There was a simple experiment done about two years ago that quantifies something I was taught when I was a wee lad. With the introduction of new stimuli, our psychological clock slows down. We age slower. Stimuli range from meeting a new person to brushing your teeth with different toothpaste. One of the best ways to change up a routine (which is the absolute time eraser), is to get lost.
When walking or driving home, ask yourself if you can spare thirty minutes. If you can (you know you can!), take a different route. On your way, watch the people, stare at a tree, sniff the air, get lost. It’s autumn dammit. This air was made for mind clearing, psycho enhancing experiences that stretch your youth and advance your appreciation for the mundane.
It is the perfect time of year to ditch the routine and layer on fresh experience. Remember, no matter how small the change, you are pushing off having an old and saggy brain.