There are things each of us can do that will help increase our brain power. Treating your brain like any other muscle in your body, you can strengthen your brain power through mental exercises that help the strength and flexibility of your mind. They help create new pathways in the brain, keep it stimulated and increase neuroplasticity. The best part is, those mental calisthenics (exercises for to strengthen the brain) can be tons of fun. Here are five examples:
Not only does reading transport you to other worlds with the pure joy of story, it also stimulates you mentally, helps improve your memory, strengthens analytical thinking skills, boosts your ability to focus and concentrate and reduces stress. Reading can boost your brain power. Not to mention the fact that you can read about things like improving sales with face-to-face marketing.
They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy but it doesn’t do his brain any favors either. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, riddles, word games, board games, card games, video games, all of them help us see things in different ways, make cognitive leaps, and see new patterns, all of which leads to increased neuroplasticity. These also promote problem-solving skills, which are vital in the sales field.
While listening to music your brain is busy processing the sound, listening for melodies and rhythms, noticing all the elements that make up the music, all without your conscious involvement. It’s basically light brain fun. However when you actually play an instrument your brain goes in for heavy lifting, processing information from different areas including visual, auditory and motor cortices. Benefits of playing an instrument include increases in creativity, fine motor skills, analytical and language skills. These skills happen to be used constantly when in any sales related field whether it’s over the phone sales or face-to-face marketing.
Exercise stimulates the growth of new neuronal connections. Increased oxygenation to the brain during exercise can help boost memory function, learning and the ability for abstract reasoning. Physical exercise helps build brains, so next time you are thinking about going to the gym on leg day, make sure you realize that your brain will be happy you chose to work out too!
Learning a Language
Learning another language helps your brain better develop. It will also help you boost your memory, increase your attention span and give you a cognitive boost as you assess situations from the perspectives of different languages.
All these things can be what you think of as superfood for the brain. Try mixing up your routine and throw in a few brain positive activities into your day and you will start to notice a change in your mental strength!
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