When we are children growing up, our imagination is the key to an untold world and it remains important as you grow for its unique ability to improve brain health.
They not only think outside the box, for them there is no box, and so their brains are constantly challenged, humming and conjuring up all sorts of goodies.
Anything the mind can conjure is good enough to become true, be it work, life, personal goals accomplishments or anything else.
Having a more active imagination boosts empathy, the act of being truly sympathetic to another person’s cause, without ever actually experiencing it yourself. Your imagination may leave you well poised to offer a shoulder for support, and being of service towards other people in that way, promotes your own mental health and emotional wellness.
Imagination forges stronger neuronal connections in the brain, which make you who you are, support memory functions and keep the brain vibrant, strong, and thriving.
Imagination promotes social interaction, as people with a more active imagination find it easier to relate and deal with people from all walks of life.
Social interaction has been proven by scientific studies to reduce risks of dementia, and onset of age-related cognitive decline to keep the brain young, and thriving as you age.
The Alzheimer's Association advises that leading an active social life protects against memory loss. Spending time with friends and family and engaging in stimulating conversation supports overall brain health, forms new connections in the brain, and promotes mental wellness.
Cultivate and promote your own imagination whenever possible, your brain is counting on you! Stay well and take care!