We believe that intelligence is limited, and that is impossible to enhance our IQ, which we were born with. Actually, this is wrong. A human being is able to increase its intelligence, but there are some steps that should be followed.
So, if you want to expand your mind, you should put a little bit of extra effort every day.
Reading books is a great way to activate your brain and to stretch its capacity. While reading, you are acquiring new vocabulary, think of proper grammar usage and well-written sentences. Reading enables you to be more articulate and well-spoken, which can be a great skill in any profession. Also, if you want to learn a new language, reading books is vital in improving another language fluency.
Exploring New Places
Sometimes we just get used to some routines we do every day that we forget to change something or to enrich our lives with some innovations and novelties. This is very important for one’s brain, because it is ‘hungry’ for some new information, and when you put yourself in an unusual situation, you brain starts thinking creatively. If you want to expand possibilities of your brain, try putting yourself in some new situations, or try doing something in a new and different way. This includes travelling to a new country, meeting other cultures, listening to new music, trying new foods and similar. Your brain will be thankful to you.
There are some organizations which aim to offer daily brain trainings. Sometimes they require you to pay for their services, but if you don’t like the idea, you can try any free online game that involves brain focus and concentration. There are many online sites, and one of them is mindgames.com, which offers interesting and still useful games or something like freebrainagegames.com.
Doing Some Art
It is not important if you are an artist or not to start drawing or painting. This will make you mind think in a creative way. When you start drawing some lines, you will see how your mind starts creating new ideas and solutions and starts being creative and imaginative. While painting, you will start noticing details of the world around them and focusing the brain in this manner will bring you a heightened state of alertness. The same happens if you start playing some instrument. You would need to coordinate a hand and eye, and your memory, concentration and mathematical skills are also involved. Similar things happens if you start writing. It will encourage vocabulary growth and proper grammar and syntax usage. While writing you are paying attention to your memories, experiences and so0me internal diloges.
Role-playing is a very interesting way to make your brain work in a different mode. Think of someone who is totally different from you and start thinking how that person would act in a certain situation. Sometimes this can be a good way to find some interesting answers and to come to interesting and useful solutions.
Meet New People
Meeting new people is a great way to see and hear something new. Your brain starts acting in a new way, it actively perceives new person, thinks of one’s qualities and learns new things. This is a great way to make you mind freer and more open to novelty and in the same way you learn to act spontaneously and to improvise.
For healthy and active mind, it is very important to have a healthy body. Exercising is really important and if you do you work out regularly, you can stimulate brain cell growth. While moving your body, neurogenesis process occurs which increases the production of neurotransmitters. If you have healthy heart and lung capacity, it means that your brain gets plenty of oxygen and it is necessary if you wish to gain a higher score on I.Q. tests.
Those were some tips how to keep your mind in a healthy state and how to improve one’s intelligence. The very important conclusion is that our brain is stretchy and if you like to train your muscles, don’t forget that your brain also needs a training. Don’t take it for granted!
Written by Marko T.