Get Smarter with These Weird Exercises
Posted On May 16, 2016
Humans are creatures of habit which means that we tend to live our lives day to day with a set routine. You wake up, get ready for work, talk to a friend or two during breaks at work, eat the same meal for lunch, go home, prepare dinner, watch your favorite shows, go to bed, then wake up and repeat.
We can’t help it; it’s in our nature to stick to what we’re familiar with and remain in a bubble of comfort to avoid any major disruption in our lives. While that may sound like a pretty good idea, sticking to a routine can ultimately cause more harm than good.
Somewhere in between the gym workouts and healthy meals in an effort to remain fit, and the ton of skincare products, makeup, and fancy outfits we love to buy in order to look good on the outside, we’ve neglected one very important thing: our brain.
When our brain is passive, it begins to deteriorate. It’s our responsibility to ensure that we switch up our daily routine because our brain constantly desires to learn new things. By allowing our brain to experience new things through the senses which include smelling, tasting, hearing, touching, and seeing, we stimulate more connections in the different regions of the brain.
Include these exercises in your weekly routine and you’ll be sure to notice a difference.
1) Challenge your taste buds
This one is definitely a challenge for me. I’m the person who doesn’t need to see the menu because I order the same thing everywhere I go. However, it’s important to broaden your horizon and try different cuisines. Also, try to figure out the different ingredients you’re eating including the spices and herbs.
2) Do math in your head
3) Use your non-dominant hand
4) Switch around your morning routine
5) Close your eyes
Who knew getting smarter was this easy? Which exercise will you try first?