Updated April 18, 2023
Important Tips to Boost your Mind Power
You may often come across people who are immensely intelligent and possess a high I.Q. One may desire something similar for oneself; however, you must know that your mind power is often not inborn, but you build it up with daily practice. Now a question arises: what is the difference between the mind and the brain?
Brain v/s Mind
The brain and the mind are not the same. The brain is part of the visible, tangible existence of the body, whereas the reason is part of the invisible, transcendent world of the soul.
Tips to Boost your Mind Power
The following are six important tips to boost and maximize your brain power.
1. Keep your mind organized
Organization is a vital human skill. It is to maintain everything in the proper and correct order. Organizational quality is essential in daily and professional life to avoid chaos resulting from disorganization. It reflects in the broader scheme of existence, where everything in the universe has been organized perfectly for us.
An example to illustrate this is as follows:
Suppose you could be more organized in your daily activities, i.e., always keeping your things out of their places. If you have an exam tomorrow and have thoroughly studied for it the night before, but the next day, due to your disorganized behavior, you have misplaced the hall ticket and are struggling to find it. After much effort, you finally found it, but now you miss your regular bus. Due to urgency, you take a private cab and finally arrive on time despite the traffic. However, due to all this hassle, your mind becomes disturbed, which consequently affects your exam performance to a great extent.
Due to your disorganizing tendencies, you have faced the following problems:
- studying overnight and lacking sleep
- wasting valuable time looking for the hall ticket
- extra spending on travel
- disturbance in mind
- poor exam results
Organizing skills stem from organizing thoughts. If we strive to manage our thinking, our lives will also become organized.
2. Cultivate the quality of enthusiasm
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The term “enthusiasm” means intense and eager enjoyment of something. It is a natural feeling in a person towards things of their liking. For example, an avid reader has enthusiasm for books. It is impossible to accomplish something great without being enthusiastic about it. Upon finishing a task with great enthusiasm, it boosts the power and capability of the mind, thereby increasing our productivity.
3. Sharpen your interest
Interest is the desire to learn about something or someone. Interest is highly crucial in acquiring new skills.
“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”
– William Morris
It would be best if you took an interest in daily life activities such as meeting people, traveling, cooking, and even cleaning your home. If you develop an interest in all such mundane life activities, it is unlikely that you will ever be unhappy. Liking an activity and enjoying it cultivates interest. It would be best to transform your thinking patterns to do so.
Interest is directly associated with your power of the mind. If daily activities interest you, you may remember things very clearly. It will avert any untoward incident due to poor memory, such as forgetting your flight tickets.
4. Mantra of thinking: Effectively, Logically, and Creatively
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.”
– Henry Ford
Thinking can be defined as intellectual judgment, reflection, or meditation—to reach a conclusion/solution or obtain clarity of mind.
It can relate to the present, past, and future. Thinking in the present is problem-solving; believing in the past is remembering; and thinking in the future is anticipating.
Our problem-solving abilities influence our lives. Remembrances of experiences and knowledge from the past are essential in problem-solving. To solve problems, we must anticipate their likely results in the future. Thinking clearly and effectively is the greatest asset of any human being. Compared to other species, humans are primarily bestowed with intellect and can think effectively, logically, and creatively.
Practical thinking is an art that can only be kept alive by constant practice. It will also have an impact on your memory.
Logical thinking is moving from one related thought to another. Here is an example of logical reasoning:
- Good books are easy to understand. (First premise)
- I quickly understood this book. (Second premise)
- Therefore, this is a good book. (Conclusion)
Creativity is simply using imagination or original thought to create something. It is an innovative method that requires thinking out of the box. The constant practice cultivates our creative abilities. A person who excels in all three forms of thinking, i.e., practical, logical, and creative, will succeed in all aspects of life.
5. Improve concentration skills
“Concentration is the action or power of focusing all attention towards your task or a particular thing. Success in life is a matter not so much of talent and opportunity as of concentration and perseverance.”
– C.W. Wendte
One can master the art of mind concentration like any other skill. Humans utilize only 8 to 10 percent of their mind power in their lifetime. If you master the engagement, you can also use the remainder of it. It is challenging to learn yet possible. You must have exclusive attention to the task at hand. No other thought, no matter how trivial, should enter your mind. With time, you will observe an improvement in your concentration skills.
6. Improve observation skills
“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.”
– George Bernard Shaw
Observation is simply closely monitoring something or someone. Too many of us often see but rarely observe. Our memory corresponds to our observation skills. The deeper the observation, the stronger the memory. The mind interprets what the eyes observe. Learning Observation skills happens through daily practice. Take some time to closely monitor things, like remembering a vehicle’s number plate or a stranger’s face in society, etc.
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