121 advice on how to think faster, improve memory, better absorb information and use the full potential of your brain.
Solve puzzles and riddles.
Develop ambidextry (double-right, ability to equally well own right and left hand). Try to brush your teeth, comb your hair, manipulate the computer mouse with your non-main hand. Write with both hands at the same time. Change hands while eating with a knife and fork.
Work with ambiguity, uncertainty. Learn to enjoy things like paradoxes and optical illusions.
Study mind mapping (note: a link diagram, a way of depicting the process of overall system thinking using schemes).
Block one or more sensations. Eat blindfolded, caulk on the ears with swabs, take a shower with your eyes closed.
Develop comparative gustatory sensations. Learn to fully feel, savor wine, chocolate, beer, cheese and anything else.
Look for areas of intersection between seemingly unrelated things.
Learn to use keyboards with different key layouts (learn how to type blind).
Come up with new ways of using for ordinary objects. How many different ways can you think of, for example, for a nail? Ten? Hundred?
Change your usual ideas to the opposite.
Learn techniques to develop creativity.
Do not stop on the obvious, rush mentally beyond the first, “right” answer to the question.
Change the order of things. Ask yourself the question “What if? ..”
Flip pictures, photos upside down.
Develop critical thinking. Refute common misconceptions.
Learn the logic. Solve logical problems.
Learn the scientific way of thinking.
Draw, draw automatically. You do not need to be an artist for this.
Take up some kind of art – sculpture, painting, music – or try yourself in some other work.
Learn the art of showing tricks, develop sleight of hand.
Eat foods that are good for the brain.
Strive to constantly experience a slight feeling of hunger.
Do physical exercises!
Drink plenty of water.
Diversify activities. Choose a hobby for yourself, a hobby.
Take care of a good dream.
Practice a short dream.
Listen to the music.
Declare war on your propensity for postponement, procrastination.
Limit yourself in applying the technique.
Study the materials on the study of the brain.
Change clothes. Walk barefoot.
Improve yourself in conversations with yourself.
Play chess or other board games.
Play games for the mind. Sudoki, crossword puzzles and countless other games are at your service.
Be spontaneous, like children!
Play video games.
Develop a sense of humor! Write or write jokes.
Make a List of 100 (note: a technique for generating ideas, discovering hidden problems or making decisions).
Use the Idea Quota method (note: method of compiling a preliminary list of ideas during the day).
Consider every idea that comes to you. Make a bank of ideas.
Let your ideas develop. Return to each of them at regular intervals.
Conduct “thematic observation”.Try, for example, to mark objects of red color as often as possible during the day. Mark the cars of a particular brand. Choose a topic and focus on it.
Keep a diary.
Learn foreign languages.
Eat in different restaurants – a preference for national restaurants.
Learn computer programming.
Read the long words backwards. е
Change your environment – change the location of objects, furniture, move somewhere.
Write! Write stories, poetry, open a blog.
Learn the language of the symbols.
Learn the art of playing musical instruments.
Study the functioning of the brain.
Learn the technique of fast reading.
Define your learning style.
Learn the method of determining the days of the week for any date!
Try to feel the intervals.
“Approximate calculation”. What is more – leaves in the forests of the Amazon or neural connections in the brain?
Make friends with mathematics. Fight with “inability to count.”
Build Memory Palaces.
Study the system of figurative thinking for the development of memory.
Engage in sex (Sorry, here is no comment!
Remember the names of people.)
Meditate. Train concentration and complete lack of thought.
Watch movies of different genres
Discard the TV.
Learn to concentrate.
Be in touch with nature.
Mentally solve mathematical problems.
Change the usual speed of various activities
Do only one thing at a time.
Try on someone else’s consciousness.How do you think other people thought in your place, solved your problems? How would a fool behave in your place?
Cultivate a contemplative attitude to the world
Find time for solitude and relaxation
Be tuned for lifelong learning throughout your life.
Travel abroad. Meet the way of life of people of other countries.
Learn geniuses (Leonardo is an excellent company for you!)
Create a circle of trusted friends.
Look for rivalry.
Do not talk with like-minded people. Surround yourself with people whose worldview is different from yours.
Participate in brainstorming!
Look for the roots of all problems.
Change the way of planning the future: short-term / long-term, collective / individual.
Collect quotes from famous people.
Change the means of communication: use paper instead of computer, voice recording instead of letter.
Read the classics.
Improve the art of reading. Effective reading is an art, develop it.
Compile a summary of the books.
Speak out your problems aloud.
Describe your feelings in the smallest detail.
Use the Braille method. Start by counting the floors when you climb the elevator.
Acquire a work of art that will shake you. Stimulate, provoke feelings and thoughts.
Use various perfume fragrances.
Mix the sensations. How much does pink color weigh? How does the smell of lavender sound?
Spore! Protect your arguments. Try also to accept the opponent’s point of view.
Use the time-boxing method (note: the method of fixing a certain amount of time for the task or group of tasks).
Take time to develop the brain.
Create a mental sanctuary (note: a place that exists only in your imagination).
Develop the art of visualization. Leave it at least 5 minutes a day.
Record your dreams. Start a notebook and first thing in the morning, or when you wake up, write down dreams.
Learn lucid dreaming.
Write a dictionary of interesting words. Create your own words.
Look for metaphors. Associate abstract and concrete concepts.
Learn the method of random input of information. Write out random words from the magazine. Read at random selected sites.
Go every day with a different route. Change the streets by which you go to work, jogging or returning home.
Install various operating systems on your PC.
Do more than you expected.