SHAREemail sharing iconLinkedin sharing iconFacebook sharing iconTwitter sharing icon
Menu icon
Back to top arrowNext article arrowPrevious article arrow
5 Apps to Engage Your Mind
Day One
Journaling has been proven to help manage anxiety, reduce stress and better understand your own thoughts. Though it’s one of many journaling apps available, Day One is particularly simple and removes any potential barriers to getting started. You can even protect it with a password so your bratty little brother can’t read it.
Brain-training apps make bold claims about their mental health benefits without scientific evidence backing them up. What scientific reports say is the best thing to do to stay sharp is to regularly expose your brain to novel challenges. So try this fun Tetris/Sudoku mash-up, and once you get good at it, play a different game like Threes.
Khan Academy
Need to brush up on your math skills? Have a hankering to revisit your high school science classes? Khan Academy has over 10,000 academic videos to choose from on a wide range of subjects. While giving yourself homework doesn’t seem like the most enticing thing, you can hang on to what you’ve learned by trying their practice exercises to test yourself.
The TED app gives you access to their library of inspiring, challenging, mind-expanding talks. You can save videos for offline viewing and gain fresh insight on a variety of topics while you’re on the exercise bike or your morning commute. 
With thousands of courses on a variety of topics, you can learn new skills in practically any field you’re interested in, whether that’s marketing, graphic design, software development or dozens of other categories. If you complete a Learning Path, you can add a certification to your LinkedIn profile to let your connections know about your new skill.
Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario
1 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M4P 3A1
416.488.7422 | 800.268.8845
Follow Us
Copyright © 2020 by Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without prior written permission.