Barbara Jordan once said that "Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power".
Brain power is an intellectual ability.
You think about so many things around you, but do you think about your brain? Do you renew it from time to time?
I think the majority of you including me too will say 'No'. It was believed by many scientists long back that, we are stuck with the brain we were born with and we can't change it.
But, then one theory came into existence which stated that our brain has the ability to change. It means that if you are not brilliant and sharp in one area, that's absolutely okay.
You have the ability to change that area of your brain. And you know what, it is possible through small training. This theory is 'Neuroplasticity theory'.
Don't you wish to have more command over your brain? Don't you want to complete your tasks in a shorter amount of time?
Of course, you want to complete your tasks in a short amount of time. Either it is related to content writing or generating ideas or it is in solving those complex mathematical problems you want to pile it up on time.
Are there any ways to improve your brain power?
Yes, there are various different ways to improve your brain power.
Let's explore 9 different ways that can help you to improve your brain power.
1. Eat a healthy and balanced diet
Do you know that the diet you eat has a great impact on our mind?
Yes, that's true that your diet has a great impact on the way our brain functions. So, it's important to nourish your brain with only the healthy stuff.
Food rich in antioxidants, Omega-3, Folic acid and various vitamins and minerals should be consumed. Foods like :
So, next time go with consuming the healthy stuff.
2. Performing different exercises regularly
Do you exercise regularly? I know, you have a busy schedule but, do take some time out for exercises.
If you exercise regularly it improves your brain power, increases your brain function and it also produces the new brain cells.
So, what are you waiting for, go and do some exercises!
3. Always think positive
It is very important to think positive at all times.
I know it is difficult to do that but, it is scientifically proven that people who think positive are not prone to stress and anxiety.
It is because if you think positive the new brain neurons are created at a faster rate.
So, always try to replace the negative thoughts with the positive ones.
4. Do not use calculators
Personally, I am not at all good in mathematics, so I have a habit of using a calculator whenever I solve some equations.
But do you know that calculators decrease your brain power?
Yes, it's true. So from now onwards stop using calculators to solve the mathematical equations and don't rely on it.
Use the calculator we are born with that is our 'mind' to solve those mathematical equations and see the wonders!
5. Build a reading habit
Reading eliminates stress and anxiety. As you know, stress and anxiety are not at all good for your brain as it kills the brain cells.
Reading actually activates your imagination and thinking process. So, what are you waiting for, go and pick one book from your bookshelf and read it daily!
6. Get enough sound sleep
Good quality sleep is very important for the body.
Sleep is actually like a detox for the brain. It is the time when your body rejuvenates cells and eliminates all the toxins from the body that were generated during the day.
Try to maintain the regular timings to go to bed. Do not forget to switch off your mobile phones while sleeping, so as to keep all the distractions away.
7. Drink Coffee
Many of you I guess, love to drink coffee and there is good news for the coffee lovers that drinking coffee actually increases your brain power.
It is because it contains caffeine which keeps you alert and attentive. It even increases your intelligence power.
But keep in mind that don't get addicted to it, as overuse of caffeine is not good for the health.
So, next time if you want to stay focused while doing your work, do drink a cup of coffee and see the change!
8. Be curious
Are you a curious person?
If not, become one because by being curious you actually force your brain to invent and generate new ideas which ultimately improves the brain power.
9. Do Meditation daily
It is a great way of reducing the stress and anxiety levels in the body. Not only that, but meditation also has various other benefits.
It prevents diseases like heart diseases, Inflammatory bowel diseases etc. So take out at least 15-20 minutes from your busy schedule and do mediation daily.
These were the 9 ways to improve your brain power. I hope it will help you in some or the other way.
Improving your brain power is all about habits, and undoubtedly habits take a lot of time to build. It is not a matter of one day. But, if you will try all these 9 ways out continuously, you will soon see the results.
It actually makes your brain sharper and you tend to recall more stuff than before. You need not do all these 9 ways in one go, pick up one or two and start making them your daily habit. Practice and test out all the things and see what works best for you.
Thanks for reading it till the end. I hope you found this post helpful.