What is Intellectual Wellness?
It is important to explore new ideas and perspectives in order to become more mindful and better-rounded. Having an optimal level of intellectual wellness inspires exploration. Intellectual wellness also stimulates curiosity, which is important because it motivates you to try new things and develop an understanding of how you see the relationship between yourself, others, and the environment.
Here are some activities that you can try to stimulate your mind:
Visit a museum or gallery. You can find museums and galleries near you on a variety of subjects, from science to local history. You can also virtually explore museums, art, and scenery from around the world in the virtual tours at Google Arts & Culture
Attend a cultural event. Explore new ideas while engaging with the community.
Participate in a hands-on activity. Many people learn by doing. Learn something new or improve your knowledge by doing and practicing.
Read a new book. You can check out a book or download an ebook from your college library or your local public library.
Participate in a discussion group. Many courses include discussion groups for talking about class topics. You can also join a group like a book club to discuss topics for your own enjoyment.
Try brain training exercises. You can sign up for a daily email of brain training exercises, or download an app.
Try a fun activity that makes you think. Play a board game. Try a puzzle (jig saw, crossword, Sudoku, etc.).
Intro to Intellectual Wellness
Video by The Learning Portal Ontario, 2021
How to Spark Your Curiosity, Scientifically
Watch this video (Ted Talk by Nadya Mason, 2019) to learn about how to spark curiosity with hands-on experiments.
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