Benefits of habit “Play mental exercise games”

✓ Keeps the brain function stable
✓ Improves memory
✓ Improves brain plasticity
✓ Reduces stress with worthwhile break

First step:

Play 1 short game per day


1. Today, when you have a break from work, spend it playing 1 game for brain exercise. Do this every day for a week.
2. Next week, play 2 games every day. It can be on the same or different time of day.
3. Keep increasing the number of games you play per day until you’re happy with the performance.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. We recommend playing this game in the afternoon, just before end of lunch break. If you do it on the same time long enough, your brain will automatically get used to it and remind you itself.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a sticky note in a visible location to remind you of your gaming time.
✓ Let the app help. Also set a reminder on this app to signal when it’s time to exercise your brain. You may track the days you missed on the calendar as well.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a full month of exercising your brain every day, reward yourself by getting a complex board game. Use your new brainpower to beat your friends in a bit of a friendly competition.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Choose games you like. Out of any type of games on the internet or in store, pick the ones you really like to play. That way, you will make yourself want to play them and wrack your brain against them.
✓ Competition is healthy. Some apps offer inter-player competition and high score boards. Evaluating yourself amongst others might help your motivation to keep at it and some friendly competition never hurt anyone.