Practice Makes Perfect
Sudoku is a game that rewards many hours of repetitive practice. The more you play, the better you become. If you play Sudoku daily, you will start to discover that you have almost a sort of “sense memory” for the puzzle grid – you will start to see patterns emerging and develop the ability to seize opportunities more quickly.
The more situations in Sudoku you see, from many hours of playing Sudoku everyday, the more likely you will be to be able to solve the puzzle in any situation.
Exercise Your Brain
Just like we need to walk, run, lift weights and exercise to keep our muscles strong, playing Sudoku is a way to exercise our brain “muscles.” Some studies have suggested that playing brain games like Sudoku can even improve people’s cognitive abilities and help reduce the risk of dementia as we get older. Playing Sudoku isn’t just fun and relaxing – it might just help you reduce your risk of serious health problems later in life.
Improve Problem-Solving Skills
Playing Sudoku helps you learn how to solve problems by using deductive reasoning – and this type of logical thought process can also be useful in other areas of life. This is one reason why many schools are now teaching kids how to play Sudoku.
Deductive reasoning skills are important for success in life. You might find that playing Sudoku helps you improve your problem-solving abilities in other areas of your life, whether it’s playing other puzzle games or approaching complex problems at work, or finding new inspiration for ideas to make your home or life better.
Clear Your Mind
Playing Sudoku everyday can also be a calming, almost meditative, way to spend time. You might find that playing Sudoku daily becomes your own little ritual – getting away from the daily rush of busyness and focusing on solving the puzzle, filling the blank spaces in the grid, bringing a sense of order to the rows, columns and squares.
Playing Sudoku might give you the little mental break that you need in order to come back to your daily work and other life challenges with new energy.