As a working adult, your brain is often focused on what you have to do at your job, whether that’s typing, helping customers, or fulfilling an order that’s just come in. At LearningRx, we understand that our brain can get used to the same things, and that those tasks we do every single day can almost become automatic as time passes. We know what cognitive skills need to be applied to a certain task, and our body knows how to react to the signals that our brain is receiving.
This summer, as you have free time or take a break from work, let your brain explore and try some new things it may not have encountered before. That might be a game you’ve never played, a book you’ve never read, or a place you’ve never visited. Our brain training programs are designed to challenge the mind, and you can do the same by stimulating your noodle in new ways!
In our last post, we talked about adding card games and puzzles to your summer fun. While those can be challenging and entertaining, you may not always have someone to play cards with or a group that wants to sit down for a few hours to work on a puzzle. If you find yourself with some free time, search the internet for some brain teaser games, or log on to your favorite video game network and see what free games are available there. You should be able to find games that challenge your memory, problem-solving skills, and your ability to pay attention to certain clues.
Our programs are designed to offer more than the standard “brain games” that you might find online, but the basis is the same — we want you to be able to unlock more of your cognitive potential. Our franchisees across the country all work hard to bring these programs to students of all ages and help them boost their brain power through one-on-one training. Much of our curriculum is based around “games” and game-like activities that are both fun and beneficial.
Read a Different Genre of Book
You might be someone who absolutely loves science fiction and fantasy. You’ve read Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter more times than you can count, and you’re constantly revisiting your favorite books. This summer, why not get out of your comfort zone and read a different genre of book? Historical fiction might not be your favorite, but you’re going to encounter different words and different ideas than you would if you only stuck to one or two authors per year. If you’re having trouble with reading comprehension or reading speed, a different genre can often help with those as well.
Summer is a great time to visit your local library to see what new books are on the shelves. Many libraries will have special events throughout the summer, and you may even be able to join a reading group that is working their way through a specific genre. All it takes is a little bit of time and effort!
Go Somewhere New
As you’re working during the summer and doing the same thing day-in and day-out, you may feel like you’re “stuck.” Going on vacation can be a great way to get unstuck, and it can also give your brain a chance to explore. Traveling to another country can help you encounter a new culture and a new language, and your brain will have the opportunity to learn new words and new customs, and that’s always a good thing.
Even if you’re staying in the States, there are likely many places near where you live that hold amazing facts and histories that you don’t already know. Going to a museum or a national park can expand your knowledge on a certain subject. If you’re planning a camping trip, then you can watch a video on how to set up a perfect campsite, but once you’re in the great outdoors, your memory and other cognitive skills are what are going to help you actually do it.
Learn More About Brain Training
Letting your brain explore is a great way to gather new facts, but above that, it can help you become a better learner. As you open yourself up to new ideas and new experiences, you can help your cognitive power grow. At LearningRx, our mission is to help anyone who’s interested unlock more brain power and improve on every cognitive skill, such as attention, processing speed, and memory.
If you’d like to learn more about our brain training programs and how you can become a franchisee, then please fill out the form below or give us a call today. We’ll gladly provide you with all the information you need about what it takes to open a learning center in your community.