Try something new – your brain will love you for it!
It’s the New Year – time to set new goals, try new things, step outside your comfort zone and just give it go!
Studies have shown that your brain will love you for it – by improving your general mood and outlook as well as your memory and learning ability.
Our brain is designed to seek out new possibilities. As a result, it responds to new stimuli in a positive way, rewarding new information with higher production of dopamine, the same chemical that rewards us during pleasurable experiences.
Here are some suggestions on ways to break your routine and try something different.
- Learn new things = take a class, sign up for a workshop, or a book club. Visit your local library or online book store to pick out a book on an intriguing but unfamiliar topic.
- Visit new places = Plan a trip to somewhere new – a new country, an unfamiliar part of town. Organise a visit to an unfamiliar museum, park, or restaurant.
- Try new experiences = Sample new foods, find a new hobby, challenge your expectations by looking for new activities. Have you tried out all of our services at Core yet – there’s quite a few to choose from!
Even just trying something new for breakfast is a start – check out some of our recipes on our website.