6 Things You Should Do to Get Smarter

Intelligence isn’t something you are born with; there is always something you can do to make yourself smarter. You can be smart by exercising your brain with puzzles and creative tasks, developing people’s skills, learning as much as you can and continue working to broaden your horizon by stepping out of your comfort zone. It may seem difficult to you at first but as long as you have a willingness to learn, it is very much attainable.

Following are the few changes that you can easily fit into your daily routine:

1. Write down new information:

Every day you learn a lot of new things but very few of these stick to your brain for a longer period of time. The reason is that you don’t write them on a piece of paper and just think that learning stays only till you brain. But in reality, when you write the new information that you acquire on a piece of paper, it boosts you brain power.

2. Creating a “done” list:

You may have read a lot about creating a “to do” list but nobody must have told you about the benefits of creating a “done” list. There are a lot of things that you accomplish in a day but they are not remembered because they never come into notice. Therefore, create a done list in order to tell yourself about the things that you accomplish on daily basis. These will help you to remember the strategies you used to overcome challenges and will keep your mind equipped with all the great ideas that you have in mind.

3. Make smart friends:

When you hang out with people who are smarter then you, you continuously learn something new. The company of clever teaches you to be humble and realize that there are lots of things that you need to learn.

4. Reading:

Reading is definitely a smart way to increase your knowledge. It is a good way to understand different opinions as every book has a different view to share with readers. Therefore, develop a habit of reading, read everything starting from daily newspaper to fiction and nonfiction. Read as many quality books as you can and you will see your horizon broadened up automatically.

5. Learn a foreign language:

In today’s world, learning a new language isn’t much costly. You can easily learn at home by taking online lessons. Get the basic knowledge about as many languages as you can and you will see it will bring a big improvement to your skillset.

6. Try new things:

When you feel you are stuck in your life, make it exciting by doing random things you haven’t done before. Even if some of the things do not feel useful or productive right at that moment, hey will definitely be of a great help to you in future.

Via: INC