Most of us, especially those who are not as intelligent as Einstein, would want to have a boost of our brain power. If you are one of those people who want to think better like me, your brain power boost might be just a few steps away.
These seven steps might help you in your quest to keep your brain working perfectly fine. They surely work for me.
- Exercise regularly
It is rather surprising to note that most of the people I have associated with do not take any form of exercises. You will be amazed at how many of your friends including your family members do not take any form exercises. Yet we are taught even from an early age in school how important exercising is. I have personally taken it upon myself to ensure that each and every member of my house hold does a bit of manual work on a regular basis. Be, it cleaning the house, gardening or anything that involves them being manually active.
Do simple exercises like a simple walk or jog. It may not be as intense as a full-blown work-out. You just have to keep your body physically fit and active. The best is to set out a weekly schedule for this. I like exercising early in the morning. This keeps me alert during the day.
Simple work-outs may trigger the release of neurochemicals known as endorphins. These chemicals are responsible for making us feel happy and by feeling happier; a more positive effect on the brain can be observed. In addition physical exercise compensates for the effects of anxious and depressive thoughts.
- Supplement your diet
I am not an expert in nutrition but I know that our daily diets need to be supplemented. A good diet is one with a lot of vitamin rich foods especially those rich in Vitamin C and E. For more information on food supplements click here. Eat foods close to their original state. Variety is a sure guide: grains, fruits, vegetables and not forgetting nuts in their many forms.
Natural supplements are believed to have a good effect on the brain. These supplements not only keep your body healthier, they also maintain the fitness of your brain; thus resulting to better brain power! These supplements are so popular that they can be found anywhere, from your local health and food store up to the web pages of the internet.
- Exercise your brain
If you are to exercise your body, you should exercise your brain as well. Use your brain muscles more often – think and learn. You may read, talk with other people or even play educational games. Any activity that can keep your brain working effectively may be tried out.
- Play games
Choose games that will definitely have a good effect on your brain. Refrain from playing games which are “no-brainer.” Nowadays, most computer games are designed to exercise your brain, so all you have to do is to choose well the games that you will play. Gaming consoles are also following the fad into increasing brain function. So, do your part in boosting your brain power, play games that will increase your brain power.
One of my favourite games is chess. I like playing it either on my laptop or challenge a friend to a game of chess. It has been my hobby since my high school days. I really get satisfaction from playing any other strategy games as well. They make me think.
- Enjoy an educational hobby
Choose a hobby that will give you some lessons at the end of the activity. This will not be such a difficult task since most of the time, we learn something from our experiences. Just be sure to do things that are not monotonous. Your hobby should be something that will help you learn new things every time you perform it. This way, you will be able to use some parts of your brain which are left unused before.
This is very important especially as you choose your career. Choose on that teaches you something every day. One such career is computer programming you are always faced with challenges to solve. There many other careers that you need to continuously learn new things especially those that are technology oriented.
- Do not neglect rest
Because of the complexities of our society today, your brain is exhausted just as much as your body. Thus, you should take the time to relax and cleanse your mind of the worries and stresses that might overwhelm your thoughts. You may want to try on spas or meditations to give your mind a break from all the hassle. After the relaxation, you will feel that you are prepared to take on another complex day! This is how you make better your brain’s health and performance.
You can use breathing methods for relaxation. Breathe deeply two or three times in a row, two or three times each day and breathe out slowly, have no misgivings about the relaxing efficacy of such a simple remedy.
- Sleep Well
Sleeping is the time when your body rebuilds and recharges itself. Most professionals believe that you should sleep for at least six to eight hours a day. Aside from these hours, you should also try to take ten-minute power naps. I personally do less hours than recommended. I am not sure of the long term effects but it seems to work better for me at present. After these refreshing sleeps and naps, you will surely feel energized to take on more activities for the day. Do not deprive yourself of sleep, and you will then realize that your brain will function better with more hours of sleep. Remember that your body recharges when you are asleep its like a battery.
There are many ways to boost your brain power I have only outlined 7 as these are the ones that I practice and have been beneficial to me. I believe that personal development cannot be achieved without growing the power of the brain. The brain is the engine for personal development end as such should be given the due care and attention it surely deserves. You must always take care of your brains as you move towards achieving your personal growth and remember to always “standout tall and be counted”.