As a motivational speaker it is IMPERATIVE that I keep coming up with new, different, effective, entertaining and FUN ways to make my points on stage. And to do that, I need to keep my creativity skills sharpened – AND my memory as well (so that I can remember the danged creative ideas I come up with!)
There is evidence to suggest that if you exercise your brain regularly, you can actually improve memory and creativity, AND, as a side benefit, it can help protect against Alzheimer’s.
And here’s a great one: Juggling. (Those are my actual juggling balls in the picture. I thought if I had “real” ones, it would be easier… Not.)
And yes, I have read about the brain benefits of juggling several times and have repeatedly tried to learn. Sadly, all I end up with after fifteen minutes of trying is frustration, annoyance, and a sore back from bending over to pick up the balls.
But here’s another one that is actually fun to do: Practice writing with your non-dominant hand. It forces you to use a part of your brain that doesn’t usually get flexed much.
Still humbling, but my back feels a lot better.
From your motivational speaker, Linda Larsen…not juggling