5 Tips To Keep Your Brain Active Throughout the Day

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Throughout the day, I sometimes find myself in a lull where I am starting to feel sleepy and unmotivated. Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee, I found that stimulating my brain in other ways is more beneficial in the long run. Here are my 5 tips to keep your Brain active throughout the day.

Play a game

YAY, Words with Friends is one of my favorite iPhone games. Now it’s better and more clever than ever.

To be honest, it’s the only game on my phone! I love being able to jump into the game whenever I have a moment. My husband and I used to be really competitive in the game, so I am excited to challenge him to a game again.

Find me under ‘pinkonthecheek’ and let’s play!

Go for a hike

Getting outdoors is not only good for me but great for Mochi! Whenever I am starting to feel a little stir crazy at home, I strap on Mochi’s leash and walk around the neighborhood.


This sounds funny, but if I am getting bored, I like to cook!

It allows me to relax and focus on the recipe but also allows me to catch up on meal prep for the week.


I know I need to catch up on my summer reading list. It’s a bad habit but instead of reading, I have been picking up my phone to get on Instagram.

This summer I am trying to do better and finish at least 3 books. If you have a favorite book this year, share them below in the comments!


One of the perks of working at home is that I can easily fit in time to exercise. Depending on the day, I get up around 6:00 am and head to the gym.

If I am feeling like a slug, I will opt for working out after my morning meetings or in the afternoon. But it’s a great way for me to take a break from work and sweat it out!

If you are feeling unmotivated throughout the day, what do you like to do to stimulate your brain? Share below in the comments!

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  1. Kasey wrote:

    Wow loving these tips! Reading and playing words with friends are my favorite ones.


    Posted 7.25.18 Reply
  2. Ashlyn wrote:

    Thanks for the tips! I love reading and playing phone games to keep my brain active but theres nothing better for you than fresh air on a hike!

    Posted 7.25.18 Reply
  3. Krystin wrote:

    Thank you for sharing this! I make sure I read as much as possible but I’m interested to try out that game!

    Posted 7.25.18 Reply
  4. Luci wrote:

    I do almost everything every day. I love to cook and read a great book.

    Posted 7.25.18 Reply
  5. Aside from reading, I do all these things and they make such a huge difference!

    Posted 7.26.18 Reply
  6. Everydaydonia wrote:

    Wow, thats a nice post and very good to know because i love cooking or playing with my kids😊

    Posted 7.26.18 Reply
  7. Anna Jo wrote:

    Awesome tips! What I usually do is I’d stand up from my computer desk and make a cup of tea.


    Posted 7.26.18 Reply