Involves keeping current on issues and ideas, participating in activities that are mentally stimulating, and working on creative endeavors. People with good intellectual wellness are curious, lifelong learners that are interested in the world around them and challenge themselves regularly.
Intellectual Wellness Resources
The Cross Word Solver – Helps you with the questions and corresponding answers in the crossword puzzles of the most popular newspapers in the English-speaking world.
Games to Keep Your Mind Sharp – From AARP; Some are members-only content
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen (2015)
In this revised edition, Allen revisits his original 2001 book and writes about skills needed to master workflows, project planning, and stress-free work.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (2014)
McKeown asks the reader to rethink priorities and productivity by applying selective criteria to better identify what contributions we really want to make in our lives and profession.
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport (2016)
The author provides strategies for focusing on demanding tasks without distraction.
External Intellectual Wellness Resources
Test Your Intellectual Wellness
This easy 10 question self-assessment will help gauge your current state of intellectual wellness.
Games for the Brain
This collection of simple online games includes classics like chess, solitaire, and sudoku as well as memory, math, and word games to stretch your brain.
Need more games to workout your brain? This online collection has more elaborate and visual games at varying levels of difficulty, all hosted online.