Another Monday! Do you dislike Mondays? Sometimes it does seem to be a shock to wake up to Monday after a fabulous weekend, especially if you have to go to work or school or such. Weekends just seem to be a bit looser than weekdays for most people. I think that is why we like them so much.
This week’s challenge is to use your mind by doing some puzzles. There are certainly many options out there. Crossword, soduku, anagrams, rubik’s cube, jigsaw, and many more. I have always enjoyed puzzles, the quest to figure it all out, to get the answers right, to find the answer to the puzzle. For years I diligently completed the daily crossword puzzle in the newspaper. I would regularly get out a jigsaw puzzle and work on it in the evenings. I would work through those giant puzzle books you find in the bargain bins at bookstores, which have all kinds and types of puzzles. I always enjoyed the challenge. I think it also frees up your mind a bit. You are concentrating on the puzzle so you let your sub-conscience work in the background. You let go of the worries and stresses that you might normally be experiencing, because your mind is occupied with something else. Plus you need to use different parts of your brain, get those pathways rerouted, add some diversity to your thought patterns. It can only be good for you!
So this week, work on some puzzles. And try to stretch a bit. If you normally do the crossword everyday, then try something else this week. Dust off those old jigsaw puzzles that haven’t seen the light of day for a while. Try something a little more difficult than what you usually do. Maybe the New York Times Sunday crossword instead of the daily newspaper crossword. Maybe a 2000 pc puzzle instead of a 1000 pc puzzle. Exercise those brain muscles a bit!