Ways To Get Smarter

31 Ways To Get Smarter In 2012 is an article I recently stumbled upon. It was such an interesting and inspiring read that I decided to share it with you. I encourage you to take a look at it and make up your own list!

Personally, I picked 13 out of the 31 mentioned tips and decided on applying them, but with a bit of tweaking!

 1. Play Words Games.
Research shows word puzzles can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, so instead of playing Angry Birds and similar games all the time, check some word puzzles games. If you have some awesome words puzzle games on iPhone, iPad, Android, please share.

2. Dance. Or play squash.
Look for an activity that raises your heart rate and requires a lot of coordination. I think I should get back to my dance lessons.

3. Watch or read news.
It will make you a more open-minded person!

4. Toss Your Smartphone.
Constantly checking your email disrupts focus and saps productivity. Go offline from time to time. That is going to be hard!

5. Sleep. A Lot.
Take a nap, then get to bed early. I wish!

6. Eat Dark Chocolate.
Dark chocolate is reported to have memory-improving flavonoids. Pair it with a glass of red wine—another great flavonoid source. How to like dark chocolate?!

7. Join a Knitting Circle.
Whip out the needles and make an awesome scarf. Refining motor ability can bolster cognitive skills. I should ask mom to teach me.8. Eat Yogurt.
Probiotics are good for your stomach and brain. Noted!

9. Read a Shakespeare Play.
My guess is that it would be a great brain exercise.

10. Hydrate.
Dehydration forces the brain to work harder and may dampen its planning ability. That’s one thing I should really do!

11. Zone Out.
Let your mind wander. A string of studies suggests that zoning out, especially when you don’t consciously realize you’re doing it, allows the brain to work on important “big picture” thinking. With pleasure!

12. Write Reviews Online.
Typing out your opinion will help you to better understand your own thinking. Awesome to know!! Check my reviews on The Cube!

13. Get Out of Town.
Spending just a few minutes on a crowded street impairs memory and self-control, as your brain processes all the stimuli. So plan a weekend getaway: getting in touch with nature helps the brain to recover. Hopefully!

Florence, Italy

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5 Responses to Ways To Get Smarter

  1. Mustapha says:

    Thanks Marie.. great tips!

  2. lee says:

    florence italy was beautiful. thanks so much for the advice =)

  3. Fadi says:

    I noticed that they mentionned the Pomodoro technique in that list. If you ever feel like trying it out, there’s a really tiny PC/mac app that helps you work in 25-minute slots then take a 5 minute break:

    Might be helpful, try it out 🙂

  4. Maria says:

    Very helpful! 🙂 thanks Marie

  5. Me & Beirut says:

    Haha, so chocolate makes smart! Thank you, you relieved me! 😉

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