One of the primary methods of coping with mental health and/or emotional distress is to distract your mind from the problem(s) at hand. Although we all have unique ways to distract ourselves (some people venture into the garden, others spend time with a certain 900 year old Time Lord) some methods of distraction are universal.
One of the most common distraction techniques are puzzles and quizzes. Whether it’s sitting down with a tough Sudoku or wiling away the hours with a jigsaw puzzle, spending time enjoying these activities is not only emotionally productive but can prove beneficial to both mood and memory.
This week, we’re going to have a little bit of fun (whilst honing this particular coping skill) with a variety of puzzles, quizzes and games.
#4: The ‘How many words can you find?’ Challenge
The three games we’ve played so far this week have been competition free…but not today!
Your challenge (should you choose to accept it) is to make as many words as you can from the nine letters below within a five minute time limit. The only rules are:
a) The words must be legal Scrabble words (i.e. no names, abbreviations, made up words etc.)
b) You can use each letter only once in each word.
The person who finds the highest number of words in the time limit will be declared the winner, so remember to brag about your result in the comments field below!
Now, given I’m not perched on your shoulder, we’ll implement the ‘honor system’ in regards to the time limit, okay?
Pens at the ready……set……go!
Other Fun and Games in this series…
- #1: Mental Health at the Movies (a wordsearch)
- #2: Where in the world? (an inspirational quote anagram)
- #3. Jigsaw Puzzles – Woohoo! (a collection of online jigsaw puzzles)