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You exercise your body to stay physically in shape, so why shouldn't you exercise your brain to stay mentally fit? With these daily exercises you will learn how to flex your mind, improve your creativity and boost your memory. As with any exercise, repetition is necessary for you to see improvement, so pick your favorite exercises from our daily suggestions and repeat them as desired. Try to do some mentalrobics every single day!

Whether you are defining a problem statement, having a brainstorm, or just tossing around some ideas, try to use positive words. Our minds can process positive statements faster than negative statements. Take the two questions below as examples. Which one is easier to understand?

1. Should we allow drunken people to drive?
2. Should we not allow drunken people to drive?

The second question takes a little longer to understand because you have to process the 'not' and flip your answer around. If you avoid using negatives, you will have a faster and more efficient thinking process.

On a related note, try to keep a positive attitude. Nothing makes a brainstorm worse than a grumpy participant.

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