Try something new for an hour, work on one new skill this week. Stimulating your mental state by engaging in new activities and/or skills is great for the brain and can benefit other areas of work, school, and home. Trying something out of your comfort zone is a good practice to stretch the limits of your intellect, boosting neurons and sharpening memory. Ever wanted to learn to paint, sing, learn a foreign language or gain better skills in Microsoft Office? Now’s the time!