You may have been hinted to you that you are not smart enough, or someone said that you are "not brilliant with intelligence." In this case, you are probably tired of teasing others about your lack of intelligence, low level of intelligence or lack of achievements in your career or study. Because of all this, you may have a feeling of disappointment in yourself. This article can be called a kind of study guide: it will help you realize your full potential and at the same time not make a choice in favor of recognition and approval in society to the detriment of real knowledge.
Intelligence Development: Simple and Effective Ways
The information that you get acquainted with at first glance may seem extremely unusual when it comes to the development of intelligence, but it is in its unusualness and simplicity that the greatest efficiency lies. It is also interesting that you can use it without much effort in everyday life, just by devoting a little time each day.
The first way - the best time to relax
This method can be called basic, because in a state of fatigue and fatigue, there can be no talk of any development of intelligence and memory, as well as other abilities. Therefore, to begin with, begin to devote appropriate time and attention to your sleep. Healthy sleep is not only an excellent prevention of distraction, forgetfulness and difficulty in thinking, but also improves intelligence and all mental abilities in general. I'm interested in an article on sleep, by the way, you can read it here.
Method Two - Record Keeping
Here we are talking about the analysis of information through record keeping. Often each of us comes up with sensible thoughts and good ideas, but instead of trying to memorize them, as most people do, we advise you to write them down. In addition, you can also reflect in writing, thinking over the prospects and options for the development of events, making plans and lists. So you use several parts of the brain and, simultaneously with the training of memory and attention, will help improve concentration. As for the analysis of information, its visual display will allow us to see the picture wider and make the right decisions based on this vision.
The third way - peace and quiet
A lot of people at the end of the working day, and in any free time, are not engaged in the development of intelligence, but in some kind of business that does not contribute to this at all. These include watching TV, “sticking” in social networks, meaningless talking on the phone or non-developing computer games. Especially the tendency to this is manifested in children. All this, of course, there may be time and a place in life, but if there is a goal to develop intelligence, it is better to be quiet and calm as much as possible - this allows you to generate new ideas, think over plans, find the right and wise solutions to complex problems and generally better and better rest.
Method Four - Educational Games
For the development of intelligence and memory, attention and concentration, it is very useful to play, for example, logic games, chess and checkers, dominoes, board intellectual games (Monopoly, Imaginarium, Millionaire, etc.). If you make this pastime regular, you can create an effective system for the development of not only intelligence, but also the ability to analyze, count in the mind, find causal relationships, make calculations and develop thinking in general. And you can also devote time to passing various developmental trainings and courses, for example, this one.
The fifth way - communication with people
Interaction and communication with different people carries a huge number of positive aspects - broadens the horizons, helps to obtain new information, eliminates complexes, develops communication skills, increases self-confidence and self-esteem. To provide your intellect with the basis for continuous development, communicate with others as much as possible, and try to communicate with people who are better than you, for example, smarter, more educated, stronger, more confident, more secure, etc. The higher you set the bar for yourselves, the more powerful and developed personality you can become.
The sixth way - reading books
Another excellent and easy way to develop intelligence in children and adults is through reading. People who read many books always support their brain in tone and cognitive activity. Filling it all with new information, they simply force themselves to grow personally and intellectually. In addition, a well-read person experiences much less difficulties in communicating with others, because literature carries information of a completely different plan, which can always be successfully applied in life. And another plus of reading is that a well-read person with a developed horizons is able to be an excellent conversationalist in almost any situation.
The seventh way is to make familiar things unusual
It is about doing quite ordinary everyday things in unusual ways. Every day we brush our teeth, wash, comb, wash the dishes and tie the shoelaces - these things have long been familiar and are performed by us on the automatism, which means that the brain does not strain at all. But from them it is really possible to make a cool system of development of intelligence. Start going to work in new ways, fasten the belt on the contrary, always cross the road, starting from the left foot, etc. So you activate your thought processes, begin to pay attention to the little things, will train awareness. Remember that even such trivial experiments contribute to the development of the mind and serve as a good way to train intelligence and memory, attention and concentration, thinking and creativity.
Method Eight - Fine Art
To develop intelligence, you do not have to become the new Pablo Picasso or Leonardo da Vinci - you can just devote a couple of hours to drawing from time to time. Set yourself the task of drawing a concrete picture, and you will notice how your brain began to work more actively. When a person draws, both hemispheres of the brain are activated, concentration increases and coordination improves. In addition, in the process of drawing a person, as it were, disconnects from the outside world for some time, due to which consciousness is cleansed and rests.
Method Nine - Continuous Learning
Learning is always progress and moving forward. Thus, constantly assimilating new knowledge and mastering new skills, you will automatically force your intellect to develop. Anything can do: study foreign languages, do a detailed study of the world map, dive into historical chronicles, read autobiographies of famous people, etc. But you can go further and, for example, get a new specialty, take retraining and advanced training courses or even change jobs or start your own business. Such a development system will be an excellent assistant for you, and will always keep your intelligence in good shape.
The tenth method - self-education
This method is a logical continuation of the previous one. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to learn all their lives, but those who think about training their intellect make self-education an indispensable part of their lives. There are plenty of opportunities for this today. Read books and textbooks, learn new things and communicate with interesting people, get involved in unusual things and find hobbies for yourself, watch documentaries and educational programs. And if you want to do self-education in full, you can, for example, take a course on the development of thinking or some good online training. Here we want to remind you that any new information, if it involves practical application, must always be used in practice - only in this way self-education will become full and effective.
Method Eleven - Positive Thinking
Naturally, life never goes completely calm, and sometimes surprises. Circumstances and situations of which we did not even suspect could deprive strength and unsettle us, make us worry and sound the alarm. But they need to be perceived precisely as another chance for self-development and development of intelligence. Gathering the will into a fist, rising from his knees and directing energy in the right direction, we become stronger, more experienced, wiser and smarter. And a special role in all this is played by nothing more than positive thinking, because it allows us to remain calm, to think creatively, to be persistent and self-confident. And from here, all the other benefits flow - increasing the ability to concentrate, training the skill of time management and planning, developing willpower and stress resistance. Remember that life, together with all its events, can itself be used by you as an ideal system for the development of intelligence. And such an attitude to it should be formed, both in children and in adults.
Method Twelve - Vision
The ability to see prospects is a determining link on the path to success and a fulfilling life. If you learn to always be tuned in to the search for new steps for development, your thinking will be entirely focused on the analysis of your prospects. In reality, fate constantly offers you something valuable and significant, and your task is to see, understand and evaluate. Thinking constructively, you contribute to the development of your intellect and artificially create for yourself a need to broaden your horizons. And everyone who strives for self-improvement, personal and intellectual growth should act in this way, and not otherwise. Without this component, achieving complete success and happiness will be simply impossible.
Method thirteen - physical activity
Despite the fact that this method of developing intelligence is considered more indirect than direct, it gives excellent results. Firstly, by loading yourself physically, you help improve blood circulation, enrich your brain with oxygen, so it starts to function several times more efficiently, and contributes to the production of a protein that is responsible for the formation of neurons - a key element in the development of intellectual abilities. Secondly, physical work is a wonderful way to relax and gain strength in your mind, as if he is constantly tired, the effectiveness of any work on himself is many times reduced. And, thirdly, physical development, coupled with mental development, is the most full-fledged development that we need to strive for. If you wish, you can sign up for the sports section or go to the gym, although jogging, exercise, breathing exercises and banal push-ups from the floor will work.
A lot depends on how well developed your intelligence is. Of course, IQ cannot be called decisive in achieving success and improving life, but if your intellectual abilities are well developed and you work on yourself, your chances of self-fulfillment and fulfillment of your dreams will increase many times over. Engage in training in intelligence and memory, develop a craving for improvement in yourself and in children, and, of course, improve your thinking - then unprecedented opportunities will open before you that can make your life bright, rich and happy.
How to develop intelligence: ways
We pass from theory to practice. Intelligence is the ability to think, analyze, memorize and perceive. Therefore, this is a complex concept that involves various parts of the brain and requires an integrated approach. Below are presented the ways of developing the intellect themselves, as well as explanations of what effect they have on the brain.
A Way to Develop Intellect # 1: Recording
The simplest way to train your intellect, though not the most obvious. Suppose a brilliant idea has ripened in your head. You have two options: keep it in your head and silently implement it or put it on paper and implement it by registering each step. In the second case, processes will occur in your brain that are very different from the first case, despite the fact that the implementation of your idea may ultimately be the same.
This is due to the fact that when you record, you visually perceive the information, and, therefore, involve the parts of the brain that are responsible for vision, and more parts of the RAM (there is no mistake here: the concept of “operative (short-term) memory” has the same relation to people, like computers).
In addition, when you record, you analyze information deeper, causing more complex mental processes in the brain. As a result, your intelligence develops.
A Way to Develop Intellect # 2: Games
There are a huge number of games that allow you to develop intelligence. The most effective are the games that require you to plan and calculate. One of the most popular (and my favorites) are chess.
Chess develops logic and vision. To succeed, you need to be able to not only count and anticipate, but also keep in mind the many possible options for the development of events. As a result, many brain centers are involved: from vision to memory.
A Way to Develop Intelligence # 3: Puzzle
Puzzles are another great way to develop not only logical, but also spatial thinking. There is a mass of puzzles, both online and offline. I personally prefer the Rubik's Cube and spatial wire puzzles. They are inexpensive, and take their heads for many hours and give a feeling of total moral satisfaction when a solution is found.
The way to develop intelligence No. 4: Break the pattern
Many repeat the same actions every day, such as going to the store, going to work, eating, hygiene, etc. We do all this according to the pattern. We don’t even think about how we do this, and all these daily rituals have been brought to automatism. It’s like a beaten track that doesn’t strain the brain at all.
At the same time, if you break the template, then the brain is simply forced to engage in more active work. For example, try to open the door with a key with your eyes closed. The action is the same, but it will not be carried out according to the pattern and will require the activation of new departments from the brain to complete the task. As a result, new connections between neurons will appear.
There are many ways to break the pattern, and they can be applied in everyday life with a bang. Just add something uncharacteristic for you, something that is not in your habit, and very soon you will see the result.
The way to develop intelligence No. 5: Ballroom dancing
I am looking forward to the fact that when you read these lines, you are indignantly thinking about how ballroom dancing can affect the intellect when it can be fully and completely attributed to sports.
In fact, sport, in itself, is also a good way to train the intellect, but ballroom dancing in this regard is superior to other types. Their secret is that during dancing you need to constantly think. To think about each movement, about the partner, about the posture, about the frame, about the music, about what you will do in a moment and many more things. I was engaged in sports ballroom dancing for several years, and by the end of each training session I was very exhausted, both physically and mentally, because the load was just enormous.
It's funny: I tried various types of dances, but compared to sports ballroom, the effect was much weaker.
A Way to Develop Intellect # 6: Visual Arts
When you draw, your brain activates many departments to accomplish the task. Of course, this is not about making Rubens or Titian out of you. You can draw anything: for example, faces at lectures or cartoons on speakers from the rostrum of speakers at conferences.
A Way to Develop Intellect # 7: Learning
Another unique way to increase your intellectual potential. Start learning new information and transforming your knowledge into skills. A foreign language or a new Adobe package, web design or a new engine for a site - you can study anything you want, and all this will favorably affect the development of your intelligence.
A Way to Develop Intellect # 8: Copywriting
Finally, the time has come to close this vicious circle. We develop intelligence in order to succeed in copywriting, but it should be noted that, in itself, copywriting contributes significantly to the development of intelligence, since it includes a lot of thought processes:
- Problem solving
- Approach search
- Choosing the best option
- Filtering Excess Data
Look at most successful copywriters and you will see that they are all intellectuals.
The way to develop intelligence No. 9: Physical activity
Physical activity, such as lifting weights, running, pulling up or push-ups, of course, does not directly affect the intellect. However, they are very indirect. The fact is that during physical exertion, the so-called neurotropic factor of the brain is produced. Это белок, который отвечает за развитие нейронов, тех самых клеток, которые являются ключевыми в нашем мозге.
Вот и получается: нагрузка на мышцы способствует развитию интеллекта. However, it is worth noting that since this method is indirect, then by itself it is ineffective, but it can significantly increase the effectiveness of all other methods.
The way to develop intelligence No. 10: Rest
As in any business, in the development of intelligence it is important to know the measure. That is why rest is taken out as a separate way. Not to be confused with laziness, which carefully disguises itself as a rest, but in fact has the opposite effect.
Findings: as you can see, none of the above methods can make you a professional copywriter, say, in a month. However, these methods will allow you to raise the level of your thinking to a whole new level and open before you much more ways to achieve success in many areas, including copywriting. In addition, they do not require titanic efforts, and the return on them will pay off handsomely.