If you’re in your golden years, you’ll want to improve the quality of your life as much as possible. The brain is a good place to start! Your brain function significantly impacts your ability to participate in activities like spending time with your grandchildren and having fun with friends. Not only that but you also want to make the most of your retirement, and you need to keep your brain sharp to do it.
How can you improve your mental functioning? It’s surprisingly simple to do, and it only takes a few minutes each day. Try out the following activities and watch your focus and concentration soar.
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1. Do Mental Math
Do you use your phone as a calculator at the grocers? If so, start using your noggin instead! You can use tricks like the “five times a number” trick to help you make the process less frustrating. Plus, you’ll get even savvier at knowing you’re finding a bargain when you calculate percentages mentally.
Quiz yourself during daily activities, too. For example, if you’re driving through your neighborhood and you spot a home for sale, see if you can mentally gauge what year it was built by the appearance and your knowledge of the area. Then, try to calculate how much the seller will earn if they find a buyer willing to pay their asking price.