10 Things You Can Do To Start Thinking Better Right Now

1) State Vs You

Your thinking style improves when your state of mind improves. Never ever take a decision or act when you are under emotional stress. Maintain a positive attitude to get into a peak state of performance. Research in the field of sports psychology has proved beyond doubt that a positive attitude is not just for dreamy eyed idealists.

2) Focus

You might feel that you are a multi tasking genius. But science has again shown that when it comes to performing demanding tasks multi tasking actually makes you dumber.

3) Exercise

Physical exercise, especially aerobic, performed consistently at least once every 3 days helps the brain. Exercise increases the blood flow to the brain. An increase in blood supply increase the supply of Oxygen and Glucose essential nutrients for the brain.

4 ) Go easy on every day toxins

You might probably be aware that alcohol is a brain cell killer. But do you know that coffee is not good for the brain either. Keep your coffee intake to 1 or 2 cups daily at the most.Most pharmaceutical drugs also have a toxic effect on your brain. So do paint fumes.

5) Do not work when you are sick

You might think you are being heroic. But when you are sick and still performing mentally taxing work you are risking brain damage.

6) Go deep

According to Einstein a sense of curiosity is an essential requirement for genius like thinking. An attitude of curiosity will engage your brain in every day mundane tasks and turn them into fascinating challenges. An attitude of curiosity will help you probe deeper and deeper into the heart of the matter.

7) Have sex often

Sorry guys but it is only sex with committed partners that makes a difference. Some of the benefits of regular sex – better moods, better memories, increased youth promoting hormone DHEA, improved prostrate function.

8) Listen to great music

Music can stimulate spiritual experience (one reason why almost every religion has a musical element)  and insight. Not all music is beneficial. In a research study a group of participants that listened to heavy metal and rap music did worse than the group that did not listen to any music at all. A great source for brain music is www.soundings.com

9) Take supplements.

Supplements are not as regulated as medicines so take care to check their quality at www.consumerlabs.com. A few brain specific supplements: Acetyl L Carnitine (ALC) is shown to improve mental focus, enhance energy and slow aging. Co enzyme Q10 (COQ10) is a powerful anti oxidant and converts oxygen into energy. Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oils supplies DHA which is a vital component of cell membranes. Gingko Biloba  increases circulation, memory and concentration. For more on this check out my post  http://www.ebook-of-the-week.com/blog/272/if-only-more-people-would-watch-tv/

10) Watch what you eat

Your brain is 80% water. Even slight dehydration can raise stress hormones and damage your brain.Make sure you drink enough water (84 ounces daily) or water containing beverages such as green tea. Eat less it helps you live longer. Have a balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in all your meals.

Bonus – Kill the ANTs

ANTs stand for automatic negative thoughts. Think your thoughts are just thoughts. You are wrong. Research by Mark George, MD and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health demonstrated that happy, hopeful thoughts had an overall calming effect on the brain, while negative thoughts inflamed brain areas often involved with depression and anxiety. Your thoughts matter.
A lifelong habit of negative thinking makes these thoughts happen automatically. I still remember a weekend day from more than a decade ago. I was living with some friends and one Sunday morning I woke up to an empty house. My friends had left for the day leaving me all alone. I stayed inside and stewed the whole day over this. An entire day wasted.

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