- Diet. While many people associate diet with an increase in one's physical health, the right diet can also do wonders for your mental health. Since the time of your youth, you've no doubt been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Is it? Quite simply, yes it is. Studies have shown that skipping breakfast greatly reduces individual performance.
- Puzzles. For decades, puzzles have played an integral role in the cognitive development of children, who learn many applicable life lessons from simply working at and completing a puzzle.
- Music. Many people, in particular high school students preparing to take college board exams, have heard of the benefits of Mozart on cognitive abilities. While the Mozart theory did not apply to everyone, many scientists do feel music boosts brainpower just by the way it makes listeners feel, which is often more relaxed, yet more stimulated, at the same time.