So you want to be smart, eh? You want to do well in school? Impress your boss? Make scientific advancements and or contribute to society? A noble goal. If only you could just be smarter.
Good news. It’s called brain elasticity and its the greatest realization since pre packaged, sliced bread. What is brain elasticity? Well, in short, it is simply the frase to describe our ever changing brain landscape. Our thoughts, memories, and overall way our brain works is not something set in stone. In fact, it more resembles mushy oatmeal than stone. Our brains can be retrained, be optimized and enhanced, and be rewired to think more clearly, remember more vividly, and process more efficiently. Sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it?
Now that is some good news for those of you looking to boost your IQ. Lucky for you (and us all), there are small things that we can do each day that will have dramatic impact on the way our brain works. Have you heard of the 80/20 principle? Basically, this principle states that you can have 80% of the results with 20% of the work. I have found this rule to hold true in most situations in my life. It has helped me to optimize time and efficiency of my daily life. The following are some of the 20% easy things you can do, that will have 80% of the results.
1. Exercise Your Brain.
Websites like Lumosity or apps like Brain Wars can help train your brain to think fast and remember more. Exercising your brain, like any muscle, can help you to maintain healthy youthful brain matter.
2. Exercise Your Body.
Studies show that physical exercise is super beneficial for mental performance. By exercising your body, you increase blood flow, not only to your muscles, but to your brain. This additional blood flow increases nutrients and oxygenation to the brain. This intern increases performance.
3. Get Sufficient Nutrition
Foods like fish, flaxceed and certain types of nuts contain high amounts of omega-3’s, which help keep the brain healthy and fluid. Additional supplementation can aid in neurotransmitter production and increase blood flow.
Meditation has been shown to refresh and recharge the brain, leaving it in a more healthy and alert state. Consider meditating before public speaking, taking tests, or to brake up long monotonise work loads
5. Learn A New Language
Language learning requires an intense amount of brain power. Learning a new language has been shown to improve memory skills as well as reaction speed of your brain.
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