Written by : Miko Satria Pratama
At : Sunday, June 19, 2016
At : Sunday, June 19, 2016
AdvertisementHow often do you think about your brain? Do you often admire its extraordinary strength? If you're like most people, then your answer is "no".
The astonishing fact is that we only use 10% of our brain capacity, but ironically often than we think to invest in improving the ability of our brain. For a long time, scientists believed that we had stuck to the ability of our brain from birth. Fortunately, this hypothesis has been abandoned! There is a theory currently called neuroplasticity – a new theory which has proven one of the most extraordinary fact: our brains can be changed.
This means that if you are not smart in one area – it is not a problem! You have the option to ' change ' the area in your brain through a little training. Your brain is like a muscle. You just need to train it on a regular basis. The interesting thing is you don't have to be a millionaire to increase the capacity of your brain. All you need to do is invest a little time to regularly train your brain. So what can you do?
Here are 10 simple ways that can boost your brain power, as well as your intelligence!
- Do something new
When you do something ' new ', you will ' stimulate ' your brain! Don't be stuck with doing the same old thing – the only way to change the structure of your brain is doing something new. This would create new neural pathways and ultimately increase your intelligence. You can take a new route to work, try a new recipe for dinner, or even a new workout method.
- Exercise regularly
It's been proven that regular exercise helps to increase brain function and enhances neurogenesis. This means that every time you work out you make new brain cells! Get up off the couch and bergeraklah! Your brain will thank you for it :). Now you try this brain gymnastic to ballance your brain.
- Train your memory
How often do you hear people saying "I wish I had a better memory!" But no one is doing anything about it! If you discipline yourself to memorize phone numbers and other important numbers (passport, credit cards, insurance, driver's license) you will begin to see a real improvement in your memory.
- Have a high curiosity
Than receiving everything for what it is, start familiarize yourself to question things/stuff you meet or get. By having high curiosity and questioning everything, you force your brain to innovate and create new ideas. Because of curiosity and then super important things like electricity and computers are found.
- Positive thinking
Stress and anxiety will kill the neurons of the brain and also stop the formation of new neurons. Research has shown that positive thinking, especially in the tense time, will speed up the formation of cells and dramatically reduces stress and anxiety. Seek in earnest to change your negative thoughts with positive thoughts. (Also read the 7 ways of eliminating negative thoughts from your head).
- Eat healthy
A diet that we do have a very big impact on brain function. The brain we consume more than 20% of all nutrients and oxygen that goes into the body – so remember to feed your brain with good things! (i.e. fresh fruit, vegetables and omega 3 which is found in oily fish).
- Read books
Reading will reduce tension and stress (the killer of brain cells). Research also has shown that using your imagination is a great way to train your brain because you force your mind to ' drawing ' what you imagine. Reading is a great way to spark your imagination!
- Get enough sleep
Sleep like a mini Detox for the brain. Sleep is the time your body regenerate cells and eliminate all the toxins that have piled up for 1 day. Went to sleep between the hours of 9:00 am until midnight to benefit from the most effective sleep time!
- Forget about GPS
GPS may have made our lives easier, but it also has made our brains become more lazy and less efficient at the same time! Back to the old ways and use the map to navigate starting from now (it will exercise part of your brain that is responsible for understanding the spatial).
- Stop using the calculator
Remember back when at school when we were taught to use our brain performs a number of simple calculations. It is ironic now we rely on devices such as smart phones and laptops to count a very simple equation. Refrain myself to work using an external device – otherwise use device that has you carry from birth : your brain.