Ever had a rough, exhausting day at work or school, which has left you mentally and physically drained? After such a long day, you just want to go home and relax– relieving all stress of the day.
But the chances of you actually relaxing are very slim; as soon as you reach home, you realize that you have chores/homework to do or run some errands, in this case, you can only look forward to a good nights sleep. Despite having a weary day, it still takes a lot of effort for your brain to calm down and drift into a deep slumber.
Don’t worry we’ve got your back. Here’s a method of winding down your brain that contains several benefits-solving puzzles.
Now you might be thinking that puzzles would only get you all worked up again. Certainly not! Puzzles help relax your brain, calm anxiety and they distract your mind off of obsessive thoughts. Puzzles are meditative and help brain find order. All in all, puzzles are stress relievers.
There are many kinds of puzzles such as jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, word search, Sudoku and my personal favorite, crisscross and many more.
Most of you might have heard about crisscross but for those who haven’t, crisscross is a crossword with no clues–just a grid and a list of words. The challenge is to figure out where these words fit into the grid.
To give you a taste, here’s a sample crisscross puzzle for you to solve; save this on your device, challenge your brain and test your skills!
And if you can’t get enough of these, buy yourself a book full of mind challenging puzzles to keep you entertained. If you like you can click here and follow the link to buy one from amazon.
So sit back, put away your devices, get a pencil and solve some puzzles!