Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Effective Methods To Improve Your Iq

Your brain is just like a muscle in that it needs exercise to keep fit. The more you use it, the more you will be able to focus and the better thinker you will become. Unlike a machine that might wear out if you use it too much, your ability to think and concentrate will decrease if you don't use your brain regularly.

To get you started with improving your brain power, here a 5 easy ways to exercise your brain:

1. Watch Less TV. This is a tough one. Most people (me included) love dumping themselves on the sofa in front of the TV in order to relax. The problem with this is that you aren't using using your brain much or allowing it a chance to recharge. Instead of watching TV in an attempt to relax try reading a book or listening to some music instead. Leave to TV of when you're with friends and family and have a conversation instead. This is a lot more relaxing than watching TV and also gives your brain some much needed exercise.

2. Physical Exercise. Time spent exercising is the precursor to improved learning and productivity. Exercising releases some "feel good" hormones that leave you feeling invigorated afterwards and that help with improved concentration.

3. Read Something Challenging. Most popular suspense fiction and romance novels don't offer much in terms of mental stimulation. To improve your writing and thinking prowess, try reading books that force you to focus and concentrate. You can improve your language skills by reverting to some of the classic novels. If there are words you don't know or understand, look them up. These books may change your world views and teach you a thing or two. After reading a few challenging books and feeling the excitement of learning something new, you probably won't go back to reading the fluffy romance novels or trashy suspense-thrillers.

4. Get Enough Sleep. Sleep deprivation makes it incredibly hard to focus and concentrate. The best way to feel rejuvenated is to go to bed early and to get a solid 8 hours of sleep. Staying up late and then sleeping late to compensate doesn't help as you'll just feel tired and won't be able to properly focus or concentrate. Get up early as the early morning hours are the most tranquil and relaxing and you'll also have more productive hours in your day. If you feel drowsy at any time, try taking a 10-20 minute nap when you get the opportunity. Keep it short though as anything longer will just make you feel lethargic when you wake up.

5. Take Time For Reflection. Sometimes life gets so hectic that we get overwhelmed without even realizing it. Thoughts keep racing through our minds and we find it hard to switch off. Taking a break and spending some alone allows you to gather your thoughts and organize your mind. Doing this will help you to sort the important issues from the less important and you'll feel a lot less pressured or stressed. A great way to get the solitude required for this exercise is to take a walk. This takes care of two steps at once: you get some physical exercise and you get some quiet time to reflect.

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