We have all heard and know about the importance of exercising our physical body. But, did you know that it is also very important to exercise the brain. One of the keys points of exercise for the brain is to have fun through learning. This creates reward-motivated behaviour. Although learning something new is challenging, the reward is that we gain new insight and knowledge in the process that hopefully we will utilise in life.
Furthermore, learning something new in a fun way releases the feel good chemical dopamine. Learning new things is about exercising the brain and keeping it fit and healthy. When our brain is fit and healthy it is able to assist us to function better physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Some key points about dopamine
Thinking about something that is pleasurable will releases some dopamine, if you act out the desire and you get a positive reward you release even more. Some ways to exercise your brain
When we don't have enough fun in life (most often because we have forgotten how to play). Learning new things is about exercising the brain, but make it fun. Think of babies, each new thing they learn is rewarding for them; how to crawl, walk, hold or pick up things... in the process of learning and having fun they grow. Why do we adults think that fun is only for children. Discover your fun gene or release your fun gene today, you might even discover your purpose and passions in the process.