Improving your Mind
Teenagers, like all people, need a challenge. If everything we did in life was easy, it would get pretty darn boring after awhile. Finding new tasks that challenge your brain is important. It helps your thinking skills and keeps you alert. Below is a list of ten healthy ways to push your mind to the extreme.
- Take a class in a subject you do not know anything about.
- Take a college course! Community colleges offer a wide range of fun classes on hobbies, music and other skills. A college course may challenge you to expand your mind.
- Collect something like stamps, bugs, rocks or coins. Collecting something may inspire you to research it.
- Read books, magazines, newspapers or other printed material. Learning about current events make you more aware of the world around you.
- Join a school club.
- Have an intellectual conversation or debate with your friends and classmates -- you'll be surprised by their different ideas and opinions.
- Learn a new language. Then practice it whenever you have the chance. For example, if you're learning Spanish, convince your parents to go to Mexico for vacation so you can practice.
- Make friends with people completely different from you and learn about their lives, family history and where they come from.
- Travel or study in a foreign country. Being exposed to different cultures directly enlightens you more than if you just read about them.
- Talk to your grandparents, or someone older than you; you'll find that they have a lot to say.
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