If you want to be big and muscular - you go to the gym to train. If you want to be physically durable - you run outside or go hiking. But if you want to be smart and fast, you need to train one of the most important muscles in the body - the brain. We at the Think Smart Institute want to show you some exercises, which we hope will help you in this task. When you train your brain, you will be able to avoid situations, that can embarrass you, like remembering a person’s face, but not his name. Training your brain can also help you learn new things faster and easier. Today we have picked for you a couple of ways you can try so your try will be successful.

Here’s our pick for you:

  • Do something different repeatedly

    By actually doing something new over and over again, your brain wires new pathways that help you do this new thing better and faster. You can start with something small, and one might say even insignificant, but the brain still builds the path how to do it.

  • Learn something new

    It might sound obvious, but the more you use your brain, the better it’s going to perform for you. Learning a new instrument improves your skill of translating something you see (sheet music) to something you actually do (playing the instrument). Learning a new language shows your brain a different way of thinking, a different way of expressing yourself.

  • Eat right

    Foods like fish, fruits, and vegetables help your brain perform optimally. Yet, you might not know that dark chocolate gives your brain a good boost as well. When you eat chocolate, your brain produces a hormone which helps you learn faster and remember better. So next time you have something difficult to do, make sure you grab a bite or two of dark chocolate!