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What's The Deal With Puzzling?
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At La La Land, we believe that puzzling is more than just a pastime; it's a gateway to a multitude of benefits that enhance your mental well-being and provide endless hours of enjoyment.
We're spotlighting three remarkable benefits of puzzling that make it not just a game but a rewarding experience that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Mindful Relaxation: In our fast-paced world, finding moments of genuine relaxation can be a challenge. This is where puzzling becomes a therapeutic haven for the mind. When you embark on a puzzling journey, you step into a world where time seems to slow down, and the outside pressures and demands fade into the background.
As you delicately handle each puzzle piece, a unique sense of focus emerges. The intricate details and vibrant colours demand your attention, creating a symbiotic relationship between your mind and the puzzle. The act of connecting jigsaw pieces, each one finding its rightful place, becomes a rhythmic and repetitive motion. This repetition is a key element in triggering the relaxation response.
The immersive nature of puzzling encourages you to be present in the moment, fostering mindfulness. In this state, worries and anxieties dissipate, leaving your attention solely devoted to the puzzle at hand, allowing you to savour the beauty of the individual pieces and the satisfaction of seeing the larger picture gradually come together.
Cognitive Enhancement: Challenge your brain and keep it sharp with the cognitive benefits of jigsaw puzzling. Working on puzzles stimulates various regions of the brain, including those responsible for critical thinking, problem-solving, and spatial reasoning. It's like a mental workout that can help improve memory, enhance concentration (Goodbye TikTok brain!), and boost overall cognitive function. Whether you're tackling a challenging jigsaw puzzle or a brain-teasing puzzles like a Rubriks Cube, you're giving your brain the exercise it craves and improving your cognitive skills.
Bonding and Social Connection: Puzzling is a fantastic activity that has the potential to bring people together. Whether you're collaborating on a fun design with friends, family, or colleagues, working on a puzzle creates an environment for shared experiences and meaningful connection. We've witnessed huge communities form and come together to celebrate the joys of puzzling such as the Australian Jigsaw Puzzle Association (AJPA) who host several events around Australia every year to compete in puzzling. It's an excellent way to strengthen relationships, build teamwork, and create lasting memories, and have some fun whilst doing so.
We hope this helps encourage you to discover the joy and benefits of puzzling with our intricate illustrated designs that stand against the ordinary. You can explore our diverse collection of puzzles, each carefully curated to provide an enriching experience with special focus on celebrating our artist and illustrator's creative talents.