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Ambidextrous Brain

Day 25 / 100: Ambidextrous Brain #the100dayproject #100daysOfBrainPower

Cultivate and work on being ambidextrous. Numerous websites suggest that training yourself to use your non-dominant hand can improve creativity, abstract thinking and claims that using the “opposite” hand to perform daily tasks such as brushing your teeth can strengthen neural connections in your brain and even grow new ones. The vast majority of us favour the right hand and most of the rest prefer the left. But a tiny minority – fewer than one in 100 – are ambidextrous.✍️

The non-dominant hand is actually linked to the non-dominant hemisphere in your brain; the one that isn’t exercised as often. So, when you use the non-dominant hand, both hemispheres are activated which may result in thinking differently and becoming more creative.

I challenge you to start using your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously, write backwards with both. Switch hands for knife and fork and have fun with creating new neural connections.

How good are you at writing backwards with your non-dominant hand?


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