Becoming smarter doesn’t necessarily mean attending university and reading for six hours per day. Here are a few small ways you can increase your intelligence.
- Write down what you learn.
Take a few minutes each day to write down what you have learnt. For everything you learn–big or small–stick with it for at least as long as it takes you to be able to explain it to a friend. It’s fairly easy to learn new information. Being able to retain that information and teach others is far more valuable.
- Be smarter in how you use your time online.
You don’t need to keep checking Facebook or Instagram during those spare moments just to see what people have had for lunch. Choose to read a page of an Ebook, do an online course, find something mentally nourishing on the web, read a news article from another country or simply find more intriguing articles about topics you know nothing about.
- Make a ‘did’ list.
Rather than constantly making a list of never ending things to do, decide to make a daily list of the things you did. Doing this will also boost confidence and happiness which also equate to increasing one’s intelligence.
- Play Scrabble
As well as being fun, board games also give your brain a work out.
- Have smart friends
Surrounding yourself with smart friends will impact on what you learn. Be humble and always willing to listen.
- Read a lot
Reading is essential to increasing vocabulary and intellect. Choose a combination of fiction and non fiction, magazine and/or newspaper. Quantity is important.
- Learn a new language
There are plenty of free websites to help with this.
Take some time on a regular basis to rest your mind. Your brain needs time and space to process new learnt information. Spend some time thinking and sitting in silence daily. Constant mental stimulation is counter productive.