Just like your body, your brain needs a workout.
Doing cross-word puzzles, brain teasers, board and card games all help to increase the neuroplasticity of your brain.
This refers to the changes in neural pathways and synapses that allow the brain to organize itself.
Even video games and computer games can help with this!
When you challenge your brain with new puzzles and problems to solve, it increases the neuroplasticity and allows you to see things with new perspectives.
It breaks down a new way to understand patterns, and to understand the cause and effects of behaviors and emotions.