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!
For each of the following statements, come up with at least two plausible reasons why they are true. Now, come up with at least two plausible reasons why they are false. This exercise will help you to see that many issues have different sides to them.
1. Putting money under your mattress is a good investment.
2. Small dogs have more energy than big dogs.
3. Hot weather makes people tired.
You can repeat this exercise by using any subjective statement that you can find.
noun :: A small wax candle; a small lighted wax candle; hence, a small light.
noun :: Gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object
"Westmacott was standing, as rigid as a statue, in the center of the room, with a lighted taper in her right hand." -- Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
Here are some tips on making keywords using the Phonetic Mnemonic System. We have already explained how each digit has an associated sound and that these sounds can be constructed into words. The key here is that each digit has a sound, not a letter.
When a single sound is created with two letters, we only count it once. For example, 'toll' is 15 not 155 and 'tack' is 17 not 177.
When a repeated letter makes two different sounds, then it is counted. For example, 'accept' is 7091.
Silent letters are always ignored. For example dumb is 13 and knee is 2.