. profile image0
      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Amen

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    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    reading in a foreign language.
    It makes your system move.

  5. Sexy jonty profile image54
    Sexy jontyposted 8 years ago

    Do yoga and prayanam ..... Do search in youtube videos for videos of how to do yoga ......

  6. akirchner profile image97
    akirchnerposted 8 years ago

    Reading, working on computers, trying to always play new games, figure out programs - all great ways to keep your mind nimble! (and keep you frustrated!)

  7. hoodieweather profile image57
    hoodieweatherposted 8 years ago

    There are a lot of iphone applications  that can keep you busy. I don't want to promote anything directly but-

    1) There is a free app that lets you play a game 99% similar to Scrabble with anybody with an iphone/ipod touch.

    2) The same makers of the game mentioned above has a free Chess application as well.

    3) Also there's tons of Connect 4 type games as well.

  8. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    singing everyday is excellent for the brain.

    here's a great article about foods to help our brain, a good site.

    http://www.happyhealthylonglife.com/hap … entry.html

  9. profile image0
    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    dont underestimate the power of physical exercise, getting outside and connecting with nature, and eating right. We all know what we need to do to be healty, it is easier said then done.
    But I find taking a long walk and just "letting go" of the day helps to clear out cobwebs.

  10. Rayalternately profile image61
    Rayalternatelyposted 8 years ago

    there's surely nothing else left to monetise when we've turned thinking into a commodity! big_smile

  11. beth811 profile image80
    beth811posted 8 years ago

    For mental exercises, try easy puzzles at first like sudoku and crosswords. They really perk up your brain and you will enjoy too especially sudoku. Or any boardgames will do.smile

  12. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    color - yep, grab your crayons or your colored pencils and color. Its relaxing.

  13. ratnaveera profile image69
    ratnaveeraposted 8 years ago

    Playing racing computer games will make favorable changes in our mental health. Because such games increases alertness and they can be also good mean of quick refreshing our mind.

  14. rmcrayne profile image98
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    Alzheimer's Chapter in my area has regular community education classes for free.  Materials include dietary recommendations and recommendations for mental stimulation.

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    Jenny-Anneposted 8 years ago

    solvitas perambulum - solve it while walking. Walking is good especially if you have access to cross country or to the beach.

    Also, I don't know if you've ever heard of mind maps - but they're good for getting your ideas down on paper. You put the main idea in the middle of a blank page and have 4 or 5 branches stemming out in different directions with words that come to your mind.

    By adding doodles and using colour (like colouring pencils), you're using both sides of your brain - left and right - and it helps to clear your mind about whatever the topic might be.

    It's relaxing if you take your time with it and the visual side is good for your memory as well because you have images in your head to go with the ideas.

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    poetlorraineposted 8 years ago

    so another words because only females can multi task it is only females that can follow this advice Pearl diver

  17. Pearldiver profile image77
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    That's a very interesting point Poet lorraine! hmm
    I have actually reccommended it to both males and females. smile

    But to be honest... I usually don't get alot of feedback from the participants for some obscure reason lol

  18. Deen Mohd Dar profile image59
    Deen Mohd Darposted 5 years ago

    Good thing would be asking the psychiatrist for help

    Ask psychiatrist

    1. profile image0
      zampanoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're 3 years late man.
      Maybe you should do some exercice.
      3 YEARS LATE ! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ?

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    SaritaJBonitaposted 5 years ago

    The new age word for keeping one's mind young is neurobic exercise.  I read a book that theorizes the brain can develop new neural pathways by practicing using your 5 senses.  One of the exercises was to close your eyes for a certain amount of time, and try to do normal daily tasks.  Even something as simple as filling a cup with water is a whole lot more challenging when you take away eyesight.

    Another example that I like to do is use mindfulness.  While I'm sitting waiting for the bus, or stuck in traffic, etc., I breathe deeply and focus on the sights and sounds around me.  For example, right now I'm sitting on the couch typing this on my laptop:
    My cat is giving herself a bath.  I can hear the roughness of her tongue.  She pauses at the sound of the house settling, listens for a moment, then goes back her post-dinner grooming ritual.  It's just starting to get dark out but the sky is still a pastel blue.  I need to turn a light on so I can see.  My toes are cold....

    It sounds dumb, but it's very calming and I tend to feel refreshed after doing this for 5-10 minutes.  I dunno whether or not it keeps my mind young, but it helps so why not try it!

 
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