We used to believe that once the adult brain was fully developed, new neural patterns could no longer be established. Well, I’m here to tell you that actually, we CAN change our brains as we age. We have to opportunity to optimize our brain health, establish new neural patterns, and mold our mind throughout our entire lives!
Here are 5 easy ways to optimize your brain’s health today:
1. Learn a new skill.
Take up a new instrument, language, or craft. Engaging in a novel learning experience allows the brain to establish new neural pathways, and these pathways are refined through practice. Once a skill becomes so rote that you can do it on autopilot, practicing it will no longer change the brain and it’s time to learn something new!