Slow Food, Slow Travel— perhaps, Slow Family is next online? That’s some food for thought. In the meantime, I want to take a trip down memory lane to our spring break where we re-discovered “puzzle” — The ginormous kind to be exact, you know those types that take weeks to figure out! If anything, the puzzle is deeply therapeutic and we couldn’t have made a better “re-discovery.”
That said, check out the amazing puzzle table that they had in the library of the Homestead resort The puzzle has a glaring message that says “there is no puzzle too big to finish or handle.” I especially like its interior extender that you can pull out as the puzzle amplifies in size.
Puzzles may appear “daunting” and may not be your typical fun activity, but they pack a ton of benefits. For one, it helps you overcome excessive screen addiction and shapes your mental and physical health. Puzzles put your mental ability to the test, and in so doing, they simultaneously exercise the left and right sides of your brain. Your left brain denotes logical competence while your right brain represents creativity and intuition. So yes, the more puzzles you play, the smarter you become.
You’d also be surprised to know that puzzles can improve short-term memory. The act of putting pieces together to arrive at a logical conclusion reinforces the connection between brain cells — thus helping to enhance mental speed. So, if you find yourself forgetting the most basic things, you should try solving puzzles. And enormous and challenging puzzles like the one we “re-discovered” come in highly recommended. Learn more on our blog!
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