As Einstein said, ‘Adversity introduces a man to himself’, and sometimes we need to expose ourselves to adversity and challenge in order to know ourselves and enable the development of our minds. We also need to be put through regular challenges to keep our lives healthy and enjoyable.
A great way of doing this is by engaging in some of the puzzles, riddles and mysteries at Escape Room Budapest, where you and your team can put your problem-solving skills to the test by entering any of our rooms, each with a different challenge to do battle with.
But if you’re looking to get some mental practice in before you try out some escape gaming, or even just some cerebral struggles to keep your grey cells in fighting form, then here are some quick activities for you to fit into your daily routine.
1. Memorise! We all probably have a great many options of places to record items or lists, but why not try using your mind? Next time you need to make a shopping list, or a to-do list, instead of paper, write it down in your mind and see if you can recall it successfully.
2. Time yourself! Look at a watch or clock carefully for one minute, then close your eyes and see if you can count a minute by yourself. Were you close?
3. Attention! Our brains often become too familiar with habits that don’t change, so change something that you do regularly, your route to work, or the order of your morning routine.
4. Visualise! Walk into a room and pick out five items and their positions in the room. Walk out of the room and try to remember each item and its position. If it’s too easy then try to remember again 2 hours later.
5. Words! Language is important for cognitive activity, so it’s good to exercise your use of language. See how many words you can write down in one minute beginning with a certain letter of the alphabet. How many did you get?
For the ultimate brain exercise visit Escape Room Budapest where you can put yourselves to the test!