5 Simple Tips to Super Boost Your Memory 59

5 Simple Tips to Super Boost Your Memory

This is a guest post by Brenan Quirante, a publisher at Peak Nootropics – a blog dedicated to supplements that enhance brain function.

Who does not want a great memory and high IQ level? Everyone does, but few know the ways to achieve.

We have this misconception that memory differs from person to person, whereas the truth is that every brain has the ability to perform equally once you know how.

Well, it is not rocket science, but simple and easy tips that can boost up your cognition to levels you have never imagined of.

Below are some of the best tips to super-boost your memory:

1. Exercise regularly.

There is a special type of protein known as a neurotrophic factor which our brain’s nerve cell release when we exercise.

Out of these neurotrophic factor proteins, the BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) is essentially responsible for cognitive functions of the brain.

The more you exercise, the more is the BDNF generation in your brain. This means your cognition is getting superior and your brain is growing healthy.

Brain health is at its optimum when the nerve cells get multiplied, neural interconnections are strong, and cells are immune from damage. These healthy attributes are effectively induced and achieved by regular exercise.

2. Eat right.

What you eat and don’t eat shapes your body health as well as your brain health. And a better brain health is essential for better memory.

Let’s first see the foods which are vital for brain health.

Fresh vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, celery contain protective antioxidants for our brain. The right proportion of omega 3 and omega six acids stimulates the production of new brain cells. Walnuts and coconut oils are excellent nutrients for the protection of brain from degenerative neurological diseases.

Supplements such as peak nootropics are very helpful in boosting up brain’s health. Fast foods, sugars, and grain carbohydrates must be excluded from your diet to keep yourself brain-fit.

3. Play brain games.

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This is more like brain-exercising to keep your brain growing healthy.

Make a habit of playing brain games that challenge your brain with new and exciting information that stimulates it to work more.

This is particularly essential in preventing your brain to deteriorate with time.

Puzzles, chess, sudoku, Rubik’s cube are exciting ways to pass your free time, and you are keeping your mind healthy as well.

Instead of leisurely watching TV, develop a habit of involving yourself in such brain games and stay brain-healthy with superior memory.

4. Master a new skill.

An idle mind is the warehouse of brain decay, age, and stress related diseases. Thus it is advisable to keep your brain engaged in activities that are new to it. This way it keeps on functioning smoothly which would promote brain plasticity and neuron growth.

Studies have shown that a more active brain has a lower risk of dementia and mild cognitive impairments.

Mastering a new skill is an effective way to keep your mind vibrant and active. Try out brushing up on your culinary skills, hack language learning, or grab a musical instrument and try to learn to play it. You can also try your skills at writing something regularly until you master it.

There are plenty of new skills to learn and never deter away from trying one that catches your interest.

The idea is to keep your brain engrossed and active to have a sharp and better memory.

5. Get a good night’s sleep.

It is only during sleep that your brain rests and relaxes after a long day’s work and hence it is very necessary to ensure a good, sound sleep daily.

More biologically, synaptic plasticity and connection are strengthened when we slumber. This synaptic plasticity is particularly responsible for cognitive abilities such as learning and memory.

Sleep loss is the primary cause of the decline in neuron-connections as has been suggested by researchers. This is the reason why we find it easier to memorize or learn or perform better during the first few hours of the day after we wake up.

The brain’s performance level is at its peak at that time. A tight sleep is hence essential for achieving a healthy and optimally performing brain.

These are some of the simple changes that you can introduce to your lifestyle and achieve a sharp and better memory along with other cognitive abilities for years to come.

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Everyone dreams about being successful. But what is success?

For you, it could be building a company, getting promoted at work, generating wealth, or more humble ambitions, such as being the best parent or partner. While success looks different to each person, we all have an innate desire to achieve.

No matter how you define success as an individual, here are some habits you can adopt to become more successful in everyday life.

1. Be Focused.

There are distractions all around us, from social media and smartphones to friends and family. While everyone needs some ‘me time,’ to be successful, you also need focus. As such, cut out distractions and set aside time to work towards your goal.

Remember: There is always something productive you can do.

2. Aim to Learn.

It can be easy to get hung up results but being successful is about more than the outcome. The key to being truly successful is about learning. This allows you to grow and adapt, changing your approach and leading to improvements. As such, make learning a goal. This will also help to keep you motivated, too.

3. Be Prepared.

Being prepared is essential to increase the chance of success. This can be applied to almost any situation. Whether you are expecting your first baby, have an upcoming exam or interview, or are considering CFD trading, all require research and preparation.

4. Stop the Excuses.

When something goes wrong, it can be easy to dig your head in the sand, but this is not a habit of a successful person. Instead, take responsibility. Stop your excuses, work on your weaknesses and make improvements. The onus is on you to be successful so step up, set challenges and drive yourself forward.

5. Be Happy.

You may be focussed on earning more money, or you may have a goal to buy a flash car. But if you’re working a job you cannot stand, putting in too many hours and sacrificing time with the ones you love, you could quickly start to feel miserable.

Increase your happiness and make it a marker of your success, even if it takes longer to achieve your goals.

6. Feel Grateful.

Success is often less about material possessions or goals than it is about changing our perceptions.

This is why it is important to start recognizing the good things around you. Recognise and feel grateful for what you already have and you will soon feel very successful indeed.

7. Start Failing.

This may seem counterintuitive, but failure is a big part of success. It helps to highlight the things we do not want and essentially provides clarity. A little failure never hurt anyone. After all, no one has ever become successful without first experiencing failure.