Thursday, July 16, 2009

Brain pillates

Mi-am simtit mintea cam adormita zilele-astea, desi daca stau sa ma gandesc e o senzatie tot mai puternica de cand am terminat liceul si am incetat sa-mi mai provoc creierul on a day-to-day basis. 

Asa ca am gasit un articol pe wikihow pe care il pun aici, in caz ca mai sunt si altii care au aceeasi problema si care ar putea gasi sugestiile astea .. sa zicem.. utile. :) 

enjoy, si spor la treaba :) 

1. Take classes to learn something you've always wanted to understand. Learn to play bridge, study Spanish or take a photoshop seminar.

2. Do games and puzzles such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku and Scrabble.
3. Read often, with a lot of different types of books. Take a magazine and dedicate specific time to it. Read the newspaper. Set your computer homepage to bring up news items of particular interest to you. Read them each time you open the computer.
4. Remember and repeat groups of words. Memorize your grocery list.
5. Play computer brain games, such as Brain Age for Nintendo DS.
6. Test and monitor your memory and attention with special computer games.
7. Write or edit a wikiHow article every now and then.
8. Meditate often. Take calm, deep breaths. Your brain (and entire body) needs lots of fresh air.
9. Eat foods containing omega fatty acids (known to boost intellectual stamina) such as flax and hemp seeds, and fish.
10. Perform math functions regularly.
11. Learn new words from a word a day calendar or dictionary.
12. Use your left hand if you are right handed, and reverse, to exercise the opposite side of the brain.
13. Mess around with a twisty puzzle.
14. Learn to read and play music (classical music is known to have the best effects.)
15. Use the Mozart Effect - classical music increases brain activity more positively than other kinds of music. Two pieces of Mozart's music; Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K. 448) and Piano Concerto No. 23 (K. 488), were found to have this effect.
16. Draw or paint.
17. Consider the different possibilities of how something could've gone, and explore these consequences. This improves creativity.
18. When trying to learn something or review for a quiz, listen to your favorite song on repeat. This is an association technique where your brain connects what you learned to what you heard. Plus, after a half hour of one song on repeat, you should know the lyrics!
19. Try commuting with varied routes, to prevent the brain from becoming monotonous.
20. Avoid watching TV for hours; solve puzzles while watching TV to increase multitasking.
21. Learn to play new games to increase mind body co-ordination.
22. Never avoid breakfast, it's essential for your brain to function efficiently.
23. Imagine the fourth dimension of an object. (We can see three sides at a time, 3 dimensions, so imagine seeing four sides of an object such as a cube.)