The act of strengthening your intellectual capacity is not something that applies only to academic studies. When you continuously work towards upgrading or keeping yourself up to date in your area of specialty (business and career wise), you’re also strengthening intellect. We’ll be looking at some helpful tips that can be used to reach the pick of intellectual domination.
- Expand your Horizons:
A person’s horizons are the limit of that person’s ideas, knowledge and experience. Expanding your horizon is to have or seek out new experiences, especially if previous experiences have been relatively limited. It’s essential to strive to be just a bit outside your comfort zone (Mentally and physically). You can:
- Be Curious about new things.
- Surround yourself with smart people.
- Ask questions regularly and shamelessly.
- Read books concerning the questions you have in your life.
- Have a healthy diet.
- Don’t be afraid to get involved in situations even when you know little about the outcome.
- Regularly practice empathy (ability to sense other people’s emotions).
- Get out there and experience things in person.
- Don’t say unnecessary stuffs just to prove intellect.
- Learn to pay attention to your mistakes and think hard on how to fix them.
- Learn something new daily.
- Think rationally (in a sensible and logical manner).
- Watch documentaries.
- Practice learning and memorizing things.
- Open up to conversations with people.
- Talk less and listen more.
- Be Imaginative:
To be imaginative is to be inventive and original; good at thinking of new, original and clever ideas; showing an ability of quick intellectual capacity; able to easily think of or create new or exciting things. When you’re imaginative you can develop a unique solution to a problem or issue. Being imaginative can be about:
- Asking the right questions.
- Becoming an expert though deliberate practice.
- Being open and aware of possible solutions and practicing mindfulness.
- Play and pretend (time off from work, used effectively can help build your creativity).
- Write down your ideas, pick the best ones and make something out of them.
- Meditate regularly.
- Spend time with imaginative people.
- Perform exercises to spark your imagination.
- Develop Metaphorical thinking (Metaphorical is using something or an object to stand for or symbolize another thing).
- Pleasure Reading:
Pleasure reading is reading that is freely chosen; when readers freely and enthusiastically continue reading even when they’re not obliged to do so; primarily for enjoyment. Building a habit of pleasure reading can involve:
- Picking a book regularly.
- Buying books and making out time to read them.
- Connect with people that push and encourage you to read.
- While reading forget about your life.
- Don’t spend too much time thinking of which book to read.
- Physical Activity:
We all know that exercise improves physical fitness but staying in shape can also boost our brainpower. When you carry out physical activities it reduces insulin resistance, reduces inflammation and stimulates the release of growth factors which helps improve memory and thinking skills.
- Get Sleep (Enough):
When we sleep your brain consolidates (combines a number of things into a single more effective or coherent whole i.e. making it stronger or more solid) memories you created throughout the day which helps in enhancing the understanding of things and the ability to learn new information when we wake up. Getting enough sleep can be difficult for a lot of people but it’s not impossible, just:
- Eliminate distractions before bedtime.
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time.
- Don’t nap longer than 20 minutes so as not to keep you up at night.
- Don’t eat heavy meals before bedtime.
- Make your bedroom comfortable, dark quiet and not too warm or cold.
- Develop a routine to help your relax before sleep.
- Talk with doctor if you keeping having trouble sleeping
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