Everyone wants to be smarter. The problem is we cannot just tell our brain to be smarter as we wish. But, there are habits that can increase your intelligence if you are committed to doing them daily. What are the habits that can make you smarter over time?
- Sleep early, rise early
Sleep deprivation sucks. Without enough sleep you cannot fully concentrate. Go to sleep early, wake up early, and don’t sleep for more than 8 hours a day. Having too much sleep is not good for you either. The early morning hours are the most tranquil and productive time in a day. If you have a habit of sleeping late, try to change it and feel the powerful effect of sleeping and rising early. You won’t regret it.
- Exercise regularly
When you do something and you want results, you have to do it consistently. It’s the same with exercise. Exercising regularly has a much better effect than having intense exercise occasionally. By exercising you increase your blood flow to the brain. Your productivity will also boost when you exercise. Not only will you get a healthy body, but you will also get a healthy and strong mind.
- Stop being a couch potato
It’s very comfortable to sit on a couch and watch television for hours every single day, isn’t it? The bad news is by being a couch potato your brain is starting to lose its capability to think intelligent thoughts. Besides, although it’s comfortable to stay in front of the television the whole day, don’t you feel drained after a few hours of watching television? With sore and tired eyes you feel like you don’t have any energy left to do something else. You’ll become lazy, your brain will become lazy too, and slowly but surely you are losing your intelligence.
- Read something challenging
It can be a newspaper, a classic novel or other reading materials that you never read before. Expand your knowledge, increase your creativity and boost your intelligence.
- Start writing
Many successful people have the habit of writing daily, either it’s a journal or diary they keep or a blog they write. It does not matter what, as long as you write. How can writing boost intelligence? By writing something down, you are forced to clarify your thoughts and turn them into something concrete. If you are not used to writing, it’s going to take some time and a lot of effort at first, but as time goes by the writing process will become easier. But of course it’s not going to work if you write only a short paragraph. Try to write at least 300 words a day.
- Meditate for a few minutes
Meditation is known for its ability to relieve stress. But did you know that meditation can help boost your intelligence? By meditating, you train your brain to focus and clamp down chattering thoughts inside. You don’t have to meditate for one hour if you don’t have the time. A five-minute meditation is enough to help increase your intelligence.