EXERCISING THE BRAIN

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Re: EXERCISING THE BRAIN

Postby inspiresuccess » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:01 pm

One more thing recommended for older people is to learn a hobby -- knitting, crochet, stained glass, wood carving, embroidery, etc.

I made the mistake of taking on a crochet/embroidery project for pay, thinking I could whip it out in no time. After 25 years of not doing those skills, I was dismayed to discover I can't pick up where I left off. I need to relearn. So, I'm relearning crochet, knitting, and embroidery.

In order to do knitwear design, I have to relearn how to do all the math (left brain) and write instructions -- sequential, left-brain stuff. Designing again is going to be a huge relearning process that will challenge both my right and left hemispheres.
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Re: EXERCISING THE BRAIN

Postby inspiresuccess » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:11 pm

SquarePeg, I guess the thing is: I just don't like games! Even as a child I didn't like them. Now as an oldie senior, I'm finding I still don't like games. So, I need to find other ways to challenge my brain.
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Re: EXERCISING THE BRAIN

Postby inspiresuccess » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:20 pm

Another way to challenge the brain -- lip reading classes. I've started them at lipreading.org. They're definitely a challenge!
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