You go to a gym to train your muscles, you run or hike to build your endurance but what can you do to train your brain? Training your brain will not only speed up your memory recall, but it will also help you learn faster.
Here are 5 tricks and tips that will certainly train your brain to be more thoughtful every day.
1. You are the company you keep
Each and every one of us is the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with, according to the business philosopher Jim Rohn at least. It is no coincidence that high achieving people tend to ‘flock together’. Obviously, peer groups tend to have similar interests and like to discuss topics freely and without objections.
By associating yourself with intelligent people you will indirectly develop your own. So, as cold as it might sound, you might want to think again about the friends you spend most of your time with.
2. Get enough sleep
Any lack of rest or relaxation and excessive stress can seriously reduce the efficiency of your brain function. The human brain requires a large amount of energy to function. If you are constantly exhausted your mind won’t be able to learn and improve. Some studies also show that a lack of sleep can reduce your IQ. So make sure you get enough shut-eye!
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise but don’t underestimate the power of reading. Reading exposes you to new ideas and can influence and improve your mind. Being well-read not only improves your vocabulary but will also make you more articulate.
Reading also improves your general knowledge making you more capable of holding interesting conversations. It expands your communication skills and develops your analytical skills.
The best bit is you don’t need to stick to ‘dry’ scientific books. Books like fantasy stories will do the trick. Of course, you can dive into some heavy philosophy texts if you really want to turbocharge your brain.
You are what you eat, as they say. Food is the fuel for your body, and more importantly, for your brain. What you stuff down your throat can influence your brain function.
Foods high in nutrition work very well to power your brain. Walnuts, for example, are a fantastic source of brain food. Fish like tuna, mackerel, and salmon are rich in fatty acids that have been shown to help neuron function. Harvard recently conducted a great study on this exact subject. You should also make sure you get a regular intake of Omega-3 too.
5. Keep a diary or journal
If it’s good enough for the likes of Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Thomas Jefferson, keeping a diary might be a good idea for all of us. Getting into the habit of constantly taking notes or writing down things or ideas effectively create an extension to your mind.
Thoughts are ethereal things at times and unless writing them down they can be lost for good. By routinely recording your thoughts, you will enable yourself to think more clearly and thoroughly. Good behaviors like this will boost your ability to think with clarity.
“When you think positive, good things happen”- Matt Kemp
What are your ways to be more thoughtful every day?
Being thoughtful in every situation especially in financial matters can improve your productivity and helps to achieve financial independence and can foster your early retirement.
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