Simple Ways to Increase Your Intellectual Power

1. Move your mouse pad to the other side

Yes, it couldn't be easier.

By placing the mat on the other side, you force yourself to use the hand you use less. This, in turn, stimulates neural connections between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Scientific studies have confirmed that people who use both hands equally have 100% more nerve fibers connecting both sides of the brain.

Ideally, you want to do as many actions with your non-dominant hand as possible, but in some cases this can be difficult. I tried to brush my teeth with my left hand, but as a result all the plaque remained on my teeth.

It's easy to start using the mouse with the other hand. For the first couple of days this may seem strange, and you will have to put everything back in place when you use programs that require frequent and quick "clicks". But after a period of adaptation, you will be almost equally good at using your mouse with both hands.

2. Force yourself to remember

Sometimes you want to remember the name of a song that is being sung now, or the name of an old acquaintance who passed by. These words are spinning in your head, right on the tip of your tongue, but you cannot remember them. What should be done in such a situation? Probably ask the name of some friend nearby. And when they tell you your name, you can even exclaim: “Of course! That's it!"

The next time something like this happens, force yourself to remember that name. The brain can be trained, just like the muscles, and the more you exercise, the stronger it becomes.

Don't limit yourself to just names. Are you calling your mom to ask her uncle's phone number? Forget about pen and paper - you can remember that. Look at the buttons on your phone to create a mental picture of what the numbers should look like.

The worst thing that can happen is you have to call your mom again ...

3. Play games that require thought

You do not need to participate in a math Olympiad to develop the capabilities of your brain. No, games as simple as Sudoku or crossword puzzles will have tangible effects on your brain.

Regularity is very important here, so try to make these games and exercises a part of your daily life. For example, you can do crosswords on your way to work or home from work. Personally, I play a game of chess every day before starting work. It takes about 15 minutes, but provides a good start to the day for my brain.