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Learn something new

Your brain is always developing. New connections between nerve cells are broken down and others are renewed or strengthened. What you pay attention to grows. What you leave alone fades into the background. Learning new skills ensures that more nerve growth hormone is produced and this process is strengthened.

"Finding your professional bliss can be medicine for the mind, and the body responds with better health and more happiness. Happiness researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, asserts that people who strive for something significant personally and professionally are happier than those who don't have strong dreams and aspirations. She says, "Find a happy person, and you will find a project." Lisa Rankin 2015

Practical tips and links:

  • Stimulate the development of your brain by learning something new: a musical instrument, another language, etc. Or doing something familiar in a different way, such as brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand.

  • A skill that involves both hands (such as juggling or balance challenges) strengthens the cooperation between your left and right brain hemispheres.

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