Everyone is different, and the way we reach success will vary, too. But there’s one thing many of the world’s successful people have in common, and it’s something you can do, too, no matter your age, gender or current life situation. Ready to achieve greater success? You can when you supercharge your mind at the start of each day. Here are three ways to do that.
According to this study, both physical and mental activity can supercharge your mind. So, along with physical activity, here are two other proven ways to exercise your brain.
According to neuroscientist, Wendy Suzuki, exercise is the best thing you can do for your brain. That’s because exercise can protect and strengthen two very important brain regions: the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus.
You need to keep these two brain regions fit because they help with decision making, focus, attention, as well as forming and retaining memory. Even in a quick workout can positively impact your brain.
Like exercise, meditation can actually change the brain. In fact, Harvard researchers found that meditation can change brain structure. With a consistent practice of meditation, participants had a lower volume amygdala, the area of the brain associated with stress, fear and anxiety. On the other hand, the hippocampus grew, which can better support emotions and memory.
According to author of Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, Tom Corley, 67 percent of successful people spend under an hour of television watching per day.
Turns out they read instead. And while exercise and meditation are great for the mind, so is reading – especially if you flip through a book that challenges, pushes and educates you.