We all have different kind of habits (good or bad) we follow in our lives, from our daily routine to our personal growth, everything is affected by our habits. They can make you who you are and can also break you. Habits are a big part of your life that plays a significant role. It is key to shape your life. The brain turns our daily actions and behaviours into habits.
Do you know, 40% of our actions are not conscious decisions but habits. According to neuroscientist David Eagleman in Incognito-“Brains are in the business of gathering information and steering behaviour appropriately. It doesn’t matter whether consciousness is involved in decision making. And most of the time, it’s not.”
All I want to say is; Habits can immensely affect everything, and by everything I mean it. Ever met a smart and successful person and thought what makes this man smart? It’s the wisdom to make sound decisions and ability to bring out best out of bad. It’s something that does not come by talent, you have to practise, learn and train your mind-all these factors are responsible for an individual’s smartness, and a key to it is your Habit. In this article, we’ll look at such habits that will make you Smarter
Reading is important, it helps you grow mentally, emotionally and psychologically. Not only that, but reading also increases one’s cognitive abilities, creativity and keep that brain young. Not only does it relieve stress, but also stimulates your cerebral cortex by building new synapses and strengthening the existing ones. Reading develops your vocabulary, verbal intelligence and memory.
Meditation is something we all should practice irrespective of anything. Harvard neuroscientist Sara Laza conducted research to find a connection between the mind and body during meditation. Her findings show that subjects, who meditated had thickened parts of the brain responsible for learning, cognition, memory, empathy, compassion and many more. Learn more here.
Exercising regularly not only keeps your body in shape but also your mind. According to scientists, exercising is good for your brain. It reduces stress and also improves blood circulation to the brain. Also, researchers in the University of British Columbia discovered that even simple aerobic exercise increases the size of the hippocampus – the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning. It’s time to start exercising regularly.