25 Brain Boosters

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25 Brain Boosters

  1. 1. BOOSTERS © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  2. 2. Keeping your mind sharp is important whether you’re eight or eighty-eight. But it does requires some effort. By spending even 15 minutes a day on simple exercises, you really can boost your brain power. We’ve compiled our favorite brain boosting exercises so you can keep your mind young and fresh! 2 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  3. 3. 1. SPEED READ. Speed reading helps you develop better memory and achieve your goals faster. 3 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  4. 4. 2. DRAW. You can easily inspire creativity and stimulate the right hemisphere by drawing. 4 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  5. 5. 3. PRACTICE A NEW LANGUAGE. Learning a new language or practicing a foreign language improves the speech centers of your brain. 5 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  6. 6. 4. CROSSWORD PUZZLES. Completing crossword puzzles bring out the brain’s ability to think critically. 6 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  7. 7. 5. LAUGH. Laughing increases overall well being (besides making life more fun!). 7 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  8. 8. 6. DEBATE. This strengthens your brain’s ability to think quickly and persuasively. 8 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  9. 9. 7. LEARN CONSTANTLY. Read, listen, study, and observe. Devote yourself to a lifetime of learning. 9 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  10. 10. 8. CLASSICAL MUSIC. The left hemisphere of your brain is activated when you listen to music. Mozart’s music has been linked to an 80 percent increase in spatial intelligence scores. Wow! 10 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  11. 11. 9. PLAY. Board and card games help to improve thinking speed and natural problem solving skills. 11 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  12. 12. 10. CALL SOMEONE. Research has shown that social networking is important in reducing the risk of dementia. This will help you to sustain and develop relationships, reduce stress, and express your emotions. 12 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  13. 13. 11. WALK. Walking is good for your mental health. This activity sends oxygen to your brain and relaxes you so you’re able to think clearly. 13 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  14. 14. 12. ASK QUESTIONS. Questions can provoke new thoughts and ideas. They help you re-examine well-established philosophies, while building brain power. 14 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  15. 15. 13. BRAIN TEASERS. Spend 15 minutes a day doing brain teasers and puzzles. It’s a relaxing, yet invigorating break for the mind. 15 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  16. 16. 14. RIDDLE ME THIS. Spend several minutes a day answering riddles. This is a fun activity to do with your children or grandchildren. 16 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  17. 17. 15. PAINT. Get your creative juices flowing with a paint brush. It doesn’t matter if you’re an artist or not, just let the brush strokes flow! 17 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  18. 18. 16. MUSIC. Playing a musical instrument not only develops your creativity, but it boosts your brain power, too. 18 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  19. 19. 17. HOBBIES. Stamp collecting, coin collecting, arts & crafts – anything that keeps your brain active is good for you. 19 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  20. 20. 18. QUIZ ME. Quiz yourself on useful knowledge and trivia to keep your mind in shape. 20 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  21. 21. 19. SUDOKU. This challenging game is great for building brain power through critical thinking and reasoning. 21 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  22. 22. 20. ANAGRAMS. This word game will develop your brain power, memory skills, and problem solving capabilities. 22 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  23. 23. 21. PLAY THE NAME GAME. Name as many varieties of one thing as you can. Or make as many words as you can from another longer word. 23 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  24. 24. 22. RECITE YOUR ABCs. Recite the alphabet—backwards! It’s a simple game that trains you to use your thinking and memory skills, while boosting your brain function. 24 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  25. 25. 23. HAVE A SPELLING BEE. Practice spelling common and uncommon words. It gets your brain churning. 25 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  26. 26. 24. BALANCE YOUR CHECKBOOK. Math stimulates your brain. It may not be as much fun as some of the other exercises, but balancing your checkbook is good both fiscally and mentally. 26 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  27. 27. 25. TEACH. Teach others something you know either in a classroom setting or one-on-one. 27 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  28. 28. It’s important to keep active. Use your brain to remember, learn, and solve problems so you not only work your brain muscles, but you build and develop skills that keep your mind sharp. Have fun, get creative, and exercise your brain regularly! 28 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  29. 29. More About Richard Richard Butler is a trained Life and Business Coach and Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming. He runs a number of coaching and business related sites including: http://www.RichardButlerTheSuccessCoach.com http://www.RichardButler.ie http://www.FreeNLPEbook.info He can be contacted in the following countries: 01 442 9769 Ireland (561) 623-9569 USA 020 3287 1972 UK 29 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com

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