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!
Close your eyes and try to imagine the taste of the following things. Once you get good at this, try to do it without visualizing an image of the item.
1. Apple pie
3. Orange juice
Make up your own items to repeat this exercise.
Does this exercise make you hungry? Studies show that just thinking about food can make your stomach think that it's about to get fed.
noun :: The unraveling or discovery of a plot; the catastrophe, especially of a drama or a romance.
noun :: The solution of a mystery; issue; outcome.
"But with the denouement of the scene he threw off all restraint, and laughed aloud." --Dumas, Alexandre
Taking breaks is very beneficial to studying as it gives your mind a chance to digest and organize the information that you have absorbed. Even a 15 minute break every 45 minutes can be a huge help. Cramming is studying for long periods without taking breaks and is not recommended. Spacing out your learning will actually decrease the total amount of study time that you need to learn a subject. Additionally, taking a break between studying two different subjects will help prevent interference, especially if the two subjects are similar.
Similar to how Pavlov's dog had associated food with the sound of a bell, it's possible to program your mind to associate some stimuli with being in a relaxed and calm state. This can be a very effect way of coping with stress.
The first step is to find a trigger that you can use on yourself. It should be something that doesn't happen in a normal day. Maybe it could be sticking a finger in your ear, pinching the back of your hand, or taking a whiff from one of your scent canisters.
The second step is to associate this trigger with the state of being calm and relaxed. Try to conjure up a vivid memory of a time in the past when you were totally at peace. Try to recreate all the sounds, smells and images. Once you think you have a good visualization, program it into your mind by sticking your finger in your ear, or whatever else you have chosen to be your trigger. In the future, whenever you are naturally feeling calm and relaxed you should reinforce your trigger by doing it.
Now that you have programmed your mind to associate the trigger with a relaxed state, you can use it whenever you feel stressed. Simply activate your trigger and you will immediately start feeling more relaxed.