Brain Training / Games?

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I highly recommend you give it a shot! The groups are all very encouraging, and you can shop around for the group vibe that you like. I went to four different chapters before I found the one that fit. It's been a great experience so far. I joined at the end of March and I've spoken impromptu twice, delivered one speech and fulfilled many roles, including Toastmaster (the person who runs the meeting) this week!

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Such an interesting topic! I've read in several places about the whole mind/body connection, and how being active and exercising also has great benefits to your mind and cognitive function.  I like the "two-fer" benefit of exercise.  As for focusing more on the mind, I've seen some great benefits from meditating in the morning before I get out of bed, and in the evening right before bed.  I like to use a guided meditation app to make it super easy. It's a great way to start and end the day with relaxation and a positive focus.  The web site has a nice list of the top guided meditation apps.

http://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/top-meditation-iphone-android-apps#1

 

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You win, Stev-o -- I got 35/50. (It would have been 36 but I could not remember how to spell Des Moines -- got the first silent "S" and forgot the second.) The others I simply forgot. Time to brush up!!

 

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@Jill_C wrote:

Such an interesting topic! I've read in several places about the whole mind/body connection, and how being active and exercising also has great benefits to your mind and cognitive function.  I like the "two-fer" benefit of exercise.  As for focusing more on the mind, I've seen some great benefits from meditating in the morning before I get out of bed, and in the evening right before bed.  I like to use a guided meditation app to make it super easy. It's a great way to start and end the day with relaxation and a positive focus.  The web site has a nice list of the top guided meditation apps.

http://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/top-meditation-iphone-android-apps#1

 


Yaaas, @Jill_C! I use the guided mediation app Calm but I've been thinking about looking for others (Calm is limited in free version) so thanks for the link. I'm not in a routine for mediation in the morning, but when I feel anxious during the day OR am trying to slow my mind down enough to get to sleep I will go through a guided meditation and it's so helpful to me. 


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Re: Brain Training / Games?

That was fun! I got 25. I had no problem with Des Moines. I am from Iowa so I better know that one. I got tripped up on the spelling of other capitals. So not only do I need to brush up on my capitals, I also need to work on my spelling. With everything on computer, it is very easy to rely on autocorrect for spelling errors.

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I would encourage everyone to join a Toastmasters group. I've been a member on and off for close to 10 years now and I will be forever grateful to that organization for helping me with confidence and career progression. 

 

If you talk to any Toastmaster, the only regret they ever have is not joining a club sooner! It took me two years to build up the confidence to attend a club and once I did, I wished I had joined sooner.