Always on the look-out for tips to stay on top of your career, to be a brilliant leader, to be the star performer? We are sure you are.
Here’s the latest from the world of science to help you do just that – brain exercises. They do for your mind what physical exercises do for your body. Guaranteed to improve mental agility, memory, focus, IQ and even help streamline your decision-making process.
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With proven results, websites like Lumosity, and Cogmed offer various brain training programs targeted at improvement of memory, attention-building, brain speed, intelligence, people skills etc. Programs are often customizable; some sites even let you keep track of your Brain Performance Index. Finally, psychometric assessments are available to align mental aptitude with your career, helping you understand best-fit roles for you.
Strategy games, memory games, analytical games even card games – all games stimulate a certain type of brain function. You now have an excuse to download and play the latest games on your smart phone! In fact, play a five-minute game after every one and half hours of work. See the difference it makes to your mental energy and productivity. Refreshed, stimulated and more goal-oriented, your brain concentrates and focuses better after a small game.
Engage in Conversations and Debates
As our lives become more and more virtual, we miss out on important social interactions. Become an active member of a club or just hang out with your colleagues post work. The different points of view every discussion provides, plus the challenge of conveying your thoughts in an easy-to-understand manner is just what your grey cells need.
Dial More and More Numbers
The simplest and most effective way to improve memory. Instead of calling people from your phonebook, try and remember as many numbers as you can and dial them. Complicate it further and try and remember birthdays too. Guaranteed to keep your brain razor-sharp.
Become Your Own Calculator
With analytics ruling the day, you have a lot of numbers to crunch daily . Do calculations mentally at least 3 times a day or with pen and paper. It might take longer for you to find the answer but it will also keep your brain smarter for longer.
Discover New Words and Build Language Power
Hit the dictionary every once in a while to feed new words to your brain. Ever wanted to learn a new language? Now’s the time to do it. Targeting different brain functions, both these activities are proven to challenge your brain to think and absorb new patterns.
Go Creative with Solutions to Everyday Problems
The internet and your brain together can devise some pretty interesting solutions together. And the creativity it nourishes provides your brain the fuel it needs to be agile in a fast-paced world. As your brain gets used to finding creative solutions, it will come up with better, out-of-the-box solutions for the questions and problems in your workplace too.
Brain exercises are a must-do for the go-getters of the corporate world: try them out!