Having that said.. How can WE improve our brain function, making
it able to process these never ending streams of information...?
Getting the Facts
Brain training is vital, brain
improvement is optimal. An individual with an
untrained mind is like a car with a lousy driver inside, Moreover, The process of aging tends to slow us
down too - so it goes clear that the combination of cognitive stagnation and
aging is quite destructive.
Is there any hope?
-Apparently yes. Since the beginning of the 1990's, Masses of new studies
in the neurosciences (Neurology, Neurobiology and Cognitive
psychology) are suggesting that
we can interfere with this tendency and
improve our brain function significantly at any age, currently excluding
pathological mental disorders such as depression, Alzheimer disease
and severe head trauma.
Cognitive training, sometimes called "mental exercise"
is a process in which we put some strain on the cognitive areas in our nervous
in order to rewire and strengthen neural-networks.
Mental exercise is a huge contributor
to our well being and mental state. Building a mind that functions better can
have substantial consequences on our everyday life and reality.
How to start a brain improvement
Physically, brain improvement is a process that
involves rewiring neural networks and strengthening synapses. The
first few steps we should take in order to improve our brain are
1. Sleep 7-8 hours a night.
2. Keep a healthy, balanced diet.
3. Engage in a routine strenuous
These are the basics. Keeping our body fit and
healthy is fundamental. Assuming a stable physical state, we can
move on to the higher ranks of improvement - increasing our mental
Every choice we make, and every move we take
influences our brain. This principle derives from our brain's
plasticity: The ability of our nervous system to change in response
to experience. In other words, the key to reshaping and
improving our brain is to plan our future experiences in accordance
to our personal goals.
Every individual has a slightly different goal
list, but most of us, regardless of our personal situation would
like to be more productive, have a stronger memory, be sharper, more
focused and calm. These traits our universal. Other traits that most
people want are: creativity, acuity, retaining more knowledge,
improve learning curve, read faster, and make better decisions. Here
are some suggestions on how to begin our brain improvement process:
1. Start a daily log - Take 5 minutes a
day, every morning or evening to reflect your thoughts on paper.
Don't censor yourself, just let the words flow without any barriers.
After you're done - read what you have written and write a short
summery of your thoughts.
2. Keep a Goal Notebook - Every morning and
every night, write down your 3 most important goals in your Goal
Notebook. Break every goal into 3 tasks to be accomplished and add a
deadline. Don't use this notebook for urgent tasks that are not
relevant to your 3 definite goals. Leave the urgent daily hassles
written on your Cell phone, outlook (and similar) or diary.
Don't forget to do this every day, twice. Once a goal is
accomplished, fill your list with another. You must always have 3
major definite goal waiting.