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We talk at lengths about challenging our minds and pushing our limits with brain games. Now it’s time to walk the talk! I’m going to begin posting a lot of brain games and mental puzzles and challenges. I’ll include a great variety of puzzles and different challanges, I want them to work all the different levels of our minds, even the ones especially the ones that have been dormant for years.
I’ll make an image to put in the sidebar that you can always click on to access this series of posts.
It should be up later today, complete with a great start of posts to go along with it. You’ll also be able to get to this category by clickig on the category titled “Mental Flexation.”
To get things started, I have what has always been a really tough challenge for me – spelling words backwards. I don’t know why, but somehow my mind just doesn’t like going in that direction. That’s why I’ve been treating (treating? more like tormenting) it lately with this particular challenge. Throughout the day, I’ll take special note of certain words. When I hear one on the radio or read it in the newspaper, I’ll immediately try to spell it backwards.
It’s harder than it sounds, for me anyway. Try it yourself. To give you a taste of the challenge, I’m providing you with some perfect words below. Read the word, then close your eyes or look away and try to spell it backwards. Don’t write the letters down, keep them in your head. When you first start doing these backwards spelling challenges, go ahead and write in the air with your finger or on your thumb with your finger.
Eventually, you’ll want to attempt the challenge and be able to say, “Look, Ma, no hands!” But if you need the finger at first, be my guest. I did!
I’ll give tougher words in the future, but for now, master these. Remember, any time you take your brain cells in a new, fresh, challenging direction – you are doing yourself an absolute world of good.
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Make each challenge count double,