How often do you think about your brain? Do you ever stop to marvel at it’s incredible power and your supreme cleverness? Or at least check in and give it a little spring clean and a re-furb from time to time? Constantly re-inventing the wheel is the key to long-term success. Here are three ways to increase your brain power:
* Do Something New: When you experience something ‘new’ that actually ‘stimulates’ your brain! Don’t get stuck in a rut doing the same old things – the only way to change the structure of your brain is to do something new. This creates new neural pathways, thus increasing your intelligence level. Opt for a new hobby, take a new path to school etc.
* Exercise Regularly: It’s been proven that regular exercise helps to increase brain function and enhances neurogenesis. This means that every time you exercise you are creating new brain cells! Get off the couch and get moving! Your brain will thank you for it :)
* Think positive: Stress & anxiety destroy existing brain neurons and also stop new neurons from being created. Research has shown that positive thinking, especially in the future tense, speeds up the creation of cells and dramatically reduces stress & anxiety. Try and get a handle on negative thoughts and make an effort to replace them with positive ones.