There's no denying the astounding mental benefits that come with frequent participation in puzzles and other mind challenges. In fact, research shows that puzzles activate our brains while relaxing us psychologically, putting our brains into a meditative state. And as you get better at easy puzzles and move on to moderately difficult puzzles, it can be challenging to determine when you're ready to take on hard puzzles like 2000 piece puzzles. But there are a few clues that can help you to know. Here are just a few signs that indicate that you are, in fact, ready to attempt the beast: a monstrous and rewarding 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle.
You've successfully completed one or more 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles in the past.
While this isn't a hard and fast requirement of working on a 2000 piecer, it can help to gauge just how difficult it will actually be as well as the time it will take from first piece to last. It should then come as no surprise that the more 1000 piece (or more) jigsaw puzzles you've completed in the recent past, the easier time you'll have with a puzzle of this caliber.
You have the time and patience needed to get the job done.
If you've completed any puzzle in the past, you know that it takes patience. And even though it's mind over matter when it comes to finishing a puzzle, those who struggle with patience in other contexts may also find it challenging to stay focused on the end goal of a puzzle with a staggering 2000 pieces. That being said, it's also a good test for your patience. If you can finish the puzzle without getting frustrated or losing your cool at any point, you've pretty much mastered the art of being patient!
You've prepared a method to frame your puzzle.
Finally, this isn't a necessity either, but if you want to solidify your achievement, framing your puzzle is the way to go. Make your puzzle into a tangible piece of art with framing methods -- we've covered them in a previous blog post!
Ultimately, the brain makes the most connections among its cells before your child turns 10, but puzzles are an activity that the whole family can enjoy together, regardless of age. For more information about 2000 piece puzzles, contact Masterpieces.