How to Keep Your Brain Working During Vacation?

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Like all people, you, too, need a vacation. It could be a holiday trip with the family or a solo adventure. Either way, it is the perfect time to refresh and de-stress. While it is true that vacation is therapeutic for the brain, it can also be the perfect time to actually optimize it. In fact, doing so can result in lots of health benefits, both physically and mentally. If you are wondering how you can do it, check out the tips below.

Play and Enjoy Games

In case you did not know, games are designed to strengthen your memory and strategic brain. And, of course, they are also guaranteed fun. This could be anything from the classic chess to the ever-popular Rummy 500. But hey, you can also relax while on a beach or out in the woods. Or, if you want, you can try chilling outside. The idea here is to find a worthy opponent, someone who can really put your brain to the test.

Try To Create Something

Just because you are out on a vacation does not mean your creativity will stop. Heck, it is even a great moment to use to your advantage and try to create something new. For instance, you have been looking forward to creating a blog. Why not spend some time nurturing it and filling it up with articles. You can do this while you are in your hotel or anywhere on your trip. You see, vacation gives you the freedom to be creative and innovative. While you are out enjoying, you still have plenty of time to do something you always wanted. Remember: If you explore vast creative endeavours all by yourself, it is likely for you to better understand them.

This is also where you can consider working on some homework answers. For instance, you want to get a better grasp of a certain assignment or project. If you have the time on your vacation, use it to review whatever needs to be reviewed. It is really up to you. As long as creating something makes you happy and enthusiastic, then this should be a piece of cake.

Get a Brand New Perspective

Be it at school or whatever field, you need to have the fuel to be successful. And in order to achieve the latter, you need to open your minds to multiple points of view. Through taking a trip or vacation, it will be easier for you to meet people from all walks of life. From there, you can get a better understanding of the way they live. Keep in mind that the more people you meet, the more likely for you to build connections. With that said, it is much easier to put yourself in the shoes of others. If you are on an adventure in a new place or country, try to spend some time with the locals. Otherwise, you will not learn something new. In addition, try documenting all your finds, say, in a notebook or journal. This will allow you to refer to it later.


Seriously, there is nothing wrong with daydreaming, especially when you are on your vacation. It is the right time to be more engaging in an activity, particularly the one that allows you to think freely and loosely. For instance, you can try fishing. It is the kind of activity that allows you to enjoy the many sights and sounds. And since they are so soothing, it becomes easier for you to cultivate ideas. As a matter of fact, the daydream is effective even during school days (just make sure you do not do this inside the class). For example, you are in your room. Try to cultivate ideas and/or scour through your mind for homework answers. Just keep in mind that this one here requires a notebook. Why? That is because forgetting your ideas is so easy and it is quite hard to obtain them again once you are back to “reality.” So, if you encounter new thoughts, always keep a notebook handy.

Try fishing to get new ideas

Challenge Yourself

Vacation is the time of the year to enjoy and see the other parts of the world. You get to enjoy life together with your friends and/or family. Interestingly, it is also the time of the year to really challenge yourself to a certain degree. You can start by setting goals like making sure that once school starts, you will be studying more frequently. Or perhaps you can challenge yourself to lessen playing video games during school days. Vacation will allow you to have the time to review the past, challenge yourself in the present, and look forward to the future. It is all about preparing the right mindset, and challenging yourself is your best course of action. Just be realistic, though, with your goal-setting. Meaning, your goals must be realistically achievable. Do not make promises you know you are likely to break.

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