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A Challenging Yet Relaxing Game to Exercise Your Brain and to Help You Think without Thinking

When you’re dealing with a difficult situation or trying to solve a problem—especially one that requires you to think—trying harder or expending more effort can be counterproductive.

When I find myself in that situation, I like to do something that puts my brain in neutral—what Barbara Oakley, author of Learning How to Learn, calls “diffuse mode,” which is when you’re thinking about nothing in particular.

A puzzle game that helps me achieve that—and one which I find enjoyable in its own right—is Water Sort Puzzle. You can find it in the Google Play store here and in the Apple App Store here.

A couple of tips: put your phone in airplane mode to avoid having to watch videos between attempts (or just pay for no ads). If you get stuck, solutions are available on YouTube.

Brilliant Miller

I help achievers learn & grow, connect, contribute and have fun.

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