Today I was reading an article about training your brain. I love to know that my mind is getting a work out and that is certainly a key reason that I am so dedicated to meditation.
I was delighted when I read that storytelling can be a good way to exercise your brain. Noah is always asking me to tell him stories so I do quite a few every day.
I have always thought that it was quite mentally exhausting coming up with all these stories but now I realise I am getting a mental work out I don’t mind so much!
I have often used stories to make things easier to remember. This makes perfect sense to me because it puts what you want to remember in a more memorable format. When I was at law school and I had to remember lots of case names I used this trick a lot.
The article I read pointed out that even if you’re not telling yourself a story to help retain the information, you’ll still improve your memory just by telling stories in general. Amazing!
Apparently storytelling has been used as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and so I figure that if storytelling can help an Alzeheimer’s patient improve their memory, chances are it can help most of us.
Improving your mental agility is something most of us would love to do but so often we fail to find time. Meditation and mindfulness open so many ways to improve yourself mentally, come on a Revitalise Session to see what could do for you.