My brain is full of junk.
I have work facts, blog facts, every line from every episode of Friends, useless trivia of which celebrities are dating, and all of the auction items from the gala I planned in 2014 stuffed into my brain. With all of this floating around, I’m becoming really forgetful in the day-to-day. I try to make plans that Stephen and I have already made three days prior. I forget where I put my keys and my sunglasses. I walk into a room and forget why I went in there. I’m just becoming really forgetful.
Part of this is from just keeping so many plates spinning, part of it is from getting older. Either way I’m concerned about how forgetful I’m becoming.
So I’m training my brain!
This isn’t sponsored at all, I just like to share what I’m using. I am using a free app called Peak Brain Training. Every day I get on the app and I do my “workout.”
The workout focuses on several different cognitive abilities: language, coordination, mental agility, memory, focus, problem solving, and emotion. Each day you play a game that targets a different brain area. They’re fun games so you don’t think that you’re doing brain training, but you are! The app also tracks your progress. Every day you can check your brain map based on where it should be for your age.
Some of my favorite games are Word Hunt, Face Switch, Flame Dodge, Smile on Me, and Must Sort.
Now could I do this with a crossword puzzle in a newspaper? Of course. But this is the digital age and I always have my phone. I can do this whenever I remember to pull it out and do my daily “workout.”
BONUS: The app is free! There are in-app purchases, but I don’t pay for anything. I get along just fine with the free version. It’s a sleek cool app and I look forward to training my brain everyday.
Plus since I’m already becoming a forgetful hot-mess at 28, this app is keeping me slightly more together.
Do you train your brain? What do you use to do it?