Benefits of habit “Solve Rubik’s cube”

✓ Keeps the brain function up
✓ Improves memory
✓ Improves brain plasticity
✓ Reduces stress as a short break

First step:

1 minute per day


1. Spend 1 minute solving Rubik’s cube per day. Do this for a week.
2. Next week, increase the time you spend on Rubik’s cube to 2 minutes per day.
3. Keep increasing until you are happy with the Rubik’s cube distraction.
4. When you solve it, start again.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Dedicate time before going to sleep or just after dinner. Doing it at the same time helps make it a true habit faster.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have your Rubik’s cube always in a visible location so your memory would trigger from the view.
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder of this app to signal when it’s time to pick up the cube again.
✓ Reward yourself. Every time you solve Rubik’s cube, reward yourself by a true celebration with a dinner and a movie out. It’s not an easy puzzle, so pat yourself on the back nice and proper.
✓ 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:

✓ It’s in the algorithm. Solving Rubik’s cube, like in majority of math problems, the answer lies in algorithm. Spend some time learning how to apply it, if you don’t want to figure it out by trial and error.
✓ Trial and error. There’s a lot of information on how to solve this puzzle, but part of the fun could be noticing the patterns of Rubik’s cube on your own. Try it out, write down things you notice and try and try again.
✓ Extra challenge. Once you’ve learned to solve the puzzle every time or almost every time, try doing it for time. It will add that extra challenge as well.