10 tips to boost your brain power…

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Do you ever check in with your brain to determine if it needs a tune-up? Just like the oil in a car, routine maintenance helps dust off the debris collected so your brain can run at its top intellectual performance.

Do you take time to evaluate your routine bi-weekly, bi-monthly, or bi-yearly?

Does your body feel connected to your brain? If so, when and for how long?

By defining these questions for yourself, you can start to break down the clots that are clouding clarity in the mind. When the brain is vibrant, active and stimulated the body follows in sequence.

Our brains have the capacity to change.

We call this brain plasticity or neuroplasticity. Meaning the life of the brain has the ability to be altered at any stage from childhood to adulthood. Microscopic changes in an individual’s neurons can remap themselves in areas of healthy development, learning, memory, and recovery.

All you need to do is invest some time and effort into regular training for your brain. It can be simple, and you don’t need to be a genius to master these tune-ups.

By creating a reset for the brain to run at full capacity, one can awaken the mind to its fullest expression. By the brain’s activity normalizing, the routine one experiences daily become less mundane, needs less stimulation to produce positive energy force and clarity becomes the key feature.

Do you want to discover some tips that help boost your brain power?

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1. Spontaneity

Experiencing something new actually stimulates the brain. It allows for the brain receptors to adapt and activate new neural pathways. By switching up your routine, you alleviate getting into a rut of your own patterns. By experiencing spontaneity you can change the structure of your brain while increasing your intelligence. So go mix it up — go to a new coffee shop, get out of the car and ride a bike, change your exercise routine, or go explore the great outdoors. The possibilities are endless, just motivate yourself to try something new.

2. Regular Physical Conditioning

Regular exercise helps the brain function while eliminating brain fog. Exercise can also reduce both the biological and cognitive consequences of aging. Cool huh? With regular physical conditioning you can increase brain blood flow to the hippocampus, which is the key brain region affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore increasing cognitive memory. If you’re not exercising, then a simple solution is to get started.

3. Memory Training

How are you training your brain? What memory tools do you have in place to remember and attain information? Everybody wants a better memory, but how can you achieve this. If you start disciplining yourself to retain numbers, from phone to driver’s licenses that is a start. Also adding memory focused games in your free time either from an app or sudoku’s can help you improve your memory. In time, with discipline you will improve your brain memory retention.

4. Curiosity

How curious are you? Start getting in the habit of being curious about everything from products and services to skills and techniques. By becoming more curious and questioning everything, you force your brain to innovate and create new ways of developing ideas. Curiosity is what the best inventors embodied, which is how you have things like electricity, and technology.

5. Positive Thinking

When you are positive your brain turns on a light. It reduces stress and anxiety which actually kills brain neurons and stops producing new ones. By creating positive thought patterns your brain cells increase rapidly and dramatically reduce stress and anxiety. So in essence, if you can reduce those negative thoughts patterns you can increase your amount of brain cells.

6. Healthy Nutrition

What are you feeding your body these days? Your diet is a gigantic part of healthy brain functioning. Our brains consume about 20% of all of our nutrients. So try to eat healthy; fruits, dark green vegetables, grilled fish and chicken, beans and rice. Also try to take supplements if you are lacking certain nutrients and vitamins. This will ensure a healthy brain to function in your daily tasks.

7. Sleep Medicine

Sleep is the magic pill. Your brain cannot function properly without a certain amount of sleep. Sleeping between 9pm and midnight ensures the best quality of sleep. It regenerates your cells and resets the mind for the next day’s activities. When you sleep you are also processing the information you learned the previous day, so you need as much sleep as possible to wake with a clean slate, which creates less stress and anxiety.

8. Reading

What books have you read lately? Reading relieves tension and stress. It also offers new information which plays on your curiosity and expands the mind. The best part about reading is it trains your mind to use your imagination. It forces your brain to imagine what you are reading. It is improving your creativity while stimulating and adapting to new ideas and knowledge. The more you read the more you can visualize using your imagination.

9. Spatial Relationships

How often do you rely on your digital devices to guide you to a location? Most likely a 90% chance, every trip. If you use paper maps it helps you identify with the spatial relationships surrounding you. It also helps you understand the general awareness of your surroundings. If you can go somewhere once, pay attention to your parameters, because most likely you will be able to train your brain to remember how to direct yourself anywhere.

10. Limit External Device Reliance

If you are constantly relying on phones, computers, and calculators then you are limiting your ability to increase your brainpower. By being fixed to your devices you lose brain capacity to function without. Try to resist using your device all the time, you don’t need it, instead try to use your natural gift for memory. The brain. It is a powerful tool, that can help you achieve greatness, but you either use it or lose it.

As we wrap up here, remember we have these brains for a reason, boosting your brainpower is as simple as adjusting your lifestyle a bit to have a fully functioning brain, that can generate, heal and create new cells to change our brains for the better.

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