#9 – Challenge Your Brain
Engage your brain in activities that encourage thinking or concentration, such as crossword puzzles or Sudoku. Challenge your brain to learn something new – a language, a new skill – or investigate something that intrigues you. Assign a name and story to strangers around you and then focus your attention on something else. After five minutes, how many of those names and stories can you remember? Focusing on new information and processing it using the tactics described previously keeps your brain functioning and encourages memory.